Ben Bulis
President – AFFTA
Ph: (406) 580 – 6887
Email: ben@affta.org


Las Vegas, NevadaJuly 11, 2013  – 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 by Angler Sport Group

 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

Overall Best of Show Radian by Scott Fly Rod Company

For more information, contact AFFTA President Ben Bulis at ben@affta.org


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