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Bringing Fish to the River with Chef Kevin Davis



For Seattle chef Kevin Davis of Steelhead Diner and his crew of charismatic anglers known as the “Good Guys," catching fish on the river is seen as a plus, but being out in nature with close friends is what really matters. 

Over the last decade, Kevin, Steve Joyce, and Mark Kane have spent time together on rivers like the Yakima, camping, cooking, and helping each other through the joyous times as well as the tough. When they’re out in nature, Kane relates that “the weight of the day, or the month, or the year, is lifted. As soon as you step in the water, you’re cleansed.” 







I join the Good Guys as they put in at Umptanum on a warm gray day, a few casts are made alongside jokes and the swift-mo...
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Forging Ahead: A Conversation with Jimmy DiResta



On the latest Filson Life, photographer Brian-William Green shares a rare look inside Jimmy DiResta's workspace located in the Lower East Side. DiResta has been part of the growing neighborhood since 1994. Firsthand seeing the city change as his operation revolved through storefronts around downtown Manhattan. 

In anticipation of the upcoming Filson NYC: Mallet Making and Whiskey Event with Jimmy DiResta, we sat down with the New York based artist and master builder, discussing everything from everything from his Youtube channel to working on bringing his Manhattan studio to the Catskills in Upstate New York.  

Interview by Michael Murphy 
Photography by Brian-William Green 

Murphy: How did this...

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Risk & Resilience: The Language of Horses





Story by Jainee Dial of WYLDER
Photography by Abbi and Callen Hearne

There is a secret language that exists between horses and humans. Voices hold no value, and there is instead, a palpable yet quiet communication between animal and rider. Volumes of silent dialogue are conveyed through body language.

As prey animals, horses are constantly on guard for predators. Given the choice, they would always rather run than fight. This is not a learned behavior; evolution has provided them with this instinct. If something scares them, they try to leave and will only fight if they are cornered and have no other option.

Fight or flight.

We all know this dilemma and I have been playing out these two options i...Read More



Story by Lindsey Elliott of WYLDER
Photography by Abbi and Callen Hearne 

Over the last two years, I’ve spent the majority of my time pursuing uncertainty in the mountain west. From the time I got my first fly rod, eight months passed along the rivers of Montana, Colorado, California, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho before I caught a single fish. I’ve stalked through the Wasatch Mountains of Utah in search of Mule Deer, walked the fields of Kansas trying to kick up birds, traversed the slopes behind my grandparents house stalking turkeys with my bow, and have forayed into business by starting a company for the modern outdoorswoman, called Wylder. The only thing left predictable is the five minutes eve...

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Depth in the Field: Diving Deep with Alyssa Adler - Part II



On the latest Filson Life, marine biologist Alyssa Adler shares with us her exploration underwater as Undersea Specialist at Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic on Part II of our three-part series, Depth in the Field: Diving Deep with Alyssa Adler. 

Story by Alyssa Adler 
Photography by Alyssa Adler and Ian Strachan

I buckle my fins and sweep my right arm behind me to locate my breathing apparatus before shifting back, finding that edge of balance on the Zodiac’s pontoon. The day is calm, silence accented by the gentle popping and rolling of behemoth cerulean icebergs nearby. I turn my head and scan the dark, still water, ensuring that the loosely packed surface ice has cleared from my ent...

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Depth In The Field: Diving Deep with Alyssa Adler - Part I




On the latest Filson Life, marine biologist Alyssa Adler shares with us her journey to becoming Undersea Specialist at Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic on Part I of our three-part series, Depth in the Field: Diving Deep with Alyssa Adler. 

Story and Photography by Alyssa Adler 

In cold water diving, sight is your strongest sense. Touch is inhibited by the thick exposure gear covering your body and hands. A hood, pulled tight over your head, leaves sound muffled and strange. The only smell you may experience is that of your breath as you occasionally exhale to equalize your mask. The rare slip of the regulator mouthpiece might allow a brief taste of your new environment, but nothing els...

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Navajo Fly Fisher: A Journey Towards Understanding



When I was 5 my dad put a spinner rod in my hands because he just couldn't wait any longer for his future (yet nonexistent at the time) son to be born. Little did he know he was planting a fishing seed that would grow and grow with an insatiable thirst. Being born and raised in Seattle as a kid my favorite fishing use to be the endless species inhabiting Elliot Bay caught using night crawlers that we dug up at Golden Gardens. When I cast my first fly rod that all changed.

Story by Ruth Sims
Photography by Megan Taylor 



About two and a half years ago while in grad school I met a trio of native students through the small native community on my school’s campus. They were from Montana. They were th...Read More

Cast Hope: Share What You Love

Cast Hope: Share What You Love

Cast Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on providing kids in the Northern California community with the gift of the outdoors. Bringing youth and mentors together outside through the sport of fly fishing. On the latest Filson Life, Hogan Brown of Cast Hope shares with us his love of fly fishing and dedication to fostering an environment where kids can become stewards of the outdoors.



I can’t remember the first time I set foot in a river and I can’t remember the first fish I caught on a fly rod. What I can remember is always being drawn to water. Creek, pond, river, lake, or stream I found something in them and around them that life other places didn’t offer. Fly Fishing has always been t...

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Experience the Wild: Fly Fishing in the Frank Church Wilderness

On November 21st, 2016, we launched the Filson Experience the Wild Contest. Participants were asked to choose one out of four expereinces for a chance to win the trip of a lifetime for themselves and a guest of their choice. Thousands of entries and twenty-one days later, we announced the winner of the Filson Expereince the Wild Contest: Jim Hubert.

Jim and his brother Justin worked with us to plan an unforgettable trip to Idaho. A few months later, they were off to Mackay Bar Ranch for a weekend of fly fishing and horseback riding through the rugged terrain of the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness. While exploring the Nations second largest contiguous federally managed wilderness...

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Season Reflection: The Winter Hunt

Season Reflection: The Winter Hunt

As the first weeks of spring begin to awaken familiar landscapes, the days of crisp fall air and winter hunts are over. On the latest Filson Life, Nashville-based photographer Yve Assad and writer Will Fulford reflect on past seasons in anticipation for the next.



Hunting is a southern tradition, a rite of passage.  Marksmanship and gun safety are taught through the irons sights of a BB gun on empty cans and the occasional house sparrow that lingers a bit too long. Yep, a boy and his BB gun are pretty much king of the world as he sees it.  You progress through the various small game, squirrels and rabbits, until you graduate to big game.  For most in the South, that means whitetail deer.  

At ...

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