Svendsen Sport makes EFTTEX awards history
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Svendsen Sport was the big winner in the Angling International-sponsored Best New Product Awards at EFTTEX in Brussels this month.
The Danish-based fishing tackle manufacturer won six awards, including three for its new Savage Gear Water Wolf underwater camera, which won Best Accessory, Innovation of the Year and Visitors’ Choice Award.
The number of awards taken by Svendsen Sport was the biggest haul ever won by a single company in the 33-year history of EFTTEX and also included victories in the Mono Line (Prologic Mimicry 3D Camo), Best Hard Lure (Savage Gear 3D Hard Eel) and Best Soft Lure (Savage Gear 3D Line Thru Trout) categories.
Added to this, Svendsen Sport group member, D.A.M. took two awards, picking up wins for its MADCAT Clonk Teasers (Metal Lure) and Effzet Rolling Drop Shot Leads (Terminal Tackle).
Shimano recorded an eighth successive success in the Fixed Spool Reel category for the Rarenium C14+ and completed a double when it also took the Best New Rod award for the Lesath CX.
Tackle giant Pure Fishing was also among the prizes and took three awards in the Multiplier Reel (Abu Garcia Revo Beast), Braided Line (Berkley Black Velvet) and Fly Reel (Hardy Ultralite SDS) categories.
The full list of award winners and those that were commended is:
Best Rod: Shimano Europe, Lesath CX
Commended: A TEC Inc, Tailwalk Ajist Tz and Europa Arm Sports, Favorite Pro Series Solo 602-UL
Best Fly Rod: Sage Manufacturing, Sage SALT
Commended: Jensen Fly Fishing, Spook Stalker
Best Fly Reel: Pure Fishing, Hardy Ultralite SDS
Commended: Sage Manufacturing, Sage DOMAIN
Best Fixed Spool Reel: Shimano Europe, Rarenium CX4+
Commended: Daiwa, Saltiga Expedition 8000H
Best Multiplier Reel: Pure Fishing, Abu Garcia Revo Beast
Commended: Neue D.A.M., D.A.M. Quick D-Lite
Best Fly Line: Snowbee UK, XS-Plus ‘Thistledown’
Commended: RIO Products, InTouch RIO Gold
Best Mono Line: Svendsen Sport, Prologic Mimicry 3D Camo
Commended: Rapala VMC, Sufix Super 21
Best Braided Line: Pure Fishing, Berkley Black Velvet
Commended: Momoi Fishing, Oshikage and Rapala VMC, Sufix Performance Pro
Best Hard Lure: Svendsen Sport, Savage Gear 3D Hard Eel
Commended: Rapala VMC, Storm Gomoku Bottom
Best Soft Lure: Svendsen Sport, Savage Gear 3D Line Thru Trout
Commended: Fairpoint Outdoors A/S, Westin Hypo Teez
Best Metal Lure: Neue D.A.M. MADCAT Clonk Teasers
Commended: Zebco Europe, BlackCat Big Spinnerbait and Strike Pro, Buster Spoon
Best Accessory: Svendsen Sport, Savage Gear Water Wolf UW 1.0
Commended: CHO & Company, Sonar .rBall
Best Clothing: Rapala VMC, Interface Rain Suit
Commended: Rudi Heger/ Traun River, Patagonia SST Jacket and Daiwa, Gore-Tex DW-1004-Black
Best Soft Dough/Natural Hookbait: Dynamite Baits, Trout Nuggets
Commended: Animal Food Products, Catfish Pellets, SENSAS, Starbaits Duo LF Boilies and Blutbombette, Predator Attractor
Best Terminal Tackle: Neue D.A.M., D.A.M. Effzet Rolling Drop Shot Leads
Commended: Eagle Claw, TroKar TK619 and SENSAS, Jivaro Swimbait
Best Footwear: Rudi Heger / Traun River, Patagonia Tractor Wading Boots
Commended: Jensen Fly Fishing, Berring Wader
Innovation of the Year: Svendsen Sport, Savage Gear Water Wolf UW 1.0
Visitors’ Choice: Svendsen Sport, Savage Gear Water Wolf UW 1.0
Commended: H.G. Gladwell, Crafty Candies