Podcast Interview: SmithFly Founder Ethan Smith on Sewing Bombproof (Literally) Fishing Gear
Ethan Smith gives MidCurrent the skinny on his new fishing gear company SmithFly Designs and why he chose to go with a modular system that is made completely in the US.
Ethan—whose career as a very successful graphic artist gave him the visual tools but not all of the the hands-on experience—says, “I started sewing prototypes myself and sorta had my mother-in-law help me out and show me how to sew, then started talking to contractors and just took it from there”
“The only sewing left in the US are military-based contractors and they are sewing for the government,” he continues. “It was sort of a natural fit that when I started looking for contracts here in the US that the modular system just seemed to go along with what those guys were doing….”
Direct download: MidCurrent Interviews SmithFly’s Ethan Smith