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Northwest Washington: Swinging Flies on the Skagit

Posted August 30, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel
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Gary Lewis is the host of Adventure Journal and author of John Nosler – Going Ballistic, Black Bear Hunting, Hunting Oregon and other titles. Flick flies towards the Skagit River in Bellingham with Gary in his latest adventure. For a Valentine’s Day in the early 1970s, my mom bought my dad a little book about steelhead fishing by Enos Bradner.…

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Left of West: Forest Woodward Explores the American West

Posted August 27, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Landing Page Featured, Travel, Way of Life
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Photographer Forest Woodward sets out in a recently purchased — and barely running — ’77 International Scout to discover what’s left of the pioneering spirit in the American West. Along the route, a long stretch of highway from Southern Utah to Northwest Montana, Forest and his co-pilot Jessica Lowe are privy to roadside breakdowns, run-ins with remnants of the real…

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The Cutthroat and the Sweet Sixteen with Louis Cahill

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Louis Cahill is an advertising photographer with over thirty years experience, and about as many holding a fly rod. Louis has spent his life looking through the lens.  He’s not interested in what everyone else sees.  Find more of Louis’  photography and writing at Gink and Gasoline. My friend Gary Lacey did me a disservice while shooting clays one day. I fell one…

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Saving the Nebraska Sandhills with the World Wildlife Fund

Posted August 21, 2013
· Filed In: Conservation, Depth In The Field, Happenings, Ranching, Way of Life
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Words courtesy of Matt Wagner, the Director of Conservation Outreach and the Freedom to Roam Initiative in North America for WWF. For 110 years, Sarah Sortum’s family has called their ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills home. Originally settled by her great-grandfather, and eventually passed on to her parents, their 12,000 acre ranch continues to be a foundation of Loup County.…

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Tricks of the Trade: Make Your Own Archery Quiver with Matt Pierce of Wood&Faulk

Posted August 20, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Tricks of the Trade, Way of Life
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Matt Pierce is a modern day jack of all trades.  Born in Kansas, the tinkerer’s interests in carpentry and mechanics were honed through interactions with close friends and family.  Eight years ago, Matt gathered the gumption to uproot, leave Kansas, and relocate to Portland, Oregon.  Currently, he runs a blog entitled Wood&Faulk and carries a line of his own craftsman…

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Field Testing the Fly Fishing Strap Vest with Tyler Sharp

Posted August 19, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel
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Tyler Sharp is a documentary photographer, writer, and filmmaker based out of Dallas, Texas. Traveling extensively on assignment, he has filmed and photographed a myriad of cultures and landscapes, and slept under the stars in some of the most remote regions of the world.  Today, Tyler revisits a family fly fishing tradition and illustrates the myriad uses of our Fly…

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Building a Barn: Former Filson Employee Fulfills a Family Dream

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Former Filson employee Ben Fife returned to the plains of Spokane this March to finish a project he started with his Father: a 48′ by 40′ classic burnt-red barn — and more importantly — the foundation of their family dream to have a home in the country. Late in to the Summer’s light, we had a chance to reconnect with…

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Meet Big Craig: A Filson Motorcycle Fly Fishing Trip

Posted August 13, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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  Tommy Monette, our Sales Representative for the Rocky Mountain area, always finds time to leave the city lights of Denver behind. He grabs his bike (complete with custom Filson upholstered seat), wrangles up his crew, and heads out to remote(ish) areas for some old-fashioned R&R. His latest outing was complete with fishing, friends, flasks of whiskey, and a run-in…

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Can Fly Fishing Save the World with Mongolia River Outfitters

Posted August 11, 2013
· Filed In: Conservation, Fly Fishing, Travel
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Peter W. Fong is a writer, editor, and fly fishing guide. His first novel, Principles of Navigation, won the 2012 New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series Competition. Can fly fishing save the world? Mongolia River Outfitters’ owner Mark Johnstad thinks so, and Peter –after working with him for the past eight years– believes he may be on to something. Photos…

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3 Ways to Better Your Chances for a Bird this Fall with Andy Duffy

Posted August 8, 2013
· Filed In: Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Tricks of the Trade
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Andy Duffy has been shooting competitively for over 23 years. He’s a 12 time Sporting Clays National Champion and an avid bird hunter. Today, he details 3 ways to improve your chances of taking down a feathered friend this Fall. One of the issues for shotgun shooters who practice on clays is to realize that targets start fast and slow…

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