Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas at Brookville

          This afternoon at around 2:00 I headed back out to Brookville to try one of  my Christmas presents, a switch rod setup. I got the new Scott T3h 8wt switch with the Sage 6000 spey reel. I was fishing about 100 yards farther downstream than I was this Sunday. I was using the same fly and caught another fish on it. When it came into my net, I discovered that I actually caught the same 22" fish that I caught on Sunday!  I also caught a smaller brown under 12" Czech-nymphing a size 18 red Copper John with heavy split-shot. Merry Christmas and good luck!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Brookville Brown

          This morning I was able to get out to the Brookville Tailwaters right across the border in Indiana. The water was flowing at a height of 4.11 ft, but running very clear. The temperature gauge on my truck was reading 28° F when I first arrived in Brookville.  I arrived there at about 7:30 and wasted no time getting into my layers and then to the river. Despite having to pick ice off of my guides all day long, I ended up having a pretty good day.

Friday, December 21, 2012

It's time to start your Christmas shopping!

The guys at D&H are ready for a busy weekend.  The shop will be open Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5 and on Christmas Eve 10-4.  I just took a walk around the shop and snapped some photos to give you some ideas for your shopping adventure.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Barbour wading jacket

This is a page from the 1994 Barbour catalog.  Delamere & Hopkins carried this wading jacket and it was short.  The funny thing is that I think we sold as many to women for fashion as we did anglers.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Barbour International Surtees Jacket

An amalgamation of the iconic styles the Black Streak and the Field Jacket. Military style attributes include the leather collar, sleeve patches and a draw cord waist. The style has a quilted inner layer giving extra warmth and style.

Prince Charles knows how to wear a Barbour

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lake Erie Steelhead

    This past weekend, my dad an I headed up to Cleveland in pursuit of 'chrome'. The water conditions were not the best though. All of the Lake Erie tributaries were very low and clear. Since big rains bring fish in, most of the fish in the rivers at this time were fairly old and sluggish due to low water temperatures. Despite the conditions, we were successful.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Patagonia River Salt Jacket

It is a rainy, but on the warm side December 2nd in Cincinnati and as I headed out the door this morning to go to the corner store and get some milk, I grabbed my Patagonia River Salt jacket.  The walk is not that far, but the rain was coming down.  I flipped up the hood and it is great because it stays in the exact preset position that I like.  This is a hard core fishing jacket, but it looks good walking the streets of the city.  I think we will probably sell these to the non-fishing crowd this coming season.