Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Upland Hunt of the Year! November 23rd

   Break out your Filson and Side by Side... It's Bird Season!!    
 We will be hosting our first Upland hunt of the year on November 23rd. Please join us as we have a blast working the hills and hollers of Billy Gerwins' Shags Run hunt club.
We will have a total of five hunts:
November 23
January 18
Feburary 8
March 16
  If these dates do not work for your schedule or situation, we would be happy to help you plan a private hunt.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Briarwood-Finally a Big Fish!!

       I had a great morning with Mark, Kim, Conner, and Dylan Howell at Briarwood. They were enjoying their "fall break" with a bit of trout fishing and pheasant hunting at another property. It was a cold morning for sure. I left Cincinnati at about 5:00 a.m. and my truck thermometer read 38 degrees. By the time I arrived at the club at 7:00 the truck read 29 degrees. But we caught fish. 

Brookville Fishing Report 10/25/13

          Winter is fast approaching and the fish know it. The fish are in feeding mode, looking for any type of easy meal. Right now Brookville is a little high at 3.88 ft. This might not be ideal nymphing conditions, but it is an awesome time to throw some streamers. After two weeks of mid-terms, I decided what better way to unwind than to pick up a fly rod.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Early Season Duck Hunting

        Usually when I get invited to duck hunt it is mid-January and cold as a hell. Needless to say, I was pretty excited when a friend I met through the shop invited me to do some early season duck hunting this past weekend. The plan was to hunt a small creek for some Wood ducks and maybe a few Mallards.
       It was a really pretty morning. Clear and cold. Temps were a bit lower than I expected them to be but with a few layers of fleece, wool, and capilene I was pretty comfortable. We set out a few Wood duck and mallard decoys and found a comfortable place to sit and wait for it to get light.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Muskie for Mitch!

          I don't know a whole lot of details, but I thought those of you who have fished in Montana with us would like this picture.  Lance and Mitch (both guides for Upper Canyon Ranch) head to Wisconsin after the Montana season is finished to fish and guide for muskie.  This is Mitch's first muskie.  It was a bit over 40 inches.  Pretty Cool and very much on my bucket list.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wildlife management on the Little Miami River

Today at work I got a call from Louis, who was already fishing, saying that there was a boat shocking fish to document. I had to get down there to see this for myself. I have been fishing the little Miami on and off for about 10 years and have heard of, but never seen any wildlife management personnel in the process. It was very interesting to go and see the process as well as all of the fish that were shocked and then netted. The majority of the fish in the tank to my surprise were hybrid stripers and some big ones at that maxing out at around 10 lbs.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Barbour International Jacket

The first Barbour International jacket was put into production in 1936, offering a stylish utilitarian coat that has long been thrown on the backs of men over the years.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

new items in the shop: Barbour Men's Leedale Jacket

The Barbour Men's Leedale Waxed Jacket - from the Hacking collection, the Leedale reworks Barbour’s iconic Bedale jacket in a heavyweight 8oz Oban wax, for uncompromising winter protection.A new take on the original, the Leedale preserves the Bedale's trademark equestrian styling, relaxed fit, smart sit-down collar and moleskin-lined handwarmer pockets, but gives the classic theme a new interpretation.

A stylish Tattersall lining (shown in the pictures) is inspired by Barbour’s equestrian heritage and adds an eye-catching element, while the collar is a luxurious combination of wool and traditional corduroy. This gives the Leedale exceptional warmth and an incredibly soft feel against the skin – especially when raised and secured with the buckle-fastening collar strap. Another great feature is the easy slide in sleeves - no catching your sweater or shirt on the lining!

Retaining the Bedale’s renowned functionality, the Leedale features a two-way front zip with Barbour branded ring pull, a storm fly front with robust snap fastenings, generous bellow pockets and underarm eyelets for ventilation. Designed for those who are active outdoors, this hardy men's waxed jacket is the perfect winter companion.
Stop in the Cincinnati shop and try one this great looking jacket.
Hyde Park Square
2708 Erie Avenue
Mon-Thurs  10-8
Fri-Sat  10-6
Sun  11-5

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chasing Hybrids

      I picked this one up tonight on a chartreuse and white Half and Half fly. I was using a Sage Xi3 and Sage reel.
Here are a few more pictures from mornings and nights on the river.


Briarwood Lesson


            I had the pleasure of working with Connie Woods at Briarwood this weekend. Connie was a great student and we had a beautiful day to practice fly fishing. The club is really pretty this time of year. I hope I get to fish more with Connie in the future. 


Friday, October 11, 2013

new items in the shop: Filson luggage

There are so many new items hitting the shop floor on a weekly basis that we can't keep up, but I thought I would take a minute to look at some of the new pieces of Filson luggage to arrive recently.

The buzz in the Filson luggage world is navy and we have a number of pieces in the Hyde Park Square shop.
Computer Bag 70258

Monday, October 7, 2013

Brookville Tailwaters Fishing Report 10/7/13

          My Dad and I were planning on heading up to Cleveland today and tomorrow to chase the fall run of steelhead; but unfortunately heavy rains made most of the rivers unfishable. We decided to stay home and head up in a few weeks during the heat of the fall run. We then went over to the Brookville Tailwaters in Indiana to do some trout fishing. This ended up being a smart decision.

One of the prettiest and biggest rainbows I have caught at Brookville

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Clearance Fly fishing Gear

     We have a handful of items that are looking for a good home and someone who will put them to use. This is all top notch gear that is just slightly different from the newest model. Hope you find a something you can't live without!  Everything here is 30% off normal retail. 
Please note that since these are sale items, there will be no returns or exchanges.


 Either of these two rods would make an excellent Brookville Tail water rod. These rods are specially designed for the serious nymph fisherman. I fished a similar rod several days in Montana and just fell in love with it. They make long hours of nymphing much more enjoyable.

Hardy Zenith 10' #4 Normally $719  sale 503.30


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