Zebco Europe celebrate EFTTEX hat-trick
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Zebco Europe were the pride of Vienna at EFTTEX as the top German manufacturer scooped a hat-trick of prizes in the Best New Product Awards.
The company won the Best New Rod (Lady Like rod), Monofilament Line (Exofil) and Metal Lure (Hitman Twin Spoon) categories at the awards, announced during the EFTTEX Gala Dinner on Saturday evening.
Svendsen Sport also made a hat-trick of lure awards when it won the Soft Lure category for its 3D Crayfish. It was also the choice of visitors who voted it the best product on show.
American Tackle won Innovation of the Year for its Microwave Guide System.
The full list of winners are:
- Rod: Zebco Europe (Lady Like); Runner-up: Snowbee (Kuroshio).
- Fly Rod: Redington (Vapen); Runner-up: Shimano (G Loomis PRO4X).
- Fly Reel: Sage Manufacturing (Evoke); Runner-up: BTI-Sports (Waterproof Saltwater reel).
- Fixed Spool Reel: Shimano (Stella SW 3000); Runner-up: Zebco Europe (Tour KvD Spinning).
- Multiplier: Pure Fishing (Revo MGXtreme); Runner-up: Zebco Europe (Tour KvD Baitcast 151LH).
- Fly Line: RIO Products (RIO Perception); Runner-up: Snowbee (XS-Plus Stealth).
- Mono Line: Zebco Europe (Exofil); Runner-up: Shimano (Exage).
- Braided Line: Rapala (Nanobraid); Runner-up: Shimano (PowerPro Zero Impact).
- Hard Lure: Nippon Tackle (Tsunekichi Huss Buzz 92); Runner-up: Pure Fishing: Magic Swimmer Snagless).
- Soft Lure: Svendsen Sport (3D Crayfish); Runners-up: Eddystone Tatler (Eddystone Eel 2013) and Mann’s Bait Company (Three-for-All).
- Metal Lure: Zebco Europe (Hitman Twin Spoon); Runner-up: Sert (Balatuna).
- Accessory: Anda Technologies (ANDA Bite Alarm); Runner-up: Vipmedia (predator fishing app).
- Clothing: Daiwa (Rainmax Hyper Combi-Up Hi-Loft Winter Suit); Runner-up: Rapala (Reflection Pants).
- Bait: Sensas SA (Layerz); Runner-up: Hubei Old Ghost (Magic Paste).
- Terminal Tackle: Eumer (SpinTube Natural): Runners-up: P-Line Europe (Stop Glue 2 in 1) and Svendsen Sport (Phyton Mono Core Link).
- Footwear: Rudi Heger/Traun River (Women’s Spring Wader); Runners-up: Extreme Fishing (Wading Boots) and Redington (Super Dry Fly Wader).
- Innovation of the Year: American Tackle (Microwave Guide System).
- Environmentally Friendly Product: Cortland (Micron ECO Backing).
- Visitors’ Choice Award Svendsen Sport (3D Crayfish).