EFTTEX Best New Fly Reel winner: Pacific Wave da Vinci
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The CEO of Danish company Pacific Wave, Henrik Agerskov Jensen, has shared his delight at winning the Best New Fly Reel Award at EFTTEX in Paris at the weekend.
The Pacific Wave da Vinci reel has been almost a year in development and is aimed at both freshwater and saltwater anglers. With a brake design based on the use of multi-carbon discs, it can stop ‘virtually anything you could imagine throwing a fly at.’
After picking up the Best New Fly Award at the special Gala Dinner at EFTTEX, Jensen said: “We are incredibly happy and proud to receive this award because we have put a lot of hard work into developing the da Vinci.
“We wish to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the European fishing press that voted the da Vinci the winner. This means the world to us and it provides an abundance of extra drive to keep bettering ourselves and the products we make for dedicated fly fishers around the world.”
The Pacific Wave da Vinci reel is the result of rigorous test expeditions fishing for Danish sea trout as well as stripers in the USA. The development team also took on big tunas in an effort to perfect the engineering.
Says Pacific Wave: “The power and smoothness of the brake is the core. It is fully sealed, airtight and watertight. The brake knob itself is as easy to adjust as anything can be. Covering the full side of the reel housing, it is easily adjusted using either the flat of the palm or tips of the fingers. The design also eliminates problems with catching the line.
“The reel is CNC-cut from aircraft-grade aluminium. The frame is cut and designed with one thing in mind – strength. The surface is super-resistant towards saltwater so it is the perfect saltwater reel. But it is also an excellent choice for freshwater fishing for strong-fighting fish like Atlantic or Pacific salmon.”
The da Vinci reel will be available in four sizes. Available in autumn 2012: #5/7 and #7/8; available from spring 2013: #9/11 and #11/13. Prices are set to start around €540. For further details contact Marketing Manager Michael Povlsen.
For details of all the entries in the Best New Fly Reel Award at EFTTEX 2012 click here.