Saturday, July 13, 2013

IFTD 2013 New Product Showcase Winners Announced

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer New Product Showcase.  Reflecting this year’s increased show attendance, more than 120 media, buyers and retailers voted over the course of two days to select the crème de la crème of the latest and greatest in fly fishing gear in 25 distinct categories.
AFFTA Chairman Jim Klug presented the awards at the IFTD Party at the Pond to a crowd of more than 300 people at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  In addition to the honor of the “best of” category title, this year’s winners will receive $55,000 in editorial coverage from Tackle Trade World.  The winners are:
Waders – G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders by Simms Fishing Products
Eyewear – Hatch by Costa Sunglasses
Chest Pack / Vest – Vaquero Vest by Fishpond
Outerwear – Acklins Jacket by Simms Fishing Products
Youth Product – Ruckus Youth Wading Boot by Redington
Women’s Product – Women’s G3 Stockingfoot Waders by Simms Fishing Products
Eco-friendly Product – Black Canyon Backpack by FishPond
Fly Rod (Freshwater) – Radian by Scott Fly Rod Company
Fly Rod (Saltwater) – Vapen Rod by Redington
Reel (Freshwater) – 2200 Series Reels – 2250 (5-6 wt.) by Sage Fly Fishing
Reel (Saltwater) – Nautilus CCFX2 by Nautilus Reels
Boat/Personal Watercraft – Stealth Pro by Outcast Sporting Gear
Fly line (Freshwater) – RIO Perception by RIO
Fly line (Saltwater) – Chard Grand Slam by Scientific Anglers
Fly Box / Storage System – C & F Design Intruder Fly Box
 Fly Tying / Materials / Equipment – Fish Skull Fish-Mask by Flymen Fishing Co.
Fly Pattern (Freshwater) – UV2 Maynymphulator by Spirit River
Fly Pattern (Saltwater) – Fish-Skull Masked Minnow by Flymen Fishing Co.
Accessory – LT Series Transport System by Quick-Cast
General Apparel – GT Tricomp Longsleeve Shirt by Simms Fishing Products
DVD – Predator by Gin-Clear Media from Angler’s Book Supply
Book – Why I Fly Fish by Chris Santella from Angler’s Book Supply
Gift Item – Abel Grateful Dead Edition Reel by Abel Automatics, Inc.
Luggage – Westwater Zippered Duffel by Fishpond
Wading Boots – G4 Boa Boot by Simms Fishing Products
Best of Show – Radian by Scott Fly Rods Company

We will be posting pictures and videos of these gnarly new products in the coming weeks as we begin to gain access to them.


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