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IFTD 2013: Show continues relocation with ICAST

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The Scott Fly Rod Company team – watched by AFFTA President Ben Bulis (right) – celebrate winning the Best in Show Award.
↑ Matt Mather, of Outcast Sporting Gear, with the Personal Watercraft award.

IFTD will be continuing its re-location with ICAST next year in Orlando, Florida.

American Fly Fishing Trade Association President, Jim Klug, made the announcement this week following a revitalized IFTD show in Las Vegas.

Klug, who announced that he is standing down from the role of President after four years, revealed AFFTA’s decision at the presentation of the awards at the IFTD Best New Product Showcase.

Simms was the major winner – picking up five awards – while Scott Fly Rod Company won Best of Show with its new Radian rod.

The full list of winners were:

Waders : G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders – Simms Fishing Products

Eyewear: Hatch –Costa Sunglasses

Chest Pack / Vest: Vaquero Vest – Fishpond

Outerwear: Acklins Jacket – Simms Fishing Products

Youth Product: Ruckus Youth Wading Boot – Redington

Women’s Product: Women’s G3 Stockingfoot Waders – Simms Fishing Products

Eco-friendly Product: Black Canyon Backpack – Fishpond

Fly Rod (Freshwater): Radian – Scott Fly Rod Company

Fly Rod (Saltwater): Vapen Rod – Redington

Reel (Freshwater): 2200 Series Reels – 2250 (5-6 wt.) – Sage Fly Fishing

Reel (Saltwater): Nautilus CCFX2 – Nautilus Reels

Boat/Personal Watercraft: Stealth Pro – Outcast Sporting Gear

Fly line (Freshwater): RIO Perception – RIO

Fly line (Saltwater): Chard Grand Slam – Scientific Anglers

Fly Box / Storage System: C & F Design Intruder Fly Box

Fly Tying / Materials / Equipment: Fish Skull Fish-Mask – Flymen Fishing Co.

Fly Pattern (Freshwater): UV2 Maynymphulator – Spirit River

Fly Pattern (Saltwater): Fish-Skull Masked Minnow – Flymen Fishing Co.

Accessory: LT Series Transport System – Quick-Cast

General Apparel: GT Tricomp Longsleeve Shirt – Simms Fishing Products

DVD: Predator by Gin-Clear Media – Angler’s Book Supply

Book: Why I Fly Fish by Chris Santella – Angler’s Book Supply

Gift Item: Abel Grateful Dead Edition Reel – Abel Automatics, Inc.

Luggage: Westwater Zippered Duffel – Fishpond

Wading Boots: G4 Boa Boot – Simms Fishing Products

Best of Show: Radian – Scott Fly Rods Company




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