- Jan 14, 2012
You don't have to have the fine Artisan pipes to enjoy our hobby. It's just fire in the hole. Learn the craft and down the road you will aquire better, but it's all the same, technique and taste . A little story, when I was young I could shoot the eye out a qnat at 50 paces, we has Eastners come down with their fancy clothes and guns to duck hunt. Sometimes the spillover was quite large and they would call my Grandfathers house for me to help guide. My old 12 gauge full choke Winchester and beat up clothes had killed many ducks. I would go and sometimes break ice to set the decoys, it was hard to see them shoot and I couldn't. Did that deter me No, I knew what I could do, do not be ashamed in your equipment, enjoy what you have, it all does the same. Practice and down the road you will get better and you will enjoy it better. My Grandfather used to say to me in French. That Duck don't know if he was killed with a fancy gun, just like that tobbaco doesn't know'if it's smoked in a fancy pipe. I cherish all my pipes and you should too. Be Happy with what you have in life and it will be fuller.