Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bahamas 2013

        My Dad and I took a few days off and decided to take a trip down to the Bahamas to do a little bonefishing. We stayed on Andros Island at the Andros Island Bonefish Club and loved every minute of it! The flats were clear and blue and we had sun shine 2 out of the 3 days. My Dad was new to saltwater fly fishing and had only been fly fishing a couple times before, but he had a blast and caught fish!

Winter Fishing at Brookville Tailwater

          Late Sunday afternoon, I got a call from a friend coming into town who wanted to fish.  He, Chip, and I have spent many hours fishing over at Brookville tailwater together (and Brookville is kinda the only game in town right now), so it was an easy choice on where to fish.  The weather was kinda dreary with flurries all day, steel gray skies and light winds.  Temps stayed around the high 30's all day.

thinking about fishing

It is a cool March day and I should be doing tons of paperwork, but I am thinking about fishing.  I just placed an order for fly reels with Lamson, fly rods from Thomas & Thomas and St. Croix and the next order I am going to work on is for Simms (waders and wading boots).  It is hard to place orders and unpack shipments of fly fishing gear without thinking about being on a stream.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fly Fishing in Montana September 2013

Good news for anyone that is considering joining D&H in Montana this coming September: the snow pack is at 100% and that means we will have good water levels and I just booked my flight and the cost was $100 less than when I looked at it about five days ago.

If you have any questions about the trip, contact Mark at the shop (513-871-3474) or shoot me an e-mail at  All experience levels are welcomed.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Fly Tying Material at D&H!!

         The shop has been getting in a good amount of new streamer materials and I thought we would let you know exactly what we got in.  The different streamer materials are new flashes and a couple of different modern chenilles.  Delamere & Hopkins is now a Gamakatsu hook dealer and we are stocking the B-10S and the SC-15 in all sizes 2/0 - 4.

check out some cool fly pictures with the new material by clicking the "MORE >>>" link below


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Quail and Pheasant at Shags-Run

      Today was the last upland hunt that D&H had scheduled with Shags-Run.  What a day it was! Good shots, strong flying birds, great dog work and, of course, great people.  I had the privilege of hunting with Jeremy Moore and Rick Setzer on one of their final hunts this season.

That's "Missy". She is one of Billy's oldest dogs, at 11 years old she is still going strong and is the foundation of the Shags-Run breeding program.

Sporting books at the Mercantile Library

If you have never been to the Mercantile Library on Walnut Street in Cincinnati, you need to stop in for a visit.  There are many great finds in this private library, but today we are going to view some classic sporting books.