D&H had our first “fun fishing weekend” at Briarwood this past Saturday and Sunday. We normally use this private club for schools and corporate outings, but we will have a “fun fishing weekend” a couple of times a year. It was pouring rain as we drove north and the skies were not letting up. We […]
Mexico Flats Fishing Louis and I just got back from a fly fishing trip in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. We spent a day fishing the flats for the illusive Bonefish and we landed a good number each. It was a pristine day to fish the seemingly endless flats of the Caribbean Sea. Later in the week we chucked some […]
Gear Bags, Vests and Backpacks Fishermen come in all the time to ask me to set them up with the perfect fishing organization system. Over the years, I have tried several systems and continue to use multiple systems depending on the fishing situation and location. I still use a vest occasionally (and like it) but […]
East Fork Tailwater Smallmouth The Smallmouth fishing is warming up on our local creeks. I spent Sunday fishing with friends on the East Fork Tailwater. We worked pretty hard for the fish we caught. The best of the day was this 16 inch fish that took one of my original flies. We caught many […]
I just returned from several days fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with my co-worker F.J. Crane and his brother Sean. While it was my first time fishing in the park, F.J. was fairly experienced, having fished there several times. We focused on the high mountain streams. These streams have tons of […]
I just got off the phone with one of the ranch hands in Montana and he said they got 8″ snowfall on Monday. He said the snow pack is at average and they should have good water levels this year. Sounds like good fishin’ in September. Contact me at the shop if you have any […]
We received some nice shipments this morning and we are busy unpacking and putting new items on the shop floor. It is a beautiful 80+ degree day in Cincinnati and the perfect weather for three new styles of 2.5 oz cotton madras shirts from India. If you have not worn a madras shirt before, you should give […]
I am working the shop floor this weekend and the reports are coming in that guys are getting smallies to hit flies on local streams. One angler was just in saying the bass were slamming his streamers. He was buying rubber-legged bead head buggers in brown. He was also throwing crayfish patterns.
Felt soled wading boots give great traction on algea covered rocks. Pretty much everyone can agree on that. The big talk in fly circles is about what are the best alternatives to felt where states have outlawed the wearing of felt in their streams for fear of spreading diseases thru invasive species. (I think the […]
Montana Fly Fishing Adventure September 15-20, 2012September 21-27, 2012 September 15-20, 2012 Upper Canyon Ranch As guest of the ranch, we have the exclusive use of over two miles of the Ruby River and a private spring fed pond on the ranch. The thing that makes fishing on the private stretch of the Ruby […]
Our last upland hunt of the season takes place on Sunday March 18th. For the last hunt, our host Billy Gerwin, has decided to up the targets in the field and release 20 quail per hunter and give us a special rate of $270. This includes birds, guide with dogs, bird cleaning and lunch. Billy’s […]
Porsche of the Village in Cincinnati had a launch party for the new 2012 911 model Saturday night, February 25th. More than 800 people were able to view sixty 911 models spanning the years. Porsche invited D&H to set up a booth to add to the evening festivities. Luke, Zand and Mark talked to customers […]
Just got back from watching a great rugby match. Wales took England 19-12. Wales now leads the tournament with 6 points, England 4, Ireland 2 with a big win over Italy today, France 2, Scotland 0 and Italy 0. Scotland and France play later today. a hearty shepherd’s pie on a cold February day OSH: […]
D&H received 70 boxes from UPS yesterday. We unpacked Barbour all day long and will be doing so again today. UPS said they have about another 70 boxes for us today. this is the magnetic wall in my office where I plan the buy for the next year. I have Autumn/Winter 2012 on the wall […]
This is one of my favorite pieces of luggage from Filson. It makes for a great weekend bag. The pullman design allows you to zip open the case and have both sides lay flat for you to access your clothing. The straps keeps everything where it belongs as you travel. My favorite feature is the heavy leather handle.