Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser

Delamere & Hopkins has been stocking the Double Mackinaw Cruiser from Filson for twenty seasons.  Many customers appreciate the hardy wool and the quality construction, but comment that they do not think it gets cold enough in Cincinnati to get much wear time.  I wear mine a bunch each season and the winter of 2013 gave me more opportunities than I knew what to do with.
I can tell you with all honesty I have never been cold while wearing this garment.  This is a "lifer" product that I guarantee will get many years of use after I am long gone.  I wear the heck out of it and could hang it up in the shop and put a price tag on it and I don't think anyone would know it has been used for decades.

The back map pocket is a great place to store stuff.  I always have a hat, gloves and usually some rope of sorts in the back.  The Cruiser comes in three colors.  Stop in the Hyde Park Square shop and try one on or go to our shop's web site to see the colors and details: BestGear.com

Monday, February 24, 2014

Quail hunting on feb 24th

Went out to try our luck on some quail with my Dad today and we had a good time. We didn't have too long to hunt so we know we left some birds out there.  We hunted from about 1-4 today.  Duke found some birds right away and over all did a good job.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Briarwood Fly Fishing Weekend

Briarwood Fishing Weekend
June 7&8, 2014
Briarwood Sporting Club
Briarwood is one of the premiere private sporting clubs in our region. Consisting of 500 acres, 16 warm water ponds and lakes, and 4 artificial trout streams, there is plenty to explore and tons of fish to catch. Some of the larger lakes also feature trolling motor equipped boats for guest use. 
            This is a non-instructional trip. D&H hosts will fish right along with you and if you ask or we notice something we will be more than happy to help you with casting, knots, handling fish, or any other questions you might have. If you would like to see some photo’s from previous trips to Briarwood, you can look here Briarwood Photo Gallery.

Montana Fly Fishing Trip 2014

                       September 19-25, 2014
We will be visiting the southwestern part of Montana.  This part of Big Sky country is blessed with large agricultural valleys ringed by snow-capped mountains and some of Montana’s best trout fishing.  This is the real West.  The local towns are filled with ranchers, miners and trout bums.


Arrive Montana: travel to Montana; drive to Upper Canyon Outfitters; get settled in, discuss conditions and what type of fishing you would like to do the next day; refreshments and dinner; get a good night sleep
Fishing Days: breakfast, 5 days of guided fly fishing, lunch on the stream; dinner
Leave Montana: breakfast; travel home relaxed and reenergized

                                                               Click here to see photos

Upland hunting

I was invited for the annual traditional upland hunt in Shelby County, Kentucky this past Saturday.  The day was cold and snowy, but the sun peaked out from the clouds every now and then.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Brookville Tailwater Fishing Report

          The past month showed us some very interesting weather to say the least. The temperatures have been at ridiculous lows. Since the first of January I have gotten over to Brookville maybe five times. The flows have been good; no super high or super low water. Water temperatures have been on the lower side, but manageable. The air temperatures have been crazy low though. There have been a couple times where I was fishing in negative degree wind chills. Nothing like clean out the icy guides after every ten casts! Not the best fishing experiences, but I had to get out. I would have to sit in the car every hour so I could just feel my hands enough to set the hook. Call me crazy but there's nothing better than fishing, no matter the conditions.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Safari Club International Convention 2014

        I just got home late last night from the Safari Club International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Can't say I was particularly crazy about Vegas but the show was awesome.

      This is one of the largest hunting and sporting shows in the country, if not the world. Attendance was somewhere around 25,000 people. The show was held in the Mandalay Convention center and took up both convention floors. As a whole, the show is pretty overwhelming.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Back Room Sale

     Annual Back Room Sale
     We began our annual "Back Room Sale" on February 1st.  Everything in the back room is 30% off the original price.  Items in the back include Barbour, Filson,Woolrich and Patagonia.  The sale lasts two weeks.  All sales are final.  No Returns or Exchanges.

If you did not receive notification of the annual Back Room Sale, please send us your name and e-mail address and we will include you in the future.