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Filson Packer coat passes the test

Posted November 30, 2011
· Filed In: Happenings

Thank you, Tim Walker, for the amazing story about the Packer coat durability! About three winters ago we had a bad refreezing of ice that was affecting a covered stair walk up to the apartment .The only option was to break it loose. When I got to the middle layer, the ice was hitting my coat fairly hard. My mother…

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Filson recommends… Low & Clear by Finback Films

Posted November 30, 2011
· Filed In: Happenings
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We have been following the production and making of the inspirational fly fishing documentary “Low & Clear” by Finback Films and recommend it to all of you. You will be hooked after the first minutes of the trailer, as they take you on the journey of two longtime friends, who after years apart, come back to the river – and…

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Behind the scenes at the Filson photo shoot at Lake Isabel

Posted November 29, 2011
· Filed In: Happenings
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    Our Web Graphics and Catalog Creative Manager, Anne Smith, takes us behind the scenes on a flight with Kenmore Air, to Lake Isabel in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains We totally lucked out with the weather for our photo shoot!  In true North West style, it had been raining for a week solid and we slipped in with the…

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Smith, The top expert quail hunting tips

Posted November 23, 2011
· Filed In: Happenings
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Filson guest blogger Ben Smith, of Arizona Wanderings, takes us on one of his Gambel’s quail hunts and leaves behind some of his expert tips. Read this and you will feel like you are right out in the field with him! As I scrambled up the side of the wash, the loose rock gave way underneath of me and I…

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Don Featon’s special Filson customer service story

Posted November 23, 2011
· Filed In: Happenings

Filson tries to evaluate each product incident to gage if we should repair/replace items damaged in use.  Some products cannot be repaired; other times, we may be able to repair it for a small cost of labor required to mend it.  In some cases we cannot accept responsibility for repair or replacement (product has been in use for many years,…

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GUEST BLOG, Kristen Monroe Busting clays at the Women on Target Shotgun Event

Posted November 17, 2011
· Filed In: Happenings

Kristen Monroe lives for the great outdoors and is always seeking to learn something new that will lead her on her next adventure. So with the opportunity to “bust some clays” at a NRA Women on Target shotgun shooting skills class, do you think she’d say no? No chance. I live by this motto; Get the most out of the…

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GUEST BLOG: Tom Slaughter, Filson clothing maintenance and preparation

Posted November 15, 2011
· Filed In: Happenings

When it comes to hunting and fishing, Tom Slaughter understands that a key aspect to a successful trip is detailed preparation. Here Tom explains how he checks and double-checks all of his Filson gear to make sure it is all suitable for his trip. We all know you never want to be stuck in the field with some damaged goods.…

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Mikael Kennedy’s 5 Favorite Places in America to Photograph

Posted November 9, 2011
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel
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Photographer and adventurer, Mikael Kennedy, takes us on an insightful journey through his favorite places to photograph in the US. We’re biased to the Oregon coast, of course! I was asked recently what my 5 favorite places to photograph. The simple answer is anywhere on the road; give me 2 lanes of black top, a camera and a car, but to…

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Filson floats the Grande Ronde

Posted November 2, 2011
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings
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Earlier this month, a couple of our own Filson employees hit the Grande Ronde for the fall Steelhead run.  Although we have some avid fishermen (and women), the main objective was to get some great photography.  We took along a professional photographer, Kelly James, out of Salem Oregon.  The weather was still very summer-like with high 80 degree temperatures.  Water…

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GUEST BLOG: John Riutta, Digiscoping in Panama

Posted November 1, 2011
· Filed In: Happenings
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With a B.A. in Literature, a M.A. in Education and a M.B.A., John Riutta has spent a good portion of his life in the classroom. Aside from Riutta’s extensive education he is also quite an accomplished bird watcher. In this installment of Filson Life, Riutta describes a week long journey to Panama where he will be digiscoping the magnificent birds…

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