Day 2 From IFTD 2016 – New Product Showcase Awards


Day 2 wrapped up with the IFTD New Product Showcase Awards, and there were a few pleasant, deserved surprises in the mix.  (And there were also some odds-on favorites that finished in the money.) AT editor Kirk Deeter has a quick chat with Far Bank Enterprises president and CEO Travis Campbell after the awards ceremony, and we provide a full listing of the winners, by category, right here…

Men’s Waders: Simms Fishing Products — Headwater Pro Waders

Women’s Waders: Hodgman — Women’s H4 Wader

Wading Boots: Simms Fishing Products — Rip Rap Shoe Felt

Men’s Outerwear: Patagonia — Minimalist Wading Jacket

Men’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products — Intruder BiComp L/S Shirt

Women’s Outerwear: Patagonia — Women’s River Salt Jacket

Women’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products — Women’s Rip Rap Sandal

Youth Product: Umpqua Feather Merchants — ZS Wader Chest Pack

Fly Rod — Freshwater: Sage — X 590

Fly Rod — Saltwater: Sage — X 890

Reel – Freshwater: Ross Reels — Colorado LT

Reel – Saltwater: Abel Reels — SDS

Accessories (under $100): Orvis Company, Inc. — U.S.-Made Aluminum Nipper

Eco-friendly Product: Fishpond — Thunderhead Duffel

Check Pack / Vest: Simms Fishing Products — G4 Pro Sling Pack

Luggage: Umpqua Feather Merchants — ZeroSweep Cooler-Gater

Boat / Personal Watercraft: Outcast Sporting Gear — Fish Cat 5 Mat

Book: Angler’s Book Supply — Fusion Fly Tying

DVD: RIO Products — Favorite Fly-Fishing Knots

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

Fly Line — Freshwater: RIO Products — InTouch Big Nasty

Fly Line — Saltwater: RIO Products — Winter Redfish

Fly Pattern — Freshwater: Aqua Flies, LLC — Stu Foxall’s PrawnTruder

Fly Pattern — Saltwater: Umpqua Feather Merchants — Contraband Crab, Chicone

Fly Tying Materials / Equipment: Freestone Designs — The Go Box

Gift Items (under $100): Umpqua Feather Merchants, ZS Guide Wader Belt

Leader / Tippet: Rio Products — RIO Saltwater Mono

P.O.S. / Booking Software:  The Outfitter Pro — Online Booking System

Best of Show: Sage — Sage X 590

AFFTA advocates for and promotes the sustained growth of the fly fishing industry. By igniting consumer demand for products and services, providing businesses the tools to be successful, and advocating for access, protection and restoration of fishing waters, we will continue to enhance the passion and profitability of the sport of fly fishing


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