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We are now offering Plasencia Cigars!!!
Handmade in Nicaragua:
14b Cosecha -Toro 5 3/4×54 $13.25
Alma Fuerte -Sixto II Box Pressed 6×60 $19.95
Alma Fuerte-Generacion V Box Pressed 7×58 $20.95
Alma del Campo-Robusto Gordo 5 1/2×54 $15.45
Alma del Campo-Toro Extra 6 1/2×54 $16.35
Alma del Fuego-Robusto 5×50 $14.55
Alma del Fuego-Toro 6×54 $15.45

Owned by father-and-son team Nestor Plasencia Sr. and Jr., the Plasencia tobacco operation has cigar factories in both Nicaragua and Honduras, the family grows approximately 3,000 acres of tobacco in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama but they are now sold here at your friendly neighborhood Pipe Rack!

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We are excited to be offering Mummy Worms! They are real wax worms that have been preserved “MUMMIFIED” with a secret method that allows them to live up to 2 years with proper refrigeration, or 8 months at room temperature. The process keeps it’s natural softness, flexibility and attraction. The worm will stay soft, resistant, and will even keep its juice inside. This bait is excellent for trout, perch, crappie, bluegill, salmon and others. In addition, this 4 seasons bait is great for ice fishing. We offer 3 vibrant colors: Pink, Chartreuse, and Natural. Only $6.58 at your friendly neighborhood Pipe Rack.

The Pipe Racks’ Perfectly Prodigious Peerless Product Promotion!!!

Not only do we still have the classic Pautzke Balls O’ Fire Salmon Eggs – Green Label we have now have the Pautzke Fire Bait – Glitter Trout Bait. A dough bait, designed to catch trout, Fire Bait is crammed with cutting edge fishing technology.  Its consistency and vibrant colors are guaranteed to produce results and performance that will make it another Pautzke classic. We have 6 glitter filled colors to chose from. Only $4.88 at your friendly neighborhood Pipe Rack.


We did have a lackluster Fish Pics year last year but this year starting in March and going through September we are reviving our Fish Pics competition and it is going to be GREAT!                                                          Rules:                                                                                                                                           Take a picture of you and your fish (YOU MUST BE IN THE PICTURE)  Send to                                                                           THAT’S IT!                                                                                                                              Your picture will go up on the Fish Pics page on our website. Then wait and see if your picture gets chosen as the best pic of the month and you will get an email from us letting you know you won and that you can come in and pick up your prize!                                                                      Good luck and keep those fish pics coming!


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YAGUA by J.C. Newman

The Yagua story begins with the grandfather of the general manager of the J.C. Newman factory in Nicaragua…                                                                      “At our family farm, my grandfather would take fresh tobacco leaves from the curing barns and roll cigars without any molds or presses. In an attempt to give his cigars a traditional shape, he would tie a handful of them together using pieces of the Cuban royal palm tree, known as the yagua. When he was ready to enjoy his personal cigars, he untied the bundle. He loved how every cigar had its own unique shape. I still remember the rich aroma and taste of my grandfather’s cigars. Today, I’ve recreated Yagua, rolling them exactly how my grandfather did a century ago.” Because the cigars are pressed together and bound while they are still wet, each one has a slightly different shape. With a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos, these cigars offer a rich smooth flavor. The Yagua is sure to appeal to the seasoned cigar lover looking for something unconventional for their humidor. Now at The Pipe Rack for only $8.50

Today is International Pipe Smoking Day!!!

International Pipe Smoking Day has been observed annually on February 20th since 2008. This date has been included in the calendar thanks to the initiative of The Vancouver Pipe Club. There are around IO million pipe-smokers in the USA and 1.5 million in the UK. Many pipe clubs organize meetings and annual celebrations to celebrate this special day for pipe smokers and hobbyists. The pipe-smoking communities appeal to spend some time that day on the noble art of pipe-smoking and admiration for the beauty enchanted in the root briar. At numerous meetings, they pass on tradition, history and old habits to the younger generations. All the lovers of this day argue that smoking a pipe is more than just a hobby. It’s an art that richly rewards those who practice it. Here the words of Albert Einstein are asking to be quoted: “Smoking a pipe provides a calm and objective judgment of human affairs”. So come on down to The Pipe Rack and check out our pipes, tobacco and accessories and enjoy a very happy INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY!!!


Ice Fishing Safety

As more and more people are coming in and getting ice fishing equipment this year we wanted to remind everyone to be safe and to follow the Ice Safety Guidelines:

  1. Stay off of any ice that is 3 inches or less thick.
  2. Remember that a minimum of 4 inches of clear, solid ice is a requirement to support an average person’s weight. Don’t forget that it’s’ important to check ice thickness using tools such as spud bar, ice auger, and ruler every few steps.
  3. Never go fishing on the ice alone. Always bring along a fishing buddy, and let a friend or family member know where you are going.
  4. Avoid any ice that is covered by snow or slush. Keep your eyes open for any cracks or changes on the surface of the ice.

Saying goodbye to a good friend.

Gene Freed was a long time customer and good friend to all of us here at The Pipe Rack.

Gene “Beaner” Freed, 72, passed away peacefully at his home January 2, 2021. He was born in Calhoun County, WV and was raised in Barberton by his grandparents, Mabel and Harley Taylor. Gene was a 1968 graduate of Barberton High School, served his country in Vietnam as a member of the Army 101st Airborne Screamin’ Eagles and retired from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company with 36 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Susan, he is survived by his children, Tim (Amy), Matt (Nicki), Angie Porter and Katie (Curtis) Grimes; and grandchildren, Dominic, Kaitlyn, Samuel, Nick, Gabe, Bradley, Raymond, Austin and Kaylee. Burial with military honors will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and condolences by visiting his Tribute Wall at