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Winter Steelheading on the Snoqualmie

Posted December 22, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, In the Field, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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  There’s nothing like winter steelheading.   The search for the elusive slivers of chrome in dark green water is wrought with frustration, undeniable joy, and constant anticipation. Much like panning for gold, it’s an exercise in determination and persistence, and offers comparable bounty to those who show commitment to the cold. As our breath collected in clouds and frozen…

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In Search of Arctic Grayling

Posted December 22, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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Krystin Bablinskas is an environmental engineer with a penchant for adventure and travel writing. Her life partner, Bixler McClure, is a Geographic Information Systems analyst and amateur photographer. Always together, the duo explores Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula from their home base in Seward, whether on foot or by sailboat. They detail their wild tales on their blog Alaskagraphy and have two…

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Filson 101: Comparing the Filson Fit Options

Posted October 28, 2013
· Filed In: Filson 101, Fly Fishing, Travel, Way of Life
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In honor of the release this fall of our new Seattle fit, we partnered with a couple friends to highlight the differences between our classic Alaska fit and the slightly slimmer Seattle fit. Both fits can happily coexist in a guy’s wardrobe, but they’re better suited to different activities. Photos of Alaskan Fit by Scott Eiden. Photos of Seattle Fit…

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On the Banks with John Ludlam

Posted October 10, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Way of Life
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John Ludlam is a medium format analog photographer currently residing in Denver, Colorado. Two years ago, he started processing and printing his own photos in the darkroom and hasn’t gone back to digital since. He loves photographing anything and everything, but especially those people who enjoy traditional or artisan processes. Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed spending…

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The Dos and Dont’s of Fishing in Bear Country

Posted September 23, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Tricks of the Trade, Way of Life
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What to remember when fishing around big ursids and what to forget. Words and photos by David S. Lewis. This is too important a topic for me not to include the disclaimer at the top:  I’m not a bear scientist.  I’m not even a circus trainer.  But on a recent trip to Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, I was fishing in an…

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Spend 4 Days Exploring the Shores of Maine by Canoe with Rhon Bell

Posted September 3, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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Outdoor writer Rhon Bell of Backwoods Plaid and L.L. Bean, explores the history-ridden shores of Maine by canoe. Twenty two miles long and up to four miles wide. The third-largest body of water in a state with over 3,400 lakes. Maine is where it’s at and this is where our adventure takes place. For the next four days my cousin and…

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Northwest Washington: Swinging Flies on the Skagit

Posted August 30, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, 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. Flick flies towards the Skagit River in Bellingham with Gary in his latest adventure. For a Valentine’s Day in the early 1970s, my mom bought my dad a little book about steelhead fishing by Enos Bradner.…

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The Cutthroat and the Sweet Sixteen with Louis Cahill

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Louis Cahill is an advertising photographer with over thirty years experience, and about as many holding a fly rod. Louis has spent his life looking through the lens.  He’s not interested in what everyone else sees.  Find more of Louis’  photography and writing at Gink and Gasoline. My friend Gary Lacey did me a disservice while shooting clays one day. I fell one…

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Field Testing the Fly Fishing Strap Vest with Tyler Sharp

Posted August 19, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel
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Tyler Sharp is a documentary photographer, writer, and filmmaker based out of Dallas, Texas. Traveling extensively on assignment, he has filmed and photographed a myriad of cultures and landscapes, and slept under the stars in some of the most remote regions of the world.  Today, Tyler revisits a family fly fishing tradition and illustrates the myriad uses of our Fly…

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Meet Big Craig: A Filson Motorcycle Fly Fishing Trip

Posted August 13, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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  Tommy Monette, our Sales Representative for the Rocky Mountain area, always finds time to leave the city lights of Denver behind. He grabs his bike (complete with custom Filson upholstered seat), wrangles up his crew, and heads out to remote(ish) areas for some old-fashioned R&R. His latest outing was complete with fishing, friends, flasks of whiskey, and a run-in…

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