Friday, July 18, 2014

New Product !! Hatch Reels


 We just received our first shipment of Hatch reels. This is pretty exciting news for us.This is a California reel company that is turning out some extremely durable and practical reels for both freshwater and saltwater. These reels are manufactured totally within the U.S.  Please stop in our Hyde Park Square shop in Cincinnati and let us show you the new addition to our reel case.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Shags Run Visit and Dove field Report

       Louis and I took advantage of our day off and headed down to Shags Run to visit with Billy Gerwin, check out the new puppies, and take a look at the dove fields. Shags Run has been our gracious host for September dove shoots and upland hunts the last few years.

       The dove fields looked great with tons of sunflowers and buckwheat planted.  Billy has planted more fields with more food this then year any previous years.  He will be starting to cut hay soon which he says always brings birds in.  Even just hanging around the barnyard, I noticed birds working the fields and hanging around the farm.


 Of course we really went to see the puppies. They are approximately 6 weeks old. Click "read more" to see all the pictures.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shags Run English Setter Litter ready to find new homes

Dottie's 2nd litter of 9 consists of 5 male & 4 female. 6 black & white, 3 orange & white. Open house this weekend. Come and pick out your pup!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

First Pike on the fly

    I just got back from our annual family trip to Michigan's' Les Chenaux Islands.  2014 marks 100 years of my mom's family visiting this area.  The traditions, family, and friends, really make this place special.  As my mom said one day the "scenes stay the same, the players just change".
      Our house is located on the far western edge of the islands chain, in Mismer Bay.  We have a mainland house, but many of the folks in the area spend their summers on one of the many islands.  I love the opportunity to dig out my Nano Puff and soft shell since the weather is always a bit cooler. (On this trip I lived in my Patagonia Guidewater pants. They are so comfortable and they did a great job keeping the bugs off)
    As you can imagine, fishing and boating are a huge part of the local culture.  Perch, Pike, and Smallmouth bass are some of the most popular species to chase but folks also fish for Salmon, Lake trout, Musky, Rockbass, and a few other species.
  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fishing Alaska!!!

   As many of you know, Chip has been up in Alaska guiding for the summer at River Song Lodge. They have been catching kings and rainbows daily!  Delamere & Hopkins is taking a group up this summer from August 10-16th to fish for Rainbows, silvers, pinks, chums and sockeye salmon!


Chip with a nice Alaskan Bow


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sperry Sounder water shoe

We have carried this shoe for two seasons and it is fast becoming a customer favorite.  I got a pair to wear on a trip to the Bahamas and they have now become some of my favorite bumming around shoes.  They are so comfortable I wore them whenevr I did not have my flats boots on.  They became my camp shoe and my travel shoe.

Good for washing the car and slipping on after a day on the stream. 

I have had customers tell me that they took them on a whitewater rafting/camping week and turns out they wore them the entire week as their everything shoe.  "No need to bring any other footwear."

Delamere & Hopkins
2708 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45208
513-871-FISH
Mon-Thurs  10-8
Fri-Sat  10-6
Sun  11-5

Thursday, July 3, 2014

D&H is closed for the 4th of July

Our hours for this Holiday Weekend are:
Thursday 10-8
Friday  Closed
Saturday  10-6
Sunday  11-5