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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

I just bought a tan zippered tote. maybe I should`ve gone for the brown. ffffuuuu.gif
Anyone in long sleeves and tie have tan bags?

Me -- tan zippered tote. bigstar[1].gif

Mind you, a co-worker remarked, "that looks like the sort of bag a revolutionary would carry!" ... rolleyes.gif
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CI, flyfishing! Oh now we're talking. I got a few rods laying around. LOL. I tie my own as well. Flyfishing to me is like therapy. I really need to get back out to Wyoming.... for about a decade. You just might know this river...

Mount Moran

Better not let me around your archery range during gun season. 160 class is def an instant go shot. I have an itch to try and get myself one of those Pronghorns out in Wyoming or Montana with an unscoped Bisley Hunter in 45 Colt. I'll bring along the BAR in 270 just in case getting in range is impossible.

I'll tell you what, the back of your truck could esily pass for mine. LOL. I've drug Filson gear all over the place for decades and to date haven't found anything better when afield.

Again if the stuff can survive hardcore outdoorsman it'll pretty much just shrug off anything less.
post #1233 of 3957
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Originally Posted by spacemanvt View Post

Does anyone have any idea how I can remove some denim stains from my 256? smile.gif
Stupid naked and famous is bleeding all over my bag.

There are products made for denim transfer but on canvas-type material it might be tough... there's a product called Vectra that my wife uses for denim transfer that worked some indigo out of her leather purses pretty well ... come to think of it the product might be for denim transfer protection rather than a cleanser
post #1234 of 3957
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

I'll tell you what, the back of your truck could esily pass for mine. LOL. I've drug Filson gear all over the place for decades and to date haven't found anything better when afield.
Again if the stuff can survive hardcore outdoorsman it'll pretty much just shrug off anything less.

My father's an avid outdoorsman who hunts and fishes the northwest pretty intensely and makes a living in a related outdoorsman trade. Anyways, just to your point, he's been lugging all of the same equipment around for decades, but he sources it all from one place: Army surplus

He's probably saved hundreds if not thousands over the bigger retail brand names like Filson for equivalent gear in durability terms. I don't know much about the manufacturers of the Army gear but perhaps Filson is one of them...
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Originally Posted by eg1 View Post

Me -- tan zippered tote. bigstar[1].gif
Mind you, a co-worker remarked, "that looks like the sort of bag a revolutionary would carry!" ... rolleyes.gif

ha! rotflmao.gif
yeah I thought I`d keep the tan zippered tote. i`d probably add a small duffle in the same color. fuck that brown small suffle + briefcase combo got me thinkin twice.

anyone got the wheeled carry on in tan?
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

ha! rotflmao.gif
yeah I thought I`d keep the tan zippered tote. i`d probably add a small duffle in the same color. fuck that brown small suffle + briefcase combo got me thinkin twice.
anyone got the wheeled carry on in tan?

smile.gif
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

anyone got the wheeled carry on in tan?

 

Yes.  Flown >100,000 miles with it in the last 14 months.  Works well.  It's showing very little wear--just some leather scuffing and mild grey smudges on the fabric--they give it character.   The only time I haven't flown with it since I got it at the end of 2010 was when I went to England in March.  The mechanics of the handle take up a little bit of room in the bag and I carried on my Filson Pullman instead.

 

It is quite distinctive, though.  If you want to cut a lower profile, one of the darker colors would be better -- the bag is still a Filson, but doesn't jump out quite as much from a distance.

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Being retired Navy the green reminds me too much of the big green weenie, the Army smile.gif Seriously though no offense to those that served in the Army.

 

Nice collection. I like brown but your limited in selection with that color. I went with tan for the fly rod case and gun case (unscoped) because green is the common color of Boyt and several other gun case manufactures, so a tan gun case says even at a distance Filson. But is almost impossible to keep clean as is the tan fly rod case. Where I can't get brown I get green for that reason. For what it's worth I purchased a sportsman bag from a member on here that he was selling because he felt it was too large for a camera case and wanted a small duffle instead. The sportsman bag is the perfect size for a range bag so it may be a bit large for a camera bag. If you start shooting I highly recommend the sportsman bag however.

 

What are your thoughts on the large travel bag if you don't mind me asking? I keep thinking my next bag will be the classic Pullman but I keep looking at the large travel bag instead. There are not a lot of reviews on the Filson site for it. 

 

 

 

 

If you don't mind me adding input here-

 

I've been trying to tackle the same issue: Large Carry On vs. Pullman vs. Large Travel Bag. I went to the filson store and picked the brains of just about everybody in there. It was pretty unanymous that the Pullman is the way to go.

 

First of all, being able to fully open the Large Carry On and Pullman completely knocked the Large Travel Bag out of the competition.

 

The exterior pockets of the Pullman are more easily accessible than the Large Carry On. It has a more box-like design, like a traditional suitcase, which makes it easier for packing. Also it has duel handle straps that come from the front and back of the bag, which creates a more even weight distribution when you carry it by its handles.

 

As far as anyone in the store could tell, there were only two downsides to the Pullman:

#1. The rings for the shoulder straps are on the back side (same as the Large Carry On), so when it is heavily packed, it's awkard to carry by shoulder strap unless you are carrying it on the opposite shoulder (if the bag is on your right side, cross the strap over to your left shoulder).

#2. The bag is designed to to take full advantage of Carry On size limits; so if you've stuff the bag so big that it's bulging, it will probably exceed the maximum size allowed to carry on and will have to be transported as a check in bag.

 

I'm leaning toward the Pullman. The restrictiveness of the Travel Bag was a deal breaker. The Large Carry On bag kind of looks like an oversized man purse to me, and seems a bit awkward to maneuver. Plus, the Pullman is less expensive than the Carry On and is, in my opinion, it's the best bang for your buck!

 

I have  the Pullman and the wheeled carry-on.  I carried the Pullman to and through England for an 8 day trip in March, stuffed very full.  The shoulder strap could be better--I lugged it all the way across Heathrow, through part of O'Hare, and through customers at Dulles.  I wouldn't worry about exceeding maximum size--I haven't had anyone give me a second glance.  The squishy nature of the bag makes getting it into standard (e.g., A320, 737, 757, 767) overhead bins no problem.  Opening fully in half is great.  The lack of wheels and a handle is the biggest disadvantage of the Pullman compared to my wheeled carry-on.  When I don't have to push the carry-on limits, I take the wheeled bag...

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
[...] a tan gun case says even at a distance Filson. But is almost impossible to keep clean as is the tan fly rod case. [...]

 

Why are you concerned about keeping the cases clean?  If that's the primary concern, isn't nylon (say cordura or ballistic) a better solution?

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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

CI, flyfishing! Oh now we're talking. I got a few rods laying around. LOL. I tie my own as well. Flyfishing to me is like therapy. I really need to get back out to Wyoming.... for about a decade. You just might know this river...
Mount Moran
Better not let me around your archery range during gun season. 160 class is def an instant go shot. I have an itch to try and get myself one of those Pronghorns out in Wyoming or Montana with an unscoped Bisley Hunter in 45 Colt. I'll bring along the BAR in 270 just in case getting in range is impossible.
I'll tell you what, the back of your truck could esily pass for mine. LOL. I've drug Filson gear all over the place for decades and to date haven't found anything better when afield.
Again if the stuff can survive hardcore outdoorsman it'll pretty much just shrug off anything less.

 

 

No I am not familiar with that place but it is beautiful!! Haven't done much in Wyoming but I have fly fished all over including the birthplace of FF, England.

 

Yeah I tie my own flies too. If you haven't bought hackle in awhile your in for a shock. The craze last couple of years for women to put feathers in their hair? Saddle hackles. Demand and price is through the roof. I have plenty of pheasant tail feathers for pt nymphs though:

 

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4 of us Retired Navy guys get together in SD first couple of weeks in November. Pretty much limit out every day and it is a great time. Commander from Spearfish brought out antelope backstrap last year. We ended making one of the top 10 meals I've had in my life with bacon wrapped pheasant pheasant breast, rare lope done on the grill, wild rice casserole and pheasant pate on garlic bread. We all cook well but the Admiral especially so. The best meal I ever had in my life was at the Hyatt Regency in Hong Kong back in 79 on my way to the Iranian hostage situation. Worst in Mombasa Africa.

 

To get close enough for a shot at antelope with your pistol water holes would be your ticket. Nothing wrong with a 270 either!

 

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Originally Posted by motosacto View Post

Why are you concerned about keeping the cases clean?  If that's the primary concern, isn't nylon (say cordura or ballistic) a better solution?

Because the fly rod and gun case both hang on my primary accent wall of my home when not in my vehicle. Right above my fine china hanging on they wall- painted plates of a bedded whitetail buck, a grouse and pheasant. They are the first thing people see when they walk in my house. Actually for fine china once my previous roommate of 25 years left I replaced all of her crappy stoneware with Mikasa white china. Yeah I have plenty of other cases. Like Crane's I have a lot of fly rods and have a 6" piece of PVC pipe with slots for the reels cut out and it can hold half a dozen rods. But talk about lacking style.... I also have a 3 gun ballistic cloth case made by a lady in Iowa for the US Olympic shooting team. Eventually I would like to purchase several Filson rod and gun cases to replace all the others. Those I would not mind getting dirty so much.

post #1241 of 3957
CI, that's the Snake River near Mt Moran. When I was out at Yellowstone Park I made it a point to fish the Yellowstone River and Lake and on my way back I hit the Laramie River as well. If the Winters weren't so obnoxious I would be living around Cody somewhere. What a lot of people don't know is Southern MO has some really good cold water flyfishing. It's one of our best kept secrets. LOL. Personally I have no preference for what waters I fish as long as there is something to catch. One of my favorite fish is the little old Bluegill. On a zero weight Sage it's just a ball catching them. They love hoppers ants and mosquitos and will eat them when they decide to be persnickety.

I'm glad I have a good supply of hackle and don't need to buy any for a while. I really don't want to know what it costs these days, If it's anything like gas all I'll do is get POed. I've been out to SD for pheasants and prairie dog blasting more than a few times. I usually haunt the Mission area and have been going to one ranch for about 35 years now. Always a good time.

The hellwithit. I'm going back to Wyoming in the Fall.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

CI, that's the Snake River near Mt Moran. When I was out at Yellowstone Park I made it a point to fish the Yellowstone River and Lake and on my way back I hit the Laramie River as well. If the Winters weren't so obnoxious I would be living around Cody somewhere. What a lot of people don't know is Southern MO has some really good cold water flyfishing. It's one of our best kept secrets. LOL. Personally I have no preference for what waters I fish as long as there is something to catch. One of my favorite fish is the little old Bluegill. On a zero weight Sage it's just a ball catching them. They love hoppers ants and mosquitos and will eat them when they decide to be persnickety.
I'm glad I have a good supply of hackle and don't need to buy any for a while. I really don't want to know what it costs these days, If it's anything like gas all I'll do is get POed. I've been out to SD for pheasants and prairie dog blasting more than a few times. I usually haunt the Mission area and have been going to one ranch for about 35 years now. Always a good time.
The hellwithit. I'm going back to Wyoming in the Fall.

SE Idaho, upper portion of the North Fork (aka the Henry's Fork) of the Snake... outstanding world famous fly fishing in that area... I've been myself plenty of times. For more secluded ventures I prefer the Salmon river near the MT/ID border ... lots of potential monsters lurking in those canyons - if you don't mind a hell of a hike

Salmonrivermapfinal.jpg

I once yanked a 5lb bull trout out of the Panther Cr .... had to throw him back.. the poor ol' fella was 'threatened' or 'endangered' or whatever
post #1243 of 3957
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Originally Posted by spacemanvt View Post

Does anyone have any idea how I can remove some denim stains from my 256? smile.gif

Stupid naked and famous is bleeding all over my bag.

That's not a bug but a feature.
post #1244 of 3957
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Originally Posted by converge View Post

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Originally Posted by spacemanvt View Post

Does anyone have any idea how I can remove some denim stains from my 256? smile.gif

Stupid naked and famous is bleeding all over my bag.

That's not a bug but a feature.

I can't wait to will a bag that looks like this to one of my grandsons once I'm dead and gone.

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PS, I'm only 25 now and my 256 is only a few months old, so I still have alot of years of use to get out of my briefcase.
post #1245 of 3957
I'm sorry, even though I'm a proud owner of a 257, I must say that the bag probably will look like shite and ten times more worn than the bag you posted in aprox. 60 years.
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