Sage is going to make a push with its new R8 Core rod series. R8 Core is the company’s first new technology platform since Konnetic HD was unveiled six years ago. It’s a fast-action rod that supposedly flexes with more feel and feedback for the caster. We’re not going to render an opinion until we cast some, but the noise factor leading up to the show is significant.
Simms is making a strong push for its revamped G3 wader series as well. It’s hard to argue against the waders that forever changed the paradigm, which is what G3 did years 20 ago. The new G3s have a 23% greater standard puncture resistance, an 84% increase in pinhole puncture resistance, and are 33% more breathable than their predecessors. That’s some bold progress for an industry standard.
Of course, there will be many other horses in this race, but those are the handicapper’s favorites before post time. Angling Trade will bring you the latest on what we really think about new products, direct from IFTD, and in the days and weeks to follow.