Howdy, everyone. I'm a pipe smoker, paddle boarder, outdoorsman, and family man form the Tampa Bay area. The name paddledaddy combines my favorite sport (stand up paddleboarding) and being a father. It's been used by me at a number of other forums when a used to race paddleboards so I just kept it. My father was a lifelong pipe smoker and did business all over the world with his signature corn cob pipe in place. I dabbled in pipe smoking for about 10 years before my kids were born and and until they were old enough to learn the ant- tobacco mantra from school. I stopped smoking until one day my son turned 18 and came home with a tobacco pipe and a tin that his youth pastor gave him. I figured I had the green light to smoke again and have really enjoyed all that is pipe smoking for about 4 years now. I only smoke one bowl a day and try to miss a few days every week so that I know I can quit nicotine anytime I need to. I smoke all varieties of quality tobacco. Life is too short and attractive pipes are too expensive to not try the best tobaccos. I tend to prefer English blends but do enjoy Vapers, and other interesting quality tobaccos. There are only a few aromatics I can tolerate anymore and really only pull them out from Halloween to Christmas. I recently found this site while reaerching some blends and thought it made sense to get involved. Cheers.