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Ringing in the Pacific Northwest Summer with Jordan Butcher

Posted June 18, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Travel
Trees - Olympic National Forest - Jordan Butcher

Jordan Butcher is a designer and artworker living and working in Seattle. Originally from West Virginia, he grew up in the misty hills of the North Central area of the Mountain State, but has called Seattle his home since 2005. When not found exploring cities up and down the West Coast, or around a campfire, you can find Jordan at…

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The Legend of South Pine Stream with Justin Meyer

Posted June 17, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Travel
Casting - Justin Meyer

Join Justin Salem Meyer — a fly-fishing enthusiast, photographer, and web designer based in Des Moines, Iowa — on a search for brook trout on the legendary South Pine stream. There is only one stream in Northeast Iowa that maintains an undisturbed population of Iowa’s only surviving native trout. These trout are genetically distinct from all others worldwide. I haven’t…

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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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Matt Blodgett: Feet on the Ground and Hands in the Work

Posted June 10, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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Matt Blodgett is a full-time construction worker with a penchant for observation. A collection of disposable cameras stowed in his tool belt, jacket, and truck provide the means in which he documents his life experiences in rural Massachusetts. It’s been coming to me more and more lately. Usually between 6 and 6:30AM when I’m nearing the state line and about…

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Alone Together, Part 2: Brian Merriam Faces Death Valley

Posted June 7, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel
Brian Merriam - Wild Horses

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. Brian and his girlfriend set out to get lost in America in their first Filson Life post. Be careful what you wish for. The only oasis in Death Valley…

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4 Summer Travel Reading Essentials

Posted June 6, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Travel
Roadtrip - Travis Gillett

With Summer comes travel.  Finally, the opportunity presents itself to hit the open road, fill a rucksack with a few essentials, and leave the city glow faltering behind. Inevitably, a journey’s beauty, adventure, and satiated sense of curiosity is accompanied by missed connections, delayed flights, and flat tires. To ensure the downtime of your Summer travel is well spent, invest in these faithful…

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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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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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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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