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Alone Together: Brian Merriam Travels the Loneliest Road in America

Posted May 31, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel
Brian Merriam - Road

Brian Merriam is an artist and musician, currently devoting the majority of his time to film photography. Originally from upstate New York, he has resided in Brooklyn for the last 8 years. Join Brian and his girlfriend on a trip west across the loneliest road in America.    “You can call me the breeze, I keep blowin’ down the road,” Ronnie…

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The Best Laid Plans: The Case For Good Waders

Posted May 30, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Travel
Barn Yard - David Coggins

Since his last Filson Life story on Fishing’s Opening Day in Vermont, New York City writer, editor and veteran angler David Coggins has decamped for the open skies and picturesque rivers of Montana. This time, with a pair of Pro Guide Waders in his bag. You don’t set out to truly test waders any more than you set out to discover…

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The Real Meaning of Memorial Day

Posted May 24, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Hunting, Shooting
Memorial Day - Three Generations on Boat

Scott Sneer CEO of Alpha Ecological, Owner of Blaze Outdoor Adventures, and part-owner of Fikkes Outdoor Innovations, is one of the founders of Hunting with Heroes and other events to honor veterans. Scott’s family heritage runs deep in the military and he offers his perspective on what Memorial Day is to him. Memorial Day through the Eyes of a Veteran’s…

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Fishing the Driftless in Iowa with Badowers

Posted May 22, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Travel
Fly Rods in Tow - Justin Meyer

Follow our friends from Filson retailer Badowers on a weekend fishing trip through Iowa. Words by Kevin from Badowers Photos by Justin Salem Meyer When I was 19 I fell in love with Iowa. It stopped just being the place I was born, where I’m from, where I live. I was given a copy of the Iowa Sportman’s Atlas. I have spent many…

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Help Protect Bristol Bay

Posted May 21, 2013
· Filed In: Conservation, Fly Fishing, Happenings
Jim Klug - Alaska

Photos courtesy of Jim Klug. “Imagine an open pit mine in the remote wild lands of Alaska that covers an area 50 percent larger than Manhattan, with dams the height of Hoover Dam, and the potential to hold more than 7 billion tons of waste. That is exactly what could happen if foreign-owned companies are allowed to build the proposed…

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Up a Creek in Wallace, Idaho by Gary Lewis

Posted May 20, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Travel
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Gary Lewis is the host of Adventure Journal and author of John Nosler – Going Ballistic, Black Bear Hunting, Hunting Oregon and other titles. They took out the stoplight on I-90 in 1991 and the townsfolk in Wallace, Idaho, their feelings hurt by the freeway bypass, proclaimed a manhole cover the Center of the Universe. I remember the stoplight. We…

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Casting and Blasting at Historic Deadwood, South Dakota

Posted May 17, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Shooting, Travel
Kristen Monroe - fly fishing

Growing up in a family of hunters & fishermen has lead Kristen Monroe of OutdoorNews.com to have passion for the outdoors. Recently, Kristen visited South Dakota for some old fashioned casting and blasting. Some visit South Dakota for the great pheasant hunting.  Others seek a peek at Mount Rushmore.  But I was searching for adventure on the beautiful Black Hills streams. I…

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In Your Words: Tough as Nails

Posted May 16, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words, Travel
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‘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.  Matt from Seattle describes the versatility of his Padded Computer Bag. There’s not much that can be said about this bag that hasn’t already…

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Fly Fishing Refresher: 4 Things to Remember On Your First Trip of the Year

Posted May 14, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings
Flybox by Judith O'Keefe

Words by David S. Lewis.  Executive Editor, (614) Magazine. Photo by Judith O’Keefe Mother’s Day marks the beginning of spring fly fishing for many.  It takes a different breed (and a river out West) to brave the freezing waters of February, or the rapids of the snow melt in March and April. Truth be told, I could have easily waited another couple weeks,…

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Behind the Scenes: Filson x Apolis

Posted May 13, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings
Filson x Apolis

Filson and Apolis pooled resources to create the Philanthropist Briefcase.  Here’s a behind the scenes look at the development of this unique product.  Below, an excerpt from the Apolis article, read the whole story at Apolis. “Our Uganda Project is a microeconomic program employing formerly displaced Ugandans in the rebuilding of the once-strong Ugandan cotton business. The result is a 17.5…

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