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EFTTEX Awards 2017

The EFTTEX Best New Product Awards 2017

Italian weights specialist Vedette has launched a new lead-free range specifically designed to protect the environment. Vedette has a proud history of making floats, tubes, sinkers, bombs and weights using lead, but now it feels the time is right to produce an alternative range.

Announcing the new range ahead of EFTTEX, the company proclaimed: “Water is precious, we need to take care of its ecosystem or else put the environment at risk.”

All the weights in the new Ecological range are made without lead. The comprehensive range includes weights for freshwater and saltwater fishing plus sinkers and accessories for trolling. They are made with tungsten or hard alloys. There are also two sizes of spring feeders made with stainless steel and a hard alloy.

Adds Vedette: “We are a lead foundry by tradition but we believe so much in these new weights. We are prepared to invest time, energy and resources into making them a success.

“We are striving to give European anglers a credible alternative to leaded weights at the same price point. Anglers need to understand why this is so important and we are determined to make that happen.”

There are more details on the new range on a special micro-site set up by Vedette at


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