International Fly Tackle Dealer Announces 2014 New Product Showcase Winners

Johhny Le Coq of fishpond is all smiles after winning Best Eco-Friendly Product for IFTD 2014

John Le Coq of fishpond is all smiles after winning Best Eco-Friendly Product for IFTD 2014


Retailers Attending IFTD 2014 Voted for the Best New Products from Fly Rods to DVDs

Over a thousand attendees of International Fly Tackle Dealer voted for their favorite new products for 2014. Over 28 categories were represented, from fly rods and waders to books and DVDs. The voting occurs in a secure space separate from the manufacturers, and the results are calculated by code, thus the winners are kept as a surprise until the very end…even from those tabulating the results.

American Fly Fishing Trade Association board chair Tucker Ladd announced the winners at the annual “Party at the Pond” event at the end of the day on Thursday, July 17. Sage Fly Fishing and Simms Fishing Products were the big winners, with Simms racking up seven categories (men’s waders, women’s waders, men’s outerwear, women’s outerwear, men’s general apparel, women’s general apparel and wading boots), and Sage will travel home with best fly rod for freshwater and saltwater as well as best of show award for the Salt 890-4 rod.

A complete listing of the winners and categories are included below:

Men’s Waders: Simms Fishing Products: Freestone Z

Women’s Waders: Simms Fishing Products: Women’s Freestone

Eyewear: Flex Spex

Chest Pack/Vest: Fishpond: Delta Sling

Men’s Outerwear: Simms Fishing Products: G4 Pro Jacket

Women’s Outerwear: Simms Fishing Products: Women’s Guide Jacket

Youth Product: Vedavoo: Little Bugger

Eco-Friendly Product: Fishpond: Roll Top Backpack

Fly Rod – Freshwater: Sage Fly Fishing: Accel 590-4

Fly Rod – Saltwater: Sage Fly Fishing: Salt 890-4

Reel – Freshwater: Nautilus Reels: Silver King Silver

Reel – Saltwater: Nautilus Reels: Silver King Black

Boat/Personal Watercraft: Outcast Sporting Gear: OSG Approach

Fly Line – Freshwater: Scientific Anglers: Sharkwave Siege

Fly Line – Saltwater: RIO Products: Permit Fly Line

Fly Box/Storage System: Tacky Fly Fishing: Fly Box

Fly Tying Materials/Equipment: Fly Men Fishing Company: Fish Skull Fly Tester

Fly Pattern – Freshwater: Angler Sport Group: J. Son Match and Catch

Fly Pattern – Saltwater: Umpqua Feather Merchants: Hudspeth’s Huds

Accessory: Abel: Zinger

Men’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products: Confluence Reversible

Women’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products: Women’s Solar Flex

DVD: Confluence Films: Waypoints

Book: Anger’s Book Supply Co: All Fisherman Are Liars

Gift Item: Superfly International: Superfly Combo

Luggage: Fishpond: Westwater Large

Wading Boots: Simms Fishing Products: River Tex

Best of Show: Sage Fly Fishing: Salt 890-4



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