Friday, June 17, 2016

Weekend Trip to the South Holston River


           This past weekend I headed down to the South Holston River Lodge in Tennessee for a weekend fishing trip with my good friend Liam and our mothers'.  We arrived Friday night and settled into the riverside lodge and were quite impressed with the accommodations of the Mayfly cabin.  We spent Friday night getting our gear in order and were excited for our 6:30am wake up call.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fly fishing Schools Still Available

  We've already run several very successful fly fishing schools this summer. If you still have fly fishing on your bucket list or maybe you're gearing up for a summer trip, we have many spots still open.  We provide all the gear, lunch and expert instruction for $175.00 a person.  The groups are kept small so you can learn a lot quickly.  Your payment also includes a classroom session to really learn the nuts and bolts of fly fishing.

Here are the dates and availability as of 6-20-16:

June 19              Complete
June 25              full
June 26              3 spaces available
July 9                 2 spaces available
July 16               3 spaces available
August 20          4 spaces available
September 11   4 spaces available

Delamere & Hopkins
Hyde Park Square
2708 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45208

Mon-Thurs  10-8
Fri-Sat  10-6
Sun  11-5

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Local Smallmouth Update

Local Smallmouth fishing continues to impress!  Stop by the shop to talk strategies for catching big smallmouth!


Delamere & Hopkins
Hyde Park Square
2708 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45208

Mon-Thurs  10-8
Fri-Sat  10-6
Sun  11-5

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Morgan's 37th Annual Triathlon

Morgan's Little Miami Triathlon 2016

Morgan’s Little Miami Triathlon Series is the largest triathlon of its type in the United States. The triathlon draws participants for each event from over 25 states.

  • Morgan’s Little Miami Triathlon is comprised of a 6 mile canoe, 5.5 mile run, and an 18 mile bike race, in that order. After the race, enjoy a hot meal and live music provided by The Grey Dogs at our after party! New this year is a 1/2 triathlon (read more about this below). 
  • Morgan’s is the oldest Triathlon of its' kind, being modeled one year after the first Iron Man Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii in 1979, with the canoe/kayak leg replacing the swim portion.
  • The event is made up of 2 person teams;your combined time is used in the results. We also offer an individual/kayak division. Awards are given to the top winners in each of these race divisions. 
  • The kayak division is designed for those who wish to race individually without a partner. Participants in the kayak division can bring their own or use a Morgan kayak. The price is the same.
  • In the walking division, you are still a two person team, but one or both participants can walk and be timed with other walkers. The walkers are only eligible for the Mini (Half) Triathlon due to time restraints. 
  • First heats for the spring event goes out at 8am; for the fall event the first heat is 9am.The 1/2 triathlon heats will begin at 10am this spring.
 Head here to Register:
Morgan's Little Miami Triathlon

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Epic Fathers Day Gift Guide!

    The last few months have been exciting here at the shop as we have brought in quite a few new products. Here are a few new ideas and a few classic ideas that will let Dad know just what he means to you. All of these gifts are guaranteed to be more fun than a tie!

                      Thomas & Thomas Spire or Solar Fly Rod
I had one of my best days of fishing while using a T&T Spire #6.
     T&T's have long been a shop favorite. The newest generation of T&T's will impress any novice or veteran fly fisher. These rods use some of the best components on the market and really are a pleasure to fish. All rods are 4-piece for easy travel and have lifetime warranties.

                             Hatch 5 Plus Finatic
    Arguably, one of the best reels on the market in one of the most popular sizes. A 5 Plus is perfect for a 6 or 7 weight rod. A perfect match to one of the T&T rods for local Smallmouth fishing, just in time for a great season! These reels are 100% American made from California. They are a totally machined reel with a sealed saltwater-ready drag system.

Monday, May 23, 2016

D&H Welcomes Costa Del Mar

        We are excited and proud to announce D&H is now a Costa Del Mar dealer.  We were impressed by their line of polarized glasses and their commitment to conservation.  Costas are widely regarded as some of the best polarized eye wear on the market.