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Red Slashed Gills and Yellow Days: Late Summer Cutthroat Fishing in The Rockies

Posted September 25, 2014
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting
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Blaine Peetso is a mill worker in Northern Alberta and a self-described daydreamer. With a penchant for the outdoors and for photography, he created The Borealist blog as an excuse to capture images of his part of the world and to rearrange the alphabet as he sees fit. Follow Blaine as he spends the last days of summer chasing Cutthroat…

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Giving it All to the River: Fly Fishing the Sierras with Elias Carlson

Posted September 4, 2014
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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The massive trout rose gently from a deep shadow between the boulders. A muscular shimmer in the green water. It seemed unconcerned with the unusual strength of the tiny nymph in its jaws which dragged it slowly towards the surface. For a split-second the three of us froze. Then the size of the fish registered and our hearts kicked into…

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Reflections on a Northern Baja Quail Hunt with Sinuhe Xavier

Posted August 25, 2014
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Travel
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Sinuhe Xavier is a commercial photographer and director invited to join the Director’s Guild of America in 2008. When he is not telling stories for his advertising clients he can be found as the creative director for Overland Journal or behind the wheel of his 1962 Land Rover Series IIa mapping remote routes across Utah.   There is something strangely…

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Prepping for the Upcoming Hunt: Dog Training and Performance Tips

Posted July 30, 2014
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting
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For over two decades, George Hickox has shown all levels of owners how to train great bird dogs. As the hunting season nears, it’s incredibly important to reinforce good gun dog training procedures and attempt to break bad habits. Below, find some of George’s best tips and tricks on bird dog training.   Training a dog does not have to…

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Unfailing Dads: Like Father, Like Son

Posted June 10, 2014
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting
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Our fathers have endured many early mornings and painstaking days teaching us how to cast a fly rod, fell a tree, and to safely handle an over-and-under; and we couldn’t be more grateful. With Father’s Day right around the corner, it feels fitting to return the favor and share stories of appreciation for the men who introduced many of us…

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Reflections on a Rhode Island Ramble: Fly Fishing with Forest Woodward

Posted May 13, 2014
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel
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I grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. At the age of one I was fortunate to meet my best friend Jacob, and over the course of the next 26 years we have had countless misadventures. Emphasis on the mis. When Jacob came to visit me in the spring of this year, we decided to load up my old…

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Filling the Larder Down Under with Rohan Anderson

Posted April 30, 2014
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Sporting
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Rohan Anderson, of popular blog Whole Larder Love, is a modern-day hunter-gatherer living just outside the historical town of Ballarat in regional Victoria, Australia. He spent much of his childhood on a small farm where he developed not only an affinity for nature, but also a deep understanding of the role it plays in providing sustenance. Now, Rohan has taken…

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Extinctions of the Pleistocene: Ice Fishing in Maine with Jon Levitt

Posted April 9, 2014
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting
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Photographer Jonathan Levitt lives on an acreage near the village of Ducktrap, Maine and spends much of his time roaming the inlets and islands of Penobscot Bay. In his latest Filson Life, Jon explores the remnants of the “Ice Age” in a photo essay from an ice fishing trip for smelt with friends.  

The Blueprint for a Successful Bird Dog Training Program with George Hickox

Posted April 1, 2014
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting
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For over two decades, George Hickox has shown all levels of owners how to train great bird dogs. Today, George details the blueprint of a successful bird dog training program.   The blueprint for a successful training program must be implemented in a timely manner and fundamental canine training principles must be adhered to in order to achieve the end…

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“Trout Don’t Live in Ugly Places” with Scott and Ashlee O’Malley

Posted March 28, 2014
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting
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Photos by Scott and Ashlee O’Malley of The O’Malleys.   I once had a fishing guide tell me, “trout don’t live in ugly places.” Nowhere is that more true than Central Idaho’s Big Wood and Sawtooth Valleys. My dad and I have been fly-fishing these waters together for more than 15 years. It’s where I learned to fish and where…

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