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Daiwa takes three awards on 60th anniversary

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Daiwa won three awards at this year’s EFTTEX awards.

Daiwa celebrated its sixtieth birthday by winning three first places in this evening’s EFTTEX Best New Product Awards.

The Japanese brand cemented its reputation as one of the world’s finest reel makers by winning both the Fixed Spool and Multiplier categories with its Exist LT and 18 Ryoga respectively – before making it triple success by adding the award for best luggage for the Prorex Folding XL Lure Bucket.

Another big brand popping the champagne corks at EFTTA’s Gala Dinner was Rapala VMC. The Finnish manufacturer secured the Hard Lure award with its Super Shadow Rap, as well as topping the Braid category with Rapala VMC 131.

It was also a memorable night for US exhibitor R.L. Winston. The Montana manufacturer of fly rods, exhibiting at the show for the first time, walked away with the coveted Visitors’ Choice award for its Air Fly for Saltwater.

Winner: Okuma Helios SX
Runner-up: Pure Fishing – Greys GR100

Fly rod
Winner: Temple Fork Outfitters – Axiom II Switch
Runner-up: Pure Fishing HBX

Fly reel
Winner: Pure Fishing – Hardy HBX Saltwater
Runner-up: Sage Spey

Fixed Spool Reel
Winner: Daiwa Exist LT
Runner-up: DAM – Quick 7

Multiplier Reel
Winner: Daiwa 18 Ryoga
Runner-up: Pure Fishing – Abu Garcia Revo 4 Beast

Fly line/leader
Winner: RIO – Big Nasty 4D Sink Tip
Runner-up: Scientific Anglers – Tiemco Amplitude Smooth Infinity

Mono line
Winner: FirstDart – FD RXi Fluoro
Runner-up: Morris Varivas

Winner: Rapala VMC 131
Runner-up: Pure Fishing – Berkley X9 Superline

Hard lure
Winner: Rapala VMC Super Shadow Rap
Runner-up: Svendsen Sport 3D Snake

Soft lure
Winner: Svendsen Sport 4D Line Thru’ Pike
Runner-up: Rapala VMC X-Rap Peto

Metal lure
Winner: DAM Madcat A-Static Rattlin’ Spoons
Runner-up: Rapala VMC Storm RIP Spinner Bait

Winner: Deeper UAB – Deeper Start
Runner-up: Frichy – Titanium Fishing Pliers

Terminal tackle
Winner: Mustad – Triangle Hook
Runner-up: Lemer Fonderie – Natsumi System

Winner: Snowbee – Nivalis Down Jacket
Runner-up: Svendsen Sport Prologic Realtree Jacket + BB

Soft Dough Natural Hookbait
Winner: Lucky John Slug Trick Worm
Runner-up: Energofish Benzar Mix Method Mix

Sunglasses & Headwear
Winner: Wiley X WX Nash with Kryptek Altitude
Runners-up: Costa Del Mar & Leech Eyewear

Boxes, Holdalls, Bags & Luggage
Winner: Prorex Folding XL Lure Bucket
Runner-up: Rive RSZ Seatbox

Innovation of the Year Award
Winner: CLEE Fishing – Jungle Operator Flex

Visitors’ Choice
Winner: R.L. Winston – Air Fly For Saltwater










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