– INTRODUCING FILSON LIVE –
LIKE IT OR NOT, WE’VE HAD TO SPEND A LOT MORE TIME AT HOME THIS YEAR. SO RATHER THAN TWIDDLE OUR THUMBS, WE GOT STRAIGHT TO WORK ON A NEW SERIES OF HOW-TO’S, MUSIC PERFORMANCES, AND PLENTY MORE FROM FILSON –WITH THE HELP OF A FEW FRIENDS. INTRODUCING FILSON LIVE, BEAMED STRAIGHT FROM US TO WHEREVER YOU’RE CURRENTLY HOLED UP.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT: WESTERN TOWBOAT
FRIDAY, 01/15 – 10:30AM PST | 1:30PM EST
Fixtures on the Seattle waterfront since ’48, Western Towboat freights more than a billion pounds of goods each year: fresh food, manufactured homes, school buses, vaccines — you name it, they’ve towed it.
The crew started custom building their own tugboats in 1982 and now has 22 boats in its fleet. Their craftsmanship is considered the best in the industry — many others have copied their designs.
Join Russell Shrewsbury for a behind-the-scenes look into Western Towboat. Learn about their build process and current projects, and take a tour of one of their world-class tugboats.
POPEYE RELEASE CONCERT WITH THE GRIZZLED MIGHTY
THURSDAY, 1/21 – 5:00PM PST | 8:00PM EST
Popeye is back at Filson with a new limited-edition collection. The only way to properly celebrate this momentous occasion is to blast loud live music from a tugboat docked on the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
Tune in to catch The Grizzled Mighty and win some Popeye gear and apparel.
“The Seattle duo The Grizzled Mighty couldn’t have christened themselves with a more appropriate moniker – their gruff, ferocious rock is nothing short of a ravaging force of nature.” — KEXP
BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT: NOMAR
MONDAY, 01/25 – 11:00AM PST | 2:00PM EST
When Alaskan commercial fishermen needed a means to transport fish without damage, NOMAR answered the call and revolutionized the commercial fishing industry with their standard-setting Brailer Bags. Since then NOMAR has been making gear with state-of-the-art materials in Homer, Alaska.
Take a tour of the Homer facilities with the NOMAR crew and hear about their history and their design and manufacturing process. Questions welcome.
– PAST EVENTS –
DUCKS UNLIMITED: CONSERVATION AT SCALES THAT MATTER
WED 10/28 – 1PM PST | 4PM EST
Join two of conservation’s most passionate professionals for an in-depth discussion of all things waterfowl and wetlands. Ducks Unlimited Chief Scientist Dr. Tom Moorman and Southern Region Director Jerry Holden, Jr. will entertain you with their banter and loop you in on waterfowl science, continental-scale conservation efforts, and everything else they have learned in their nearly 50 years combined service to waterfowl habitat conservation.
Perhaps their most powerful lesson – why everyone should care about the conservation work that Ducks Unlimited puts on the ground. From climate change impacts to migration to the underpinnings of conservation design, funding and implementation to retriever training, waterfowl hunting and crappie fishing, these two conservation professionals and obsessive outdoorsmen are ready to answer your questions, so come get the answers you’ve always wanted.
Show your enthusiastic support for wetland conservation with our new limited edition collection of DU-branded Filson gear.
WILDSAM FIELD GUIDES: SEATTLE LAUNCH
WED, 10/14 – 11AM PST | 2PM EST
Wildsam Field Guides: expert knowledge informed by local relationships and deep archival research paired with soulful storytelling.
The travel brand founder, Taylor Bruce, and editor Zach Dundas, will be on Filson Live to introduce the Seattle field guide. They’ll be joined in conversation with writer Brooke Jarvis and poet Jourdan Imani Keith — both will read portions of their original work from the guide.
MOSSY OAK KENNELS PRESENTS DOG TRAINING HUNT PREP + Q&A
SUNDAY, 9/20 – 3pm PST | 6PM EST
Mossy Oak Kennels’ master trainer Bill Gibson returns to Filson Live for our final Sportsman Session, offering a refresher course in which he’ll go over key elements for preparing your pup for the upcoming hunt. Bill will highlight some of the many tips and tricks he’s gained from a lifetime career of dog training. Q&A is encouraged so come ready with questions.
BHA PRESENTS ELK BACON BEIGNETS COOKING DEMO W/ TOM HEALY
FRIDAY, 9/18 – 10AM PST | 1PM EST
Join Tom Healy of Montana BHA for a live tutorial featuring the combination of two irresistible food groups: bacon and doughnuts — specifically, Elk Bacon Beignets coated in pure maple sugar and garnished with crème fraîche and foraged berries.
Tom will lead us through a process that takes the guesswork out of curing meats by explaining “equilibrium brining”. We will then explore a unique finishing technique that combines cold-smoking, sous vide, and searing.
It’s a lot to cover but when it’s all said and done, there will be bacon.
After years of hunting and calling, Josh Raggio started making his own calls, eventually quitting his corporate job and dedicating himself to crafting high-quality calls. He then founded Raggio Custom Calls with the mission of making “heirloom calls” that could be passed on to the next generation.
Josh, a longtime Filson partner, checks in with the Sportsman Sessions to show us how to tune a duck call.
Josh’s good friend, country singer and songwriter Jordan Davis, will jump on the livestream to chat about hunting and sing a few of his number one hits.
BEAR SAUSAGE, FROM HUNT TO PLATE W/ CHEF MICHAEL HUNTER
SUNDAY, 9/13 – 1PM PST | 4PM EST
At the age of 18, Chef Michael Hunter had his first experience with hunting and eating wild game and it changed his perception of food forever. At his acclaimed restaurant, Antler, diners experience Chef Michael’s thoughtful approach to wild game and foraged foods.
In this Filson Live demo, Michael will feature wild game that he personally harvested on a recent hunt. He’ll walk us through his process for making bear sausage – including techniques, equipment, along with his own methods and recipes. Don’t miss the dinner bell for this Filson Live broadcast and be sure to keep an eye out for Michael’s forthcoming book, The Hunter Chef, available this October.
DUCK BUTCHERY 101 + COOKING DEMO WITH CHEF ERIC DONNELLY
THURSDAY, 9/10 – 11am PST | 2PM EST
Award-winning PNW chef Eric Donnelly knows that the average bird hunter could use some culinary counsel with the ducks they’ve brought home. Eric will give a cooking demo and talk about duck butchery and his process for making aromatic duck hind quarters – including his special marinade.
DUCK CALL LESSON W/ DEVLIN “DUCK” HODGES
TUESDAY, 9/8 – 5PM PST | 8PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges also happens to be a world champion duck caller. He grew up hunting and fishing throughout the southeast and is passionate about chasing turkeys and ducks.
Duck will be leading a virtual duck call lesson that covers different styles of the art-form. He will offer duck calling tips, answer questions, and will be joined by some duck call friends during the livestream.
PUGET SOUND FLY FISHING ON FOOT WITH EMERALD WATER ANGLERS
SATURDAY, 9/5 – 9AM PST | 12PM EST
Dave McCoy of Emerald Water Anglers has dedicated his professional life to the fly fishing industry and has spent the last twenty-plus years relentlessly trying to surpass expectations as a guide, outfitter owner, conservationist, and fly fishing ambassador.
During this Filson Live Sportsman Session Dave will discuss equipment, casting techniques, and overall skills that will help when fishing from the beach — in this case, the shore of The Puget Sound. This location is a year-round fishery for Sea Run Cutthroat Trout (catch-and-release only) and has seasonal fisheries for salmon – this year Chinook and Coho are running.
HOW TO CAMOUFLAGE A CANOE WITH T. EDWARD NICKENS
TUES, 9/1 – 9AM PST | 12PM EST
T. Edward Nickens reports across North and Central America, with more than 1,000 bylines from the Arctic Circle to Honduran rainforests. He is editor-at-large and columnist for Field & Stream, a contributing editor and author of the digital column The Wild South for Garden & Gun magazine, and a contributing editor for Ducks Unlimited magazine.
Basically, Eddie knows his stuff. He’ll bring some of that knowledge to the Sportsman Sessions and show us how to camouflage a canoe for a waterfowl hunt — an essential prep he’s done for many a season.
NONPROFIT FEATURE + Q&A WITH THE NATURE PROJECT
TUESDAY, 8/25 – 5PM PST | 8PM EST
Join former Seattle Seahawk Cooper Helfet and some of his teammates to talk about their work with The Nature Project — a non-profit dedicated to getting underserved youth out of the cities and into nature.
Cooper and TNP believe the wonders of nature can help foster opportunities and skills that can profoundly shape a young person’s life. Tune in. Ask questions. Find out what you can do to help.
TATTOO DEMO AND Q&A WITH REMPE
FRIDAY, 7/24 – 4PM PST | 7PM EST
Tune in to watch Seattle-based artist, Rempe, tattoo a trusting customer. Come with questions or just sit back and listen to Rempe offer insight into his design process, background and influences. He’ll be chatting with viewers while he works, but don’t worry he’s a professional with over ten years in the business so everything’s nice and safe.
LIVE CONCERT WITH BEVERLY CRUSHER
THURS, 7/16 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Seattle-based Beverly Crusher play what they call Acid Punk: high-energy, pedal-to-the-metal rock. Max and Sam Stiles are fast, furious and fun on bass and drums while frontman Cozell Wilson sounds like a soul singer at a basement punk show.
LIVE CONCERT WITH STEPHEN MCBEAN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN
THURS, 6/25 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Stephen McBean of Black Mountain is pulling out his sludgy guitar to swamp-up the Filson airwaves. His band’s recent album, Destroyer, is described by Pitchfork as a soundtrack to an epic desert road trip so buckle up and stay hydrated.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH WICKETT & CRAIG TANNERY
TUES, 6/23 – 8AM PST | 11AM EST
Wickett & Craig is the oldest vegetable tannery in the USA — we’ve worked with them for over 25 years because their English Bridle Leather is the best in the country.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the tannery and get a look at Wickett & Craig’s natural, eco-friendly process — from pre-tanning to dyeing and conditioning to finishing, grading and shipment.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FILSON RESTORATION DEPARTMENT
MON, 6/8 – 4PM PST | 7PM EST