My local B&M has 2 peterson St. Patrick's Day 2012 pipes in the 999 Rhodesian shape. Price isn't terrible for a B&M and I'd like to shop there if it doesn't break the bank. First, I LOVE this shape. It really does "talk" to me. Second, both are fishtail bits so I don't have to worry about the p-lip questions. My questions are the size of the bowl and for those who have a 999 fishtail, will it pass a pipe cleaner? I use a pipe cleaner while smoking as I smoke wet and that is a big consideration. In the store both looked small and web sites show the 999 runs in smaller sizes. How long is your average smoke? This is more curiosity since I can take one of my pipes and compare. Last, and most important, how does the 999 smoke?