Thanks, I'll try that and you're correct, the pipe only cost me about $70USD. Probably cost me nearly that much to have a fishtail sent to me.One thing to try:
Attempt to put it in your mouth a bit further. That indent on the bottom is technically supposed to sit on your tongue. Sometimes if you don’t do this and dangle your clench the smoke from the plip will go right into your teeth or gums.
When I side clench I have to put a p lip further into my mouth than a fishtail.
I’ll send you a fishtail pipe for that one if you want.Not a fan. I found a NOS block meerschaum Pete with p-lip in an antique shop in Dublin. Sometimes when smoking it I'll turn the pipe, pointing the hole of the p-lip directly towards my lips so I can enjoy the flavor of the smoke on my tongue, defeating its purpose.