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Father-Daughter Fly Fishing in Montana with Harley Viera Newton

Posted June 13, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Travel
Fly Fishing Montana - Harley Viera-Newton

In honor of Father’s Day, we join avid fly fisher and Filson fan, Harley Viera-Newton, on a family fly fishing tradition in Montana.   Every summer I go on a father-daughter fly fishing trip to Great Falls, Montana. We’ve been going for five years now, and each year we stay at the same little lodge run by our fishing guide,…

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Get Away at a Moment’s Notice with David Lewis

Posted June 10, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings
Pirogue Paddling - David Lewis

Even if you live in a city, don’t discount your local waterways for great weekday fishing By David S. Lewis After a friend tipped me off to a yard sale “canoe” they had seen, I rushed over and found my new boat, a Cajun-style pirogue, and for a clean $30, put it in my truck and took it nearly directly…

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When It All Goes Wrong, Go Fish for Snapper

Posted June 5, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Travel
Florida Keys - Snapper

Words and Photos by Judith O’Keefe On a recent trip to the Florida Keys, I didn’t fish for bonefish or tarpon, I fished for snapper.  It seems I was a bit early for tarpon and we just didn’t spend much time on the flats looking for bones.  It was a wonderfully warm, blessedly windless week, and it just made sense…

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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…

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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
FlyFishingNorthIdaho-GaryLewis-3

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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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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