This April Filson, the Seattle-based outdoor outfitter, known for their Rugged Twill Luggage offerings, is introducing its first fly fishing specific luggage styles and a multi-functional fishing pack. The new line has been extensively field tested on the water and during travel to fishing expeditions across the globe.
For the last 20 years, Filson has been making some of the toughest gear for anglers who have depended on the functional and durable nature of their products. For the newest offering, Filson’s purpose driven technical design incorporates their classic aesthetic by using proprietary Tin Cloth, Rugged Twill and Bridle Leather. As with all their products, these new styles are backed with a life-time guarantee and will get better with age.
We at the Chum are not ones to give gear reviews but being that we are based just a few miles from the Filson flagship store and factory where these bags are made, we’ve had a chance to get an up close look at Filson’s new fishing products. It’s pretty much impossible to pick up anything Filson and not be impressed with the quality of their craftsmanship, and the same is certainly true with these new bags. We stumble across quite a bit of fishing gear, and we have to say these bags set themselves apart with their quality construction, durable build, and rugged aesthetic. No doubt Filson’s new pack and luggage will give you decades of great use on the water and on the road to fishy places.
Fishing Pack, $295 – A padded Tin Cloth fishing pack with multiple pockets and carrying options that can be worn as a waist or chest pack. Dual front pockets with coil zipper. Front unzips and folds down to create a work table with 2 removable fly trays. Main compartment is fully padded. Made of 15-oz. 100% cotton Oil Tin Cloth + Nylon accents and lining + Polyester mesh. Made in the USA with imported materials.
Rod Case, $450 – A fully padded, Rugged Twill rod case with leather handles and snap wrap. Adjustable, removable nylon shoulder strap. Metal brass zippers. Adjustable padded dividers for a custom fit. Made of 22-oz. 100% cotton Rugged Twill + Bridle Leather + Nylon lining + Polyester mesh. Made in USA with imported material
Reel Case, $250 – A fully padded Tin Cloth case for multiple reels. Nylon-webbing grab handle. Adjustable, removable shoulder strap. Interior padded dividers are adjustable and removable for a custom fit. Made of 15-oz. 100% cotton Oil Tin Cloth + Polyester mesh + Nylon lining. Made in USA with imported material
For those of you based in the Seattle area, the Seattle Flagship Store is running a special fly fishing raffle this month. The winner will walk away with all three of Filson’s new bags, a bunch of other sweet Filson gear, an Outcast Stealth Pro Boat, and a Sage Pulse 5 weight setup. Make sure you get down there and enter for a chance to win this awesome loot before the end of April.