Monday, September 29, 2014

Bonefish Trivia

       As our summer fishing season begins to wind down, we start planning for some tropical bonefishing in the Bahamas. Here are a few things you may not know about Bones:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Barbour wax jackets

Is your Barbour jacket ready for the weather that will soon be upon us?  Check now to see if it needs a reproof.
Barbour Beaufort Jackets

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Local Musky Fishing

         Got out today and fished a fairly local river that is said to hold a very healthy population of musky. Didn't catch any musky, but the water looked like their perfect habitat. This also gave us a chance to get the drift boat out before we head up to the Au Sable in a few weeks and fish trout.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Montana Trip 2014

            I just rolled in from Montana last night. It was a great trip. We had very good water conditions and willing fish. The folks at Upper Canyon Outfitters make this trip so easy and enjoyable for the whole group.
 Continue on for more pictures and details...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

D&H adds a new color to the range of Filson Alaskan shirts

The Alaskan shirt has been a favorite of the gents working at Delamere & Hopkins for many years.  With the cooler weather starting to set in, we have just unpacked a shipment from Filson that included many Alaskan shirts along with the newest color addition to the D&H range: green and black.
This shirt is constructed from a 7oz cotton flannel and you can tell the minute your hand touches the fabric that this is a shirt like no other.  I find that if you wash and then hang the shirt to dry on a broad hanger, it will look like new for many years.

Stop in the Hyde Park Square shop and examine this shirt for yourself.  If you are not able to make it into the Cincinnati shop, visit our web site to read more about one of my favorite autumn/winter shirts:

the other colors we offer are shown below

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mid-Trip in Montana

      We are several days into our trip to Upper Canyon Outfitters in Alder, Montana.  It has been a great trip.  Everyone has caught fish and I feel, become better fishermen.  I have a great group with a lot of variety.

     We have seen plenty of wildlife everyday.  Antelope, elk, deer, Sandhill cranes just to name a few.

      I spent the first two days assisting the guides as we fished some incredible water on both the Upper and Lower Ruby.  Yesterday, some of the group joined me for a short ride up the bluff above the ranch.  Here are a few pictures from the last few days.  I'll get more up when I come home.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Filson Original Sportsman Bag 70266: D&H bought all they had

This is the Filson Sportsman Bag in tan, style 70266.  This is a great field bag for all your sporting needs.  Your shooting bag is filled and organized in your gear room and ready to go at a moments notice.
As you head into the dove fields, you have everything you need: 20 gauge shells, shooting glasses, shooting gloves, Swiss Army multi-tool, silicone cloth, couple of granola bars and a couple of other "can't live without" items.
Duck blind, shooting range, back of truck essentials bag, field trial dog supplies bag...this is the bag that will stand the test of time.

The one thing to take note about this bag is that Filson just announced that they stopped making it in tan.  What?? (they now only make it in black.  ??)
The minute D&H heard this we called up the factory and told them to ship every style 70266 in tan that they had to Hyde Park Square.  We just received 17 bags in the shop.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Land Rover tow truck

working the streets of Paris

Land Rover Air Portable

1984 Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight
Also known as an Air Portable. It is a German army surplus vehicle.

Factory LHD Built Lightweight 2.25 liter Gasoline, 4 speed manual gearbox.
1984 Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight - Image 1 of 11

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

D&H celebrates 20 years in business with the annual Anniversary Sale

20th Anniversary Sale
Thursday     September 11, 2014     10am-8pm

As a way of saying thank you to all of our customers that
have supported the shop over the last 20 years, we would
like to invite you to our Anniversary Celebration.

20% off of everything in the shop! 

The shop has had a great summer and we are looking forward to a fun fall season. We are stocked and unpacking new items every week. Some of the items you'll find when you visit the Hyde Park Shop are:

·  Barbour wax cotton jackets from England 

·  Beretta jackets, shirts and sweaters    

·  Filson hunting gear from Seattle 

·  Patagonia fleece and rain gear 

·  Vineyard Vines dress shirts, ties, boxers and sandals 

·  Fly rods from T&T, Winston, Sage, Scott and St. Croix 

·  Fly reels from Abel, Hardy, Lamson, Ross and Sage  

·  Sunglasses from Ray-Ban and Action Optics 

·  Wellies from England, France and USA 

·  Swiss Army knives

20th Anniversary Sale
·  One day only 

·  Does not apply to items that are already on Special 

·  In stock items only 

·  Does not apply to Special Orders 

·  Nothing will be held, shipped, etc. 

·  Please help us keep this a fun day and not ask us to bend/break the rules of our One Day event  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

a week in the dove fields of Kentucky

I just got back last night from a week of dove shooting in Kentucky.  Lots of shooting, good food and good times with friends.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

dove fields in Kentucky

D&H had a good shoot on opening day and then I shot at a friend's shoot outside of Paris on Tuesday.  Yesterday we went to a field in Shelby County around noon to do some work.  My friend cut another couple of rows of sunflowers and I flipped heads with a tobacco stake.  This allows the birds to get to the seeds and the seeds won't rot out when it rains.  The heads on these sunflower plants are huge and the birds can't flip them over if they are facing down.
After spending some time working under the hot Kentucky sun, we headed to a shoot in another part of Shelby County 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 1st Dove Shoot Report

       We had a great dove shoot at Shags Run yesterday. It was some of the most consistent shooting I have ever seen there. We started shooting around 2:00 and from beginning to end everyone had shots. Billy's fields were in great shape full of sunflowers, milo, sorghum, and Egyptian wheat.

Monday, September 1, 2014

D&H closed for Labor Day

D&H will be closed today for the Labor Day holiday.
Today is also the 20th Anniversary of D&H being in business and it is the opening day of bird season.  D&H has a sold out opening day dove shoot today.  We will shoot again this coming Saturday.  If you are interested, contact the shop tomorrow.

Delamere & Hopkins