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Lynx scoops double at EFTTEX Awards

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(From left): Iain McGeary, Euan Martin and Neil Wayte are pictured with the Lynx EFTTEX awards.

UK newcomer Lynx Fishing made a sensational entrance to EFTTEX by scooping the top two awards last night,

The company won the Innovation of the Year and Visitor’s Choice categories at the show’s Best New Products Awards 2012 for its groundbreaking ‘knotless’ Precision Compression Technology.

The product wowed judges and visitors alike at the Paris showcase and helped the fledgling North East of England company make a stunning entrance into the fishing tackle industry.

Its Precision Compression Technology® is a revolutionary new joining technology that completely eliminates the need for knots – and all their associated weaknesses – from terminal tackle and pre-assembled rigs.

It was also a night of double delight for Japanese tackle giants Shimano who scooped the Fixed Spool Reel and Braided Line categories at the glittering presentation evening at the Hilton Hotel, in Paris.

Another double winner was Rudi Heger/Traun River which picked up the Footwear and Fishing Clothing awards.

For the second year running, iconic US rod maker, Sage won Best New Fly Rod. Its CIRCA 589-4 followed in the footsteps of Sage One and pipped commended JMC Mouche de Charette’s JMC Galaxy. Sage made it a double by also winning the Best Accessory for its Sage Travel Rod Tubes.

Pacific Wave, which made its debut at EFTTEX last year, picked up the prized Fly Reel Award for its Da Vinci reel, while Sert made a winning return to EFTTEX in its homeland by triumphing in the Best Rod category for its Furiozza- FRC 631 UL ST MG.

The full list of winners and commended products are:


Winner,  Sert, Furiozza – FRC 631 UL SRT Mg

Commended,  Utimate Fishing, Armageddon 7.0m and Okuma, One Rod

Fly Rod

Winner,  Sage, CIRCA 589 -4

Commended, JMC Mouche de Charette – Excellence

Fly Reel

Winner, Pacific Wave, A. Jensen – Da Vinci

Commended, JMC Mouche de Charette – JMC Galaxy

Fixed Spool Reel

Winner, Shimano – Vanquish

Commended, Zebco Europe  – Exo 15PTi and Pro & Con – Paladin – Magic Flight

Multiplier Reel

Winner, Zebco Europe – Exo 101 HPT

Commended, Okuma – Makaira SE

Fly Line

Winner, RIO Products – In Touch Sinking Line

Commended, Snowbee – XS Switch Intermediate

Monofilament Line

Winner, DAM – Damyl Tectan Superior

Commended, Rapala VMC Corporation – Sufix Synergy Carp Fluorocarbon

Braided Line

Winner, Shimano Fishing Europe – Bite Motion

Commended, Ockert – Snakebraid Leadcore

Hard Lure

Winner, Rapala VMC Corporation – Rapala Balsa Xtreme Minnow

Commended, Fairpoint Outdoors A/S Jatte TeezTail

Soft Lure

Winner, Svendsen Sport – Real Eel

Commended, Pure Fishing – Drop Shop Minnow 2” and OMTD – Pro Tackles – Molix Frog

Metal Lure

Winner, Rapala VMC Corporation – Blue Fox Vibrax Super Bou

Commended, Autain Peche SAS –Suissex Spinnerbait and Utopia Tackle s.r.l Suchadu


Winner, Sage Manufacturing – Sage Travel Rod Tubes

Commended, Bawer Technology – Fly Pad and Shimano Fishing Europe – Shimano Olive Luggage

Fishing Clothing

Winner, Rudi Heger/ Traun River – 3in1 Salt jacket

Commended, Rapala VMC Corporation – Rapala Ecowear Reflection Jacket

Soft Dough/ Natural Bait

Winner, Hubei Old Ghost Bait Company – Old Ghost Natural Double Layered Boilies

Commended ,Solid Blue ¬ Freeze Dry Squids

Terminal Tackle

Winner, Liquid Zone OY – Zoner T1 Teazer

Commended, J:Son Swden – J:Son Flies


Winner, Rudi Heger/Traun River – Ultralight Boot

Commended. Snowbee – Prestige Nubuck/ST Wading Outfit

Fairpoint Outdoors A/S – Seglo TR Tinsulate T Vibram

JMC Mouche de Charette – JMC Oural Boa

Visitor’s Choice

Winner, Lynx Technology – Lynx Rigs

Innovation of the Year

Winner, Lynx Technology – Lynx Rigs






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