I am floored and totally honored to be Awarded Gray’s Best 2013 for the SmithFly El Poquito.
I am biased, because they did publish my manifesto a couple years ago, but this publication is one of the LAST GREAT Sporting Publications, out there.I’m honored to be included this year along side other great brands like Patagonia, and LL Bean. It’s amazing.
And if you know anything about Jim Babb, Miles Nolte, and Russ Lumpkin, you know that you can’t buy their recommendation. They don’t give away “Editorial Content” because you buy ads. I’m living proof, because I’ve never bought an AD! In fact now I’m WAYin the hole to them, because they paid me for my article a few years ago. Yes, it’s true some publications still PAY for writing, hard to imagine, I know, but it happens.
Anyway, this wouldn’t be in there if it wasn’t the truth. I’m eternally grateful for their support and honest opinion about a weird little gadget I came up with.
I’m selling them like hot cakes —see you at the BUFF Show in Cincinnati tomorrow!
I will only add that this might be one of the few items on the list this year that is MADE IN THE USA.
So buy one already!
As part of the SmithFly Stream Team contest The Fiberglass Manifesto has a nice review of El Poquito. The little pocket that goes anywhere. One handy little device…
On the backside of the El Poquito is a magnetic clasp that holds it in place in a pocket, around a belt, or attached to a gear bag. I’ve used the El Poquito most while in the kayak on warmwater and saltwater trips and find it to be very handy.
I am very pleased to introduce to you my new little friend, the first product from my new company SmithFly Designs. It’s been a long time coming and will be available for purchase at your local fly shop and on Smithfly.net very soon. The first production run is complete, and I will be taking a good quantity with me to IFTD tomorrow. We will be in the small business section SB14, stop by and say hello to my little friend.
El Poquito holds a pair of hemos and a retractor (either curly or mechanical – your choice) – that’s it. Now you don’t have to worry about what pack or what vest or what shirt you are wearing, because El Poquito goes anywhere.
The magnetic clasp on the back holds tight to anything, over the top of waders, over your waist band, belt, shirt pocket, beach bag, and is also compatible with the SmithFly Switch Kit system. El Poquito frees you up from wearing a vest and keeps those essential tools close at hand without all the bulk. Anglers can choose from either a curly cord retractor or a mechanical retractor which can be easily swapped out at a later date if for some reason they change their mind, which we all do.
Even better, 100% of El Poqtuio is Made in the USA.
You can also check out our listing in the new super-cool Fly Fishing Buyers Guide from Angling Trade Magazine.