The new SmithFly Digi Pouch, get ’em while they last!

A Digi Pouch Mounted to the SmithFly Switch Belt, boom, ultra dry, ultra comfy, way to carry a ton of other stuff on waist, damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

We just launched a first of it’s kind MOLLE webbed roll Top Dry Bag for a DSLR! BOOM! See this link to pre-order yours today, this limited run might not last long.

Constructed of heavy duty ¬†welded 18 oz vinyl the Digi Pouch is a first of it’s kind roll top dry bag that attaches to MOLLE webbing. Working with a top USA based Dry bag manufacturer we developed a unique way incorporate our MOLLE webs onto a welded patch in the back of the bag, leaving it water tight. That means that this little ditty will attach to anything and everything without re-stringing your webs. It also attaches to all of our backbones like the Switch Belt or Switch Bag or any other MOLLE webbed thing out there, and there’s a bunch.

The snaps on the webs allow it to attach to belts that don’t unthread from their pads, like those on big alpine/ hiking style backpacks etc. So if you want to carry a DSLR on a the waist belt of a big Gregory Palidsade you can do that without detaching and unthreading all that webbing on the belt or the cynch straps. See now this thing works with a LOT of other stuff.

It’s one of those things that we’ve wanted for a long time now, because we carry big DSLRs with us very frequently and in places that get pretty nasty and wet.

So for all you photo geeks who like to pack lenses and big Digi cam into the wilderness, now you can have it mounted securely to you pack in a dry place.

Our vendor is kind enough to work with us on a small trial run of 100 pieces.

We DO NOT have them in inventory yet, but you can pre-order and reserve yours in the initial run today. We don’t know if the demand will be high enough to continue these in the future.

We should have these in hands for ordering in 6-8 weeks.

Pre-order and Reserve yours today, this first run will go quick.


Cool interview with Val Atkinson

After watching a few episodes of Pirates of the Flats, I’ve been wondering about Val Atkinson. Everybody else on the show is as close to a household name as you can get with the exception of the Bonefish and Trapon Trust guys.Turns out Val is a graduate of CCAD. Once upon a time I seriously considered attending CCAD and many of my friends did, but I thought the eduction of OSU was a bit more well rounded and in the event I decided to do something else, like architecture, I could have an out. The thing about an all art school is if you decide you don’t want to do art, you have to go somewhere else. Now I work with quite a few CCAD grads.

Midcurrent has a cool interview with Val this week. Where he says this…

Val: When I first started shooting fly fishing there were maybe only four or five other guys doing the same thing. We mostly shot black & white and because I had taken Ansel Adams classes and had my own darkroom and could make the blacks black and the whites white, they’d never seen that kind of quality before and they would buy everything. It was absolutely terrific.

I’m a true believer in the value of actual darkroom experience. Having done it the hard way years ago I can attest to its ability to give you a solid foundation when it comes using the new technology. It gives you a good frame of reference for detail in the light lights and dark darks and the subtle differences that it takes to maintain them in a photo. Good interview, and who knew that a guy on Pirates of Flats was an Alum of CCAD.