Best New Fly Reel
A long-time favourite at EFTTEX promised a radical re-imagining of the fly reel this year. US brand Sage said its new Sage EVOKE reel is ‘a leap into unchartered waters’ which ‘pushes the boundaries’ of fly reel design. And the judges liked what they saw – giving it the Best Fly Reel Award.
Proving that power is forever shifting in angling, the competition to Sage at EFTTEX came not from the UK, North America or Scandinavia but from Poland and China. And it was from China that the runner-up came from in the shape of Bti-Sports Fishing Tackle with the Waterproof Saltwater Fly Reel.