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Throw Back Thursday: Ray Johnson, 1920s

Posted February 28, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday
Throw Back Thursday: Ray, 1920s

Constantly searching through the past for further explanation of the Filson story, we found this photograph hidden among past catalogs, antique letterpress equipment, and advertisements long gone from print.  In the picture stands a young Ray Johnson, outfitted in a work-worn assortment of Filson Tin Cloth and a knowing smile.  The photo was taken in the early 1920′s while Ray…

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At The End of Highway 542

Posted February 28, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Travel
Brackish Explores Artists Point

Forest Eckley and Andy Whitcomb are local furniture designers who use reclaimed wood from the Pacific Northwest and build everything in Seattle.  The two frequently find inspiration exploring the Cascade Mountains and are always up for a new adventure. Photography by Mr. Patrick Richardson Wright At the end of Highway 542 in the North Cascade Mountains is a place called…

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In Your Words: Chris from Seattle

Posted February 27, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words, Travel
In Your Words - Photographer Chris from Seattle

‘In Your Words’ explores the incredible stories we’ve received from Filson fans across the globe.  Send us your own experiences with our clothing or product here for a chance to be featured on the Filson Life blog.  Thanks to Chris from Seattle, Washington for the photos and support thus far, those are some great looking products. As an amateur film photographer,…

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Search for Golden Dorado by Brian McGeehan

Posted February 26, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Travel
Search for Golden Dorado

Brian McGeehan is an outfitter and owner of Montana Angler Fly Fishing based in Bozeman, MT.  Brian is also an avid international angler and leads annual trips to Argentina, Chile and the Bahamas. Golden Dorado Golden Dorado are native to South America in a relatively small geographic region that includes Northern Argentina, Uruguay, Southern Brazil and some small pockets in Bolivia.…

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Tricks of the Trade: How to Undo Stubborn Knots

Posted February 22, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Travel, Tricks of the Trade
How to Undo Stubborn Knots - 1

Article courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Bushcraft team, which consists of founder/writer Jason Schwartz and editor Leah Klocko. Jason Schwartz is an axe-wielding, modern day mountain man.  Lover of gourmet food, a good joke, and the way the steel rings true on a good vintage axe bit.  He’s also a Red Cross certified Wilderness First Aid Instructor, music aficionado, and…

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Throw Back Thursday: Vintage Alaskan Guide Shirt

Posted February 21, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday
Vintage Alaskan Guide Shirt Small - Filson

“I have been a life long Filson man.  I am a 70 year old retired commercial fisherman and a full time commercial shell fisherman, fishing 200 plus days a year.  I demand the best gear I can buy.  Ten years ago I purchased this cotton shirt, 1,800 day’s worth and 1,000 washes give or take a few hundred.  This shirt…

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Make Mine a Double by Judith O’Keefe

Posted February 20, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings
Make Mine a Double

Words by Judith O’Keefe Photos courtesy of Burkheimer Rods I love casting a fly rod. That used to be all I’d have to say.  It was generally assumed I was referring to my single hand rod, and I was.  I learned to fly fish on the Deschutes River, casting a sink-tip fly line as far as I could, hoping to…

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Filson 101: What Makes our Rugged Twill Luggage So Rugged?

Posted February 20, 2013
· Filed In: Filson 101, Happenings, Heritage
Why Bridle Leather?

  Bridle Leather:  We choose to use the highest quality bridle leather. It’s finished and smooth on both sides, as it must be comfortable next to the horse’s face. It’s subject to high loads and twisting, so it’s incredibly strong. It’s out in the weather for years, and it’s proven to stand up to the elements. It has character and…

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In Your Words: Upland Days with Sonny

Posted February 17, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words
Upland Days with Sonny

‘In Your Words’ explores the incredible stories we’ve received from Filson fans across the globe.  Send us your own experiences with our clothing or product here for a chance to be featured on the Filson Life blog.  Thanks to Sonny from Erie, Colorado for his story and support, here’s to many more years in the field. I have spent the past…

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Throw Back Thursday: The First Filson Store, 1897

Posted February 14, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, Throwback Thursday
Filson's First Store - 1897

In 1897, the original Filson store was opened.  C.C. Filson’s Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers specialized in goods made to outfit the stampede of laborers to the Klondike Gold Rush.  Tales of the cold and harrowing circumstances that persisted the Yukon were commonly reported.  According to the diary of Hume Nisbet, written in 1897, even the Spring season in…

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