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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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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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Opening Day Preparation by George Hickox

Posted June 8, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting
Pre-Season Preparation

For over two decades, George Hickox has shown all levels of owners how to train great bird dogs. Today, George outlines pre-season preparation for your hunting partner so that you both can be ready for opening day. The kaleidoscope of autumn’s palette will soon be soaked in by hunters awaiting the opening of this year’s wing-shooting season. The old shotgun…

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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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In Your Words: A Filson Love Story

Posted June 1, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words
In Your Words: Filson Love Story

‘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.  Today marks the 1 Year Anniversary of Elizabeth and John, two people who intend to pass the test of time together. Congratulations to these two loyal Filson customers…

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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 Van…

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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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