Friday, November 29, 2013

Chukar pizza at A Tavola

We stopped in to A Tavola in OTR the night before Thanksgiving to start to holiday off right.
Nic and Jared were hanging out and when they saw me come in they threw together a chukar pizza from the birds we harvested last Sunday (see story here).
It was really good!  The reason was the ingredients.  They use only the best and it shows.  The flavors were very unique.

if you do not know what a chukar is, here is a photo

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from D&H

we are closed on Thanksgiving
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-5


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brookville Fishing Report 11/26/13

          Nick and I headed out to Brookville this morning for some streamer fishing. The water was the highest that either of us had ever fished it before. The gauge was registering the depth at about 4.7 ft. With this said we both threw on heavy flies with heavy sinking tips and sink lines. In conditions like this, use about three feet of 10 lb Rio saltwater fluorocarbon for the leader. The whole day Nick and I fished slow and deep. We were both using an Olive Zuddler streamer variation. Using this fly, I hooked into a beast of a brown trout. He hit the 24" mark on the measuring tape.

A Tavola Pizza Bird Hunt

      When Nick and Jared Wayne of A Tavola Pizza first came to us about hosting a bird hunt for their managers, we were a little unsure since most of the young men had never done any hunting and very few had ever done any shooting.  After a bit of head scratching, we came up with a solid plan to give the guys a great experience while keeping everything safe and fun.  We decided immediately that Shags Run was the place to do it.  Leading up to the hunt we were all a bit apprehensive, but I think it is safe to say, everyone involved had a great experience.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Upland Hunting Report: November 23

        I had the pleasure of hunting with Phil Montanus, David Martin and his son-in-law, Aaron at Shags Run hunt club today. This was one of the D&H Upland hunts. Look below for more pictures. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Look what is in the D&H showcases!

Chip was organizing our showcases the other day and I thought I would snap some photos before the crazy Christmas onslaught is upon us.  Stop in the shop and take a look at the unique items we have to offer.  Many of the items in the case are also on our web site if you can't make it to the Hyde Park Square shop:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Le Chameau Men's Country boots at D&H

Delamere & Hopkins has been stocking Le Chameau rubber boots in the Cincinnati shop for over fifteen years.  We have many different models, but the Country is a good choice for guys that want a 100% natural rubber boot without breaking the bank.  The weather is almost here, so stop in the Hyde Park Square shop and try on a pair.

The Le Chameau Men's Country All Tracks Wellie Boot - as sturdy and reliable as it gets for all of your outdoor needs.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hudson's Bay and Swiss Army

Delamere & Hopkins has been selling Swiss Army knives since 1994.  In fact, the very first item we sold on September 1, 1994 was a classic red Swiss Army knife to a lady that was next door picking up her dry cleaning.  D&H has also sold Hudson's Bay blankets since we first opened.  Now we have Husdon's Bay Swiss Army knives in the Hyde Park Square shop.
We also have a bunch of new blankets from Woolrich.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Flies at the Shop

      Delamere & Hopkins just received our first shipment of flies from Catch Fly Fishing today. Catch is a fly company based out of Billings, Montana. They tie a variety of patterns both large and small. Our first order reflected this. I made this order with winter fishing at Brookville and on the Mad in mind. Here's a sneak peak at some of what came in.  Stop in the Hyde Park Square shop on take a look at the new patterns.

Midges and Dries
Flexi-Midge Cream

Spent Midge

Griffith's Gnat Hi-Viz

Juju Chironomid Midge

Hare's Ear Klinkhammer

Mercury Midge, Cream
 For the streamer set
Circus Peanut, Black

Eric's Improved Fathead, Ghost

Lady Gaga, Variant Red
Good Luck on the water.

Delamere & Hopkins
Mon-Thurs 10-8
Fri-Sat 10-6
Sunday 11-5

Almost Deer Season...

     All this nice cold weather has got me thinking about the deer season coming up right after Thanksgiving. I am a pretty low-key deer hunter but I still get pretty excited about the season. Of course the preparations are half the fun. I have been introducing Louis to deer hunting the last few years and I think we are going to be bit more serious this year. It's nice to have someone to hunt with since in the past I have hunted alone a lot.This week has been a great week for preparing. It has been a great week to hang out outside.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Steelhead Alley Fishing Report 11/8/13 - 11/11/13

          I finally got the chance this past weekend to fish some of the Lake Erie tribs. After missing the spring run because of my knee surgeries, I have been dreaming of this weekend for many months. I arrived in the Cleveland area on Friday and left Monday. I was able to have some solid days of fishing over those four days.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Alexander's "Season in Review" Video

      This is a collection of fishing experiences that Alexander shared with some of the other guys from the shop. Video is better with the sound "on". Hope this gets you looking forward to next year. We will continue guiding and fishing throughout the winter if you are interested, call the shop. 513-871-3474
-Luke and Alex

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fly Tying Classes

You're invited....
Introduction to Fly Tying      
 Join us this winter to learn how to tie flies. We will have three sessions, each lasts three weeks and meets once a week. The first session will be December 3, 10 and 17.  The second session will be January 9, 16 and 23.  The third session will be February 13, 20 and 27.

This class will give you a solid foundation of fly tying.  We will talk about the different tools, materials, hooks and techniques.  This knowledge will be used to construct three different types of flies, each utilizing different techniques.  We will tie streamers, nymphs and dry flies.  The proper way to fish each pattern will also be discussed.  Upon class completion, you will be able to use fly recipes to tie many common flies.  All materials and tools must be provided by the student.  Classes will be limited to five students.
The cost is $75.00 per student.  The class will span three 1-1/2 hour sessions.


Private Fly Tying Classes
            From beginners to seasoned fly tiers, if you want to improve your technique on a one-on-one level , this class is for you.  Advanced techniques and proper form will be taught by an expert fly tier.  Students may pick the patterns they wish to improve on or learn.  This is a perfect way to get ready for the next adventure.
Instruction possibilities include:
            -Local Water Flies
            -Bass Flies: deer hair or other
            -Foam Body Flies
            -Trout Flies
            -Saltwater Flies
            -Steelhead and Salmon Flies
            -fill your box for your next big trip

Dates and times may be scheduled by request.

The cost is $45.00 per hour.  One and two hour classes are available.  All tools and materials must be provided by the student.   

All fly tying materials, tools and accessories will be discounted 10% the night of the class for all fly tying students.  If you have any questions about the classes, please contact Louis at 513-871-3474 or