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The results are in on the IFTD best new product awards courtesy of Angling Trade. Here are some highlights.

  • Simms took best of show for their pro dry jacket bib and pants as well as best wader and best outer ware.
  • Sage swept both best salt and fresh water rod with the new One Rod
  • Redington showed they love the ladies winning best women’s specific product for their Women’s Sonic Pro Waders
  • Nautilus Reels Monster was voted best salt water reel.
  • The Hardy Ultralite took best fresh water reel.
  • Korkers Metal Head Boot with Svelte sole were the best Eco-friendly product.

There is so much cool gear at the show this year. It’s been awesome and exhausting trying it all out. The complete list of winners is below.

Best of Show – Simms Pro Dry GORE-TEX jacket, bib and pants
Best Outerwear – Simms Pro Dry GORE-TEX jacket, bib and pants
Fly Rods, Freshwater – Sage “ONE”
Fly Rods, Saltwater – Sage “ONE”
Fly Reel, Freshwater – Hardy Ultralight fly reel
Fly Reel, Saltwater – Nautilus NV Monster
Fly Lines, Freshwater – Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Trout Stalker
Fly Lines, Saltwater – Airflo Ridge Floating Clear Tip Tropical line
Eyewear – Smith Chief with Techlight TLT lenses
Wading Gear – Simms Freestone stockingfoot waders
Women’s-Specific Product – Redington Women’s Sonic-Pro Waders
Youth-Specific Product – CasTarget by The School of Fly Fishing
Eco-Friendly Product – Korkers Metalhead Wading Boot with Svelte 2 soles\
General Apparel – Buff Bug Slinger Series UV
Fly Pattern, Freshwater – Jay Zimmerman’s Texas Ringworm
Fly Pattern, Saltwater – Fish Skull Crafty Deciever
Fly Tying Material – Fish Skull Sculpin Helmet
Fly Box/Storage System – Montana Fly Company MFC Waterproof Boat Box
Book – Fifty More Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, by Chris Santella (Angler’s Book Supply)
DVD – Musky Country Zero 2 Here, by Robert Thompson (Angler’s Book Supply)
Gift Item – Montana Fly Company MFC iPad Folder
Luggage – Fishpond Bumpy Road Cargo Duffel
Accessory – Loon Outdoors Nip & Sip
Chest Pack/Vest – Rising Flask Pack

Louis Cahill
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