Best New Footwear
German wholesaler and distributor Rudi Heger / Traun River completed a hat-trick of wins in this category with its third success in a row.
The company has followed its victories with the Ultralight Boot (2012) and the Women’s Spring Water Wader (2013) with another Patagonia product, the Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots.
It boasts patent-pending aluminium bar technology that provides every angler with unprecedented grip. The multi-directional aluminium bars are completely new to the market and will increase safety during wading, says Patagonia.
Runner-up in the category was Jensen Fly Fishing with its Berring Wader.