When our own Harry Egler sees sunshine, you can guarantee he will seize it will some good wholesome fishing. Along with his son, Harry spent the holiday weekend with a little Summer fishing at the Deschutes River. Naturally, he wore Filson waders to really get in where the good stuff was.
I work at Filson and love to field test our gear – especially when it involves fishing. This past weekend, my son graduated from law school and he and I wanted to hit the Deschutes river for the Salmon Fly hatch before the graduation ceremony. We hit it just right. Weather, fishing and scenery were all spectacular. The Redside trout were big and fat – they have a real feast with all the Salmon flies and Golden Stone flies available – they were thick! They clearly favored Golden Stone files and would aggressively hit them. Nothing like dry fishing in the spectacular Deschutes river. The weather was great most of the time, but there was still some rain at times. It’s been a cool spring and coming home over Mt. Hood in the snow was clear evidence. Water was high, but if you can cast in tight quarters, it didn’t matter. I always come back to this river – the Deschutes is truly magical!
More photos on Flickr!
What makes your dog unique? Whether it’s fishing, hiking, hunting or traveling, Filson fans rarely leave home without their best buddies. To make your pup even happier on his next adventure, we have some accessories that may do the trick – like the leather dog collar and our dog coat. Join in on the Facebook conversation too.
Check out some of our favorite four-legged activities our fans shared with us on Facebook:
- Tara Molle: I don’t have one, but when I get my Siberian Husky, I will take her camping and hiking….actually, I’ll want to take her everywhere!
- Ryan Schmidt: Bird hunting.
- Jeffrey Copeland: Hiking in the mountains to different waterfalls with my Chocolate Lab, Apollo….
- Rob Wright: Bird Hunting and training in our NAVHDA Chapter
- Chris Wood: Shooting things with feathers.
- Nick Carson: Quail hunting!
- Scott Krneta: Love watching my dog work @ finding pheasants for me.
- Riley Dabling: Chase lions and bears.
- Manu Rosas: watching a movie and having pop corn
- Chris Kuenzer: Hunt, fish, camp… Basically anything outdoors!! But they were raised from pups to HUNT!!!
- Dan Daley: setting the old airedale loose to blast off the porch and chase another squirrel. never gets old for either of us.
- Andrea Cesari: With a scent hound it’s all about a seemingly endless quest to track down the ghost of scent laid down by a critter long gone, typically employing the longest possible distance between two points.
- Dean Friesen: Fall days in the field with my boys & dog in search of roosters. Absent birds, just watching him work!
- Maiko Harada: Sleeping…so happy!
To make your pup even happier on their next adventure, we have some accessories that may do the trick – like the leather dog collar and our dog coat.
It doesn’t take much to get our Facebook fans excited about fishing, especially as the weather starts warming up and the summer trips are being planned. We are in the process of planning some trips, as well, and thought “Who better to ask then our fans?” So we asked them, “We are looking to put together a Filson fan-inspired list of the best fishing trips around. What do you think are the best Summer fishing trips?”
And this is what we got! Join in on the conversation. We’d love to hear any other suggestions you have.
- Can’t have a list of the best fishing trips without mention of fishing the South Platte through Cheesman Canyon in Colorado.
- Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead River!! Flows out of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex through Class III and technical IVs..Stellar Westslope Cutty fishing and you won’t see a a soul for 4 or 5 days! One of the most pristine, untouched river stretches in the Lower 48.
- You gotta head up to Great Slave Lake in Canada to catch some Arctic Char.
- Go cast for muskies in Northwestern, Ontario. It’ll change your life. Whether you land one or not.
- Catching slot redfish on the fly in the South Carolina low country
- Spring and fall stripers on the Massachusetts Coast with Capt. Dave & The Baymen www.baymencharters.com
- The Green River on the A section and the middle Provo both are awesome fisheries here in Utah.
- Trout fishing the AuSable River or the Pere Marquette River through the heart of Michigan.
We just returned from New York this week where we put on our first showroom at The Ace Hotel. We couldn’t have asked for a better space or guests, either. Cynthia Drescher of Racked.com came by our temporary home and got the scoop on what’s in store for next season. You’ll notice she’s looking for a store to pop up in her city soon as seen in her article, “Up Close with Filson’s New York – Appropriate Black Wool.” She even snapped a few photos of our CEO Mark in his favorite Filson piece, the Duster. Among other great product shots were some showroom favorites like the Wool Duffle and the Alaskan Guide Shirt. A special thanks to all those that stopped by.
Field and Stream featured The Foul Weather Fly Fishing Vest as a durable Outdoorsman essential for fishing season. All those pockets could get you in trouble at the fly shop!
Ken Wilson takes his friendly companion everywhere. Everyone deserves a little Filson tin cloth in their lives, even our dogs. Looks like the this duo is parking under the shade of a tree for a little midday break on a warm Spring day, maybe in between a fishing trip, hike or some clay shooting.
How is your cast looking these days? Kirk Deeter of “Field and Stream” has some great tips to mixing up your grip to master your reach and accuracy on the line.
Kirk changes his grip by putting his index finger on the cork and look what he gets in return.
Kirk notes that:
1) You’re more in tune with the rod as the line loads
2) There’s a psychological benefit to “pointing your shots.”
Our Twitter friend, The Journey Man, has been working in the Tin Cloth Packer Coat for years and he is quite the fisherman, too. Check out his Twitter feed (@fishingjourney) for some great fishing stories.
“Love mine had it since 1985 still lots of miles left in it but a new one to fit my aging body would be nice!”
Photographer Mikael Kennedy heads to San Fran with the Filson Medium Duffle.
“Mikael Kennedy is a photographer living and working in New York City. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed Polaroid travel blog: Passport to Trespass and his Polaroid work is represented by the Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art Gallery of New York City. Kennedy’s Polaroids were recently the subject of a solo show at the historic Chelsea Hotel in New York City.” From FREE/MAN