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Frio: Hiking and Fly Fishing the San Juan River, New Mexico with Halley Roberts

Posted January 8, 2014
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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Halley Roberts is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. This winter, Halley returned to New Mexico –her childhood home– to fish the scrappy waters of the San Juan River. The second my feet crunch into permafrost I know I’m already dehydrated. My lips are starting to crack so I stuff my mouth with snow. I’m standing on a hill in…

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The Cruiser Shirt Patent: Celebrating a Century of Innovation

Posted January 6, 2014
· Filed In: Filson 101, Happenings, Heritage, Trade Stories, Way of Life
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It was 1912, and C.C. Filson was operating a Seattle, Washington store—Filson’s Pioneer Alaska and Blanket Manufacturers—opened in 1897 in order to supply hoards of prospectors headed to the Yukon Gold Rush. As the Gold Rush died down, Filson found that there were many more customers in need of rugged outdoor clothing and gear. So he designed a shirt that…

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In Your Words: A Bag That is Tougher Than Me

Posted December 30, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words, Travel, Way of Life
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‘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.  John M. from Texas details the storied past of his reliable, decade-old Briefcase Computer Bag. Hello Filson, I am writing to thank you for…

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Winter Steelheading on the Snoqualmie

Posted December 22, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, In the Field, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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  There’s nothing like winter steelheading.   The search for the elusive slivers of chrome in dark green water is wrought with frustration, undeniable joy, and constant anticipation. Much like panning for gold, it’s an exercise in determination and persistence, and offers comparable bounty to those who show commitment to the cold. As our breath collected in clouds and frozen…

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In Search of Arctic Grayling

Posted December 22, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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Krystin Bablinskas is an environmental engineer with a penchant for adventure and travel writing. Her life partner, Bixler McClure, is a Geographic Information Systems analyst and amateur photographer. Always together, the duo explores Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula from their home base in Seward, whether on foot or by sailboat. They detail their wild tales on their blog Alaskagraphy and have two…

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Remembering the Duck Season Opener with John Ludlam

Posted December 19, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Hunting, Landing Page Featured, Shooting, Sporting
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John Ludlam is a medium format photographer currently residing in Denver, Colorado. Two years ago, he started processing and printing his own photos in the darkroom and hasn’t gone back to digital since. Follow along as John recounts the waterfowl season opener in Colorado. The much awaited opening day of any season brings back the memories of seasons gone by.…

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Tricks of the Trade: 4 Helpful Hints for Dog Injuries in the Field

Posted December 13, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Tricks of the Trade
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For over two decades, George Hickox has shown all levels of owners how to train great bird dogs. Today, he reminds hunters of 4 ways to prepare for injuries in the field.   When spending time afield with your dog injuries can occur to your four legged buddy.  Listed below are a few helpful hints to help your dog until…

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Of Mountains and Mist: Surveying the Big Sky Winter with Brian Merriam, Part 2

Posted December 9, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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Brian Merriam’s photographs offer an earnest and eager appreciation for the outdoors. Each image acting as both an inviting adventure and a dramatic call to action, providing the necessary inspiration to phone in that vacation time and get lost in the beauty of the vast American landscape. Follow along on the second half of Brian’s journey through the early-winter tinted…

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Bounty in the Big Empty: Chukar Hunting in Nevada with Larry McKurtis

Posted December 5, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Way of Life
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Larry McKurtis is a writer living in Northern Nevada. He’s an avid cyclist, hunter, and fly fisherman – all of which give him an excuse to travel and explore all over the west and North America. His blog Red Legged Devils covers his relationship with the American West. Desolation is a frightening word to the average person. It may conjure…

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Of Mountains and Mist: Surveying the Big Sky Winter with Brian Merriam

Posted November 25, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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Brian Merriam’s photographs offer an earnest and eager appreciation for the outdoors. Each image acting as both an inviting adventure and a dramatic call to action, providing the necessary inspiration to phone in that vacation time and get lost in the beauty of the vast American landscape. Follow Brian through the frozen plains and forests of Montana and Wyoming in…

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