Best New Soft Lure
Savage Gear will be looking to repeat its 2011 victory in the Best New Soft Lure Award category. It comes to Paris with its Savage Gear Reel Eel, which, it says, is the first series to be designed using a combination of 3D scanning and 3D modeling. The makers of last year’s Commended soft lure, Wake, also have a new entry – the Wake Soft Spoon.
Both companies will face strong competition from the likes of the new Castaic Jerky J Eel 7” from the US, the Berkley Drop Shot Minnow 2”, the Castalia Bombshell Turtle, which has been such a hit in the USA, and the Magic Minnow Big Bob, a monster for catching cod in the North Sea.
Host nation France is well represented by the Intuition Serpentine 56 from Composites GM, the Delalande Solette and the Black Minnow from new company Fiiish.