Best New Soft/Natural Hook Bait
The 2012 winner of the soft bait award, China’s Old Ghost, returned to EFTTEX this year with yet another innovation aimed at the European market. But Old Ghost Magic Paste faced strong competition from Europe, the USA and Australia.
The European challenge came from the winner, French bait specialist Sensas with its Starbaits Layerz (pictured) and Germany’s Byron Stevia Boilies. From America came Uncle Josh, which introduced Floating Trout Nuggets, ideally suited for Europe. And, finally, from Australia came the latest in the Dynabait range of freeze-dried natural baits: Seabait Salad.
Old Ghost could not sustain its run of success and finished runner-up.