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Podcast Interview: SmithFly Founder Ethan Smith on Sewing Bombproof (Literally) Fishing Gear

June 28, 2012 By: timromano

Ethan Smith of SmithFly DesignsEthan 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