EFTTEX 2013: Redington wins fly rod award with next ‘evolution’
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Redington was one of three Far Bank Brands to visit the winner’s podium during the Best New Products Awards at EFTTEX at the weekend.
The US company took the top prize in the fly category for the Vapen Red which beat Shimano’s G.Loomis PRO4X into second place.
“We are thrilled about winning this prestigious award,” said Redington General Manager, David Visnack “The Vapen Red is the next evolution in fly rod design thanks to X-Wrap technology and its PowerGrip.
“The X-Wrap construction provides surprising power with little effort. The technology is so distinct you will actually see the difference in the blank.
“To create Vapen Red’s custom unique grip, Redington collaborated with a renowned golf club grip company, Winn Grips. Together we developed an advanced polymer grip that won’t slip when wet, feels soft in the hand and reduces fatigue.
“It also cleans easily, doesn’t chip and helps amplify casting power,” added Visnack.
It was a successful sortie to Vienna for the Far Bank brands with another win for Sage Manufacturing in the Fly Reel category with its Evoke and RIO Products in the Fly line section for the RIO Perception Line.