In this episode the Fly-Fishing Insider Podcast, Greg Speaks with John Smigai from trxstle company. Which is based out of PNW, USA. John tells us a fair bit about the company’s background and how he and his partner Morgan met, as well as how two guys who got laid off from the same job due to the owner jumping ship abandoning the business one day met and decided to create this great rod travel storage system.
Greg & john talk about the many challenges the guys faced while getting this company off the ground. And even at one point almost got sued by the USA Olympic committee due the naming of one of their products. John also tells us the the brand was a success on Kickstarter which what really push the guys into new area and opened them up for creating storage systems both for fly fishing and Mountain biking.
We also learn from John that Trxstle has been a long-time contributor and partner to many fly fishing brands such as 50/50, Project healing waters and the Montana fly fishing festival. They also let us know about the films that trxstle was in called Bridging the Gap and working with waist deep media also supporting a film called reset with Robert Clark.
Later Greg and John talk about what’s next with the brand the extreme amount of design and technology that goes into the products and whet the 5-year goals look like for this company. I tell you this watch out!!
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Top take away from this Episode
- When life gives you a crappy hand do something about it.
2. creative arts projects are a great support and healing therapy for many so get involved with one if your looking to grow
- Seeking capital for your business look at alternative funding such as kick starter or such.
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