Huisman_mg_8812_reduced.jpgGary 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. Mom inscribed a note to dad on the inside cover. I found it in their bookshelf a few years later.Bradner's was the first outdoor book I read and it helped start me on a life of steelhead fishing.Decades later, in 2009, I was presented with the Enos Bradner award by the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association, an organization Bradner helped found. I knew o...Read More
[gallery royalslider="4" ids="4879,4880,4881,4882,4883,4884,4885,4886,4887"]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 shell short for the round and he handed me his beautiful Beretta SO3 EELL to finish the round. I wish I had never touched that gun.What a beautiful sensation it was when that elegant little side lock fell into place against my shoulder and the bright orange ...Read More
[gallery royalslider="4" ids="4956,4957,4961,4963,4959,4964,4965,4966,4967,4960,4968,4955,4970,4969,4972,4973,4974"]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 Fishing Strap Vest.Every year as August rolls around, my father, brother and I get to escape the Texas heat, and head up to Montana to fish the Yellowstone River. As I highlighted in the videos I shot for Filson Li...Read More
[gallery royalslider="4" ids="4912,4894,4895,4897,4899,4898,4900,4902,4903,4904,4905,4906,4907,4908,4910,4911,4913,4915,4916,4917"] 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 with "Big Craig," one of Filson's biggest supporters.Photos courtesy of Adam Bove.We like to go on moto-camping trips every once in a while, usually for a few days at a time, and we try to hit a differ...Read More
Filson - Fam Trip-14Andy 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 down from there. Birds are just the opposite, they start slow and speed up. The methods described here take that into account and enable clay shooters to make an easier transition to game shooting.#1. See the BeakWith birds that flush away from a dog, the trick is to try and see the beak. Quail, grouse, pheasant and huns starts off slow and speed up. Bring the g...Read More
Gary-Lewis-Klamath 154Gary Lewis is the host of Adventure Journal and author of John Nosler – Going Ballistic, Black Bear Hunting, Hunting Oregon and other titles. Chase rainbows on the Upper Klamath with Gary in his latest adventure.In the six-mile stretch below Keno Dam, the water is stained with the proteins of the big lake. But the same water that keeps bugs on the surface safe, protects fish from ospreys and packs pounds on the rainbow trout.I first fished the Keno Reach of the Upper Klamath River in 1999. Since that October day, I expect big fish and always seem to hook one. Maybe I'll actually land one of the big ones someday.The last time I was on the Upper Klamath, it was with Roe Outfitters. I spent the...Read More
DSCN4311Growing up in a family of hunters & fishermen has lead Kristen Monroe of to have passion for the outdoors. Recently, Kristen visited Southern Illinois to try her hand at 'noodling.' Photos by Don Gasaway.I never thought I would do it. After watching others on television, it actually scared me. In addition, many intelligent friends called me crazy for even considering it. But, I like to push myself and learn about new things.  Last weekend I traveled to Southern Illinois, where I met other outdoor writers at Rend Lake. Fishing with my fly rod is great fun but grabbing a catfish out of a crevice is a heart pumping adventure. It’s known as noodling, hoggin’ and also hillbilly ha...Read More
Filson-Hunting-RudyMalmquist-14Rudy Malmquist is a photographer and web designer living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Follow as he documents a DeYoung family tradition on a rainy, late-season hunt. 3 generations of the DeYoung family sweep a sorghum field on a rainy late-fall morning in West Michigan.Perry DeYoung grew up hunting & fishing with his father, Darwin.  Almost every free moment he had as a child was spend outside in the woods.  He was outdoors so much that he doesn’t have many memories of Saturday morning cartoons like most of us, but of being dragged out of bed at o’dark-thiry to duck hunt, pheasant hunt, or fish.  During this time, he developed a great respect and love of the outdoors that he is passing down to...Read More
Tim Rose, of Bend, OR, on a hunt in Central California.Gary Lewis is the host of Adventure Journal and author of John Nosler – Going Ballistic, Black Bear Hunting, Hunting Oregon and other titles. Join him on a hog hunt through Central California in this latest adventure.You don't have to hunt for very long before people start telling you about great hunting places. These are what are known as wild goose chases. It is easy to fall for them, but you never know until you go. My friend Tim Rose called this one Pig Central. I packed my Filson bag and we hit the road south.We were five hours out of Redding when Sam Pyke entered the keywords Hollister, CA, into his iPhone app and calculated our course. We hooked a right off of Interstate 5."Odd," I sa...Read More
Filson - Fam Trip-20Lake Okoboji, IowaThis popular family vacation destination is home to some of the finest largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing in the Midwest. Here it is not uncommon to pull largemouths weighing five to seven pounds. The West side of this 8,000 acre lake is deep and clear, while the East is shallow and weedy. Due to their largely varyied natures, good bass fishing can be found in one or the other.White River, ArkansasOne of the premier North American destinations for trout fishing is the renowned White River in northern-central Arkansas. Wide, crisp and clean waters provide fisherman with superb trout all year long. The majority of fish pulled are Rainbows,  but some giant browns and book ...Read More
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