Monday, April 28, 2014

Hybrid update

Got out the last few days and fished for some smallmouth and hybrid striper's. I have had some success fishing at a few of the different access points from Milford down river to the mouth where it flows into the Ohio. Big bait fish patterns have done well for the hybrids even though i haven't seen a huge presence of shad or skipjack yet as I think everything has been pushed back due to the long, never ending winter we had.  I would expect to see more bait coming in as these water temperatures continue to rise, which will help turn the fishing on a bit more. 
Click MORE below for some fish pictures.
Thanks for looking,

D&H Rod Raffle: Sage 99 5-weight

Delamere & Hopkins is having a rod raffle to raise money for Project Healing Waters.  The fly rod is a 5-weight from the Sage 99 series.  The rod is valued at $699.  The tickets are $5.

read a review:
"The Sage 99 Fly Rods are the best all around nymph fishing rods.  The light action of the rod tends to hook up well with nymphs in the 14-20 range with indicators, but it still throws big stones like a champ because of the length.  The flex of the rod seems to keep nymphs from getting tangled with the indicator.  The 99 is also VERY popular with float tube fisherman and pontoon boat fisherman who will fish sitting down and want the extra length."

Stop in the shop to purchase your raffle tickets (cash only).
Delamere & Hopkins
Hyde Park Square
2708 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45208

Mon-Thurs  10-8
Fri-Sat  10-6
Sun  11-5

Sunday, April 27, 2014

First fly fishing school of the year

   We held our first fishing school today at our new location.  The school went well.  I only had one student which is extremely rare, but I think he got  a lot out of the day.  The new location is very nice. The open space worked out really well for our basic casting drills and the pond was a great place to hone our fishing skills.  The club members have been very gracious.

Bob caught a bunch of these.

    Our next school date is May 4.  I believe we still have 4 spots open as of April 27.  Please give us a call at 513-871-3474 if you would like to reserve a spot for yourself or a friend.


Delamere & Hopkins
Hyde Park Square
2708 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45208
Delamere & Hopkins Website

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lake Erie Steelhead Fishing Report (Round 2) 4/24-4/25

          Due to the crazy time I had up on the Erie tribs a little bit ago, I had to go up one last time before the spring run ended. The water was low on most rivers including the Conneaut, Rocky, Upper Chargin, and Ashtabula Rivers.  Fortunately the Grand was awesome.  It is not too often that the Grand gets to the levels it was at (150-200 cfs).  The clarity was also had that desired "steelhead green" tint to it.  It turned out to be a great trip.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fly Fishing Schools: location report

Luke and Mark ran down to our new school location this morning to throw some flies and learn more about the property. 
The report is that even with a cool morning, fishing was very good.  Our students this year should have a good time.
If you would like to join D&H for a school this season, please contact the shop at 513-871-FISH.
Click here to read all about the schools.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hybrid Update: Little Miami River

 Here is a Little Miami update from the last couple days out.
 click More below for some fish pictures.
Thanks for looking,

Beginner Fly Fishing School on April 27

        We still have 2 spots open for the April 27 beginner fly fishing school.Spots are $175 per person. Please call the shop if you are interested.  Luke Sedacca will be the instructor for the 27th.
For more information on our classes go to: D&H Beginner Fly fishing Classes
       D&H is very excited to use a new location this year. We will be at the Ryland Lakes Country Club in Northern Kentucky.  This location is an easy 30 minute drive from downtown.  Here are some pictures of the club:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

D&H closed for Easter

We are taking the day off and throwing some flies.  Hit some local water on your day off!
We will reopen with regular hours on Monday.

Mon-Thurs  10-8
Fri-Sat         10-6
Sun              11-5

Friday, April 18, 2014

water levels for our Montana trip this coming September

Our trip to Montana this year is September 19-25 and the water is looking good.
The NRCS has fantastic updates on what's happening in the area of Montana that we will be visiting this coming September.  The out look looks strong for precipation year to date and current snow pack levels and averages.  It looks very positive with our area having 150% of average pack.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lake Erie Steelhead Fishing Report 4/11-4/13

          This weekend I headed up to the Ohio tribs to chase down some steelhead.  Since all of the rivers were blown out, I really didn't know what to expect.  It turns out it was one heck of a fishing trip.

 I not only picked up my largest steelhead (35"), but the largest one I have ever seen come out of an Erie trib. It took 20 min, 50 yards of bank, and a size 14 egg to land him.

Montana photos of the week

Here are photos from past trips.  If you would like to join D&H in Montana this coming September 19-25, 2014, click here for all of the information or call the shop at 513-871-FISH.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fly Fishing School dates announced

The dates for the 2014 season are as follows:

April 27             complete
May 4                complete
May 17              complete
June 1                complete
June 15             complete
July 13               full
July 26              full
August 23          full
September 13   1 space available
October 5          2 spaces available