ICAST and IFTD exhibitors collectively earned a “10” on the innovative new product scale. This has been, without a doubt, a showcase of legitimate ingenuity, especially on the fly side.
IFTD New Product Showcase Winners:
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
And the “Best of Show” product winner: Radian by The Scott Fly Rod Company. (We told you so…)