Patagonia wins four awards at IFTD
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Fishing apparel manufacturer Patagonia led the way at the IFTD 2012 Best New Product Showcase by scooping four awards in Reno, Nevada.
The California-based company took the General Apparel, Eco Friendly, Outerwear and Wading Gear prizes at the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) event last night (Friday).
Top award at the show – Best of Show –went to Sage for its Circa Collection. The company also took the prize for Best Reel – Saltwater for the 8000 Pro Reel.
An announcement on the venue for next year’s event has been postponed until the first week in September.
The full list of winners were:
Best Wading Gear – Men’s Rio Gallegos Zip-Front Waders – Patagonia
Best Eyewear – Costa 580P Sunrise Lenses – Costa
Best Chest Pack/Vest – Flask 2.0 – Rising
Best Outerwear – 3 in 1 River Salt Jacket – Patagonia
Best Youth Specific Product – Castarget – National Fishing in Schools Program
Best Women’s Specific Product – Women’s Kalama Jacket – Redington
Best Eco Friendly Product – R1 Full Zip Jacket – Patagonia
Best Fly Rod – Freshwater – The Circa Collection – Sage
Best Fly Rod – Saltwater – Boron III-SX 9’ 9 wt. – R.L. Winston
Best Reel – Freshwater – Ultralite CLS – Hardy
Best Reel – Saltwater – 8000 Pro Reel – Sage
Best Personal Watercraft – Clearwater Drifter – NRS
Best Fly Line – Freshwater – Scientific Anglers GPX Hover – Scientific Anglers/Ross
Best Fly Line – Saltwater – Bonefish QuickShooter – RIO Products
Best Fly Box/Storage System – MFC Waterproof Fly Case – Montana Fly Company
Best Fly Tying/Materials/Equipment – UV2 Dubbing – Spirit River
Best New Fly Pattern – Freshwater – Flymen Fishing Company
Best New Fly Pattern – Saltwater – Montana Fly Company
Best Accessory – Rod Clip – Smith Creek
Best General Apparel – Minimalist Wading Jacket – Patagonia
Best New Book – Seasons of the Steelhead – Angler’s Book Supply
Best New DVD – The T-Motion Collection – Catch Magazine
Best Gift Item – Tenkara Set – Tenkara USA.
Best Luggage – Westwater Rolling Carry On – Fishpond
Best of Show – The Circa Collection – Sage