Delkim was formed in the late 1970's buy two carp anglers DEL Romang and KIM Donaldson who put their names together to from the name DELKIM. The Business was initially formed to give Del and Kim the credibility to obtain bait making ingredients and flavorings for themselves, which at the time could not be purchased from tackle shops. It is a little known fact that Del and Kim played a major part i discovering some famous early bait flavorings before they were generally available including cream, now known as Scopex, Strawberry, Spice "B" ect. Bite Alarms at the time were in their infancy and were not suitable for rigorous carp fishing. The Heron antenna alarm invented by Dick Walker in the 1950's was virtually the only bite alarm available and was state of the art at the time. Del's early DIY attempts at incorporating electronics into the Heron were being noticed by other anglers. Using LEDs, electronic circuitry and what were known as GPO speakers, the Delkim / Heron Conversion was born. In the early 1980's the revolutionary Optonic bite alarm had emerged. I purchased an Optonic Super XL for my local tackle shop for the sum of £40.00 which took me about six months to pay for as I took as much of my pocket money as I could to the shop to save for it. These bite alarms had their faults so anglers asked Delkim to look at them and try to overcome the problems and that's how the Delkim Optonic Conversions came about, which included ground breaking features such as the magnetic rotation sensing. Although Del Romang had made a few handmade alarms of his own over the year, he had longed to make a commercially viable bite alarm with his own inventive ideas. The idea for today's Delkim actually came to him in a dream in 1983, when he woke up with a start in the early hours and ran downstairs naked to run a piece of fishing line across the stylus of his record deck. The resulting Patent Application invented the Delkim Vibration System and the Delkim's as we all know them were born.