Best New Braided Line
Could this be the most competitive category at the 2012 EFTTEX Best New Product Awards? International brands are at the forefront of developments in braided line, so it is no surprise to see strong entries from Pure Fishing (with its re-engineered Spiderwire Ultracast), Shimano (with its Power Pro Bite Motion) and Rapala (which is showcasing the new Sufix Gravity braid).
German company Ockert has been generating huge interest in its line technology this year and will be expecting that to translate into votes in Paris for its Climax Snakebraid Leadcore.
Meanwhile the United States is represented by Western Filament and its new TUF Line HeviCore and also Hi-Seas with its Quattro Braid; and there is a strong showing from the Far East with new launches from Momoi, Pokee, Strike Pro, First Dart, Relix and Gosen.