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Patagonia wins four awards at IFTD

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Patagonia’s Bart Bomime (left) and Bill Klyn, with the company’s four IFTD awards.
↑ Marc Bale, of Sage. with a rod from the Circa Collection – Best in Show at IFTD.

Fishing apparel manufacturer Patagonia led the way at the IFTD 2012 Best New Product Showcase by scooping four awards in Reno, Nevada.

The California-based company took the General Apparel, Eco Friendly, Outerwear and Wading Gear prizes at the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) event last night (Friday).

Top award at the show –  Best of Show –went to Sage for its Circa Collection. The company also took the prize for Best Reel – Saltwater for the 8000 Pro Reel.

An announcement on the venue for next year’s event has been postponed until the first week in September.

The full list of winners were:

Best Wading Gear – Men’s Rio Gallegos Zip-Front Waders – Patagonia

Best Eyewear – Costa 580P Sunrise Lenses – Costa

Best Chest Pack/Vest – Flask 2.0 – Rising

Best Outerwear – 3 in 1 River Salt Jacket – Patagonia

Best Youth Specific Product – Castarget – National Fishing in Schools Program

Best Women’s Specific Product – Women’s Kalama Jacket – Redington

Best Eco Friendly Product – R1 Full Zip Jacket – Patagonia

Best Fly Rod – Freshwater – The Circa Collection – Sage

Best Fly Rod – Saltwater – Boron III-SX 9’ 9 wt. – R.L. Winston

Best Reel – Freshwater – Ultralite CLS – Hardy

Best Reel – Saltwater – 8000 Pro Reel – Sage

Best Personal Watercraft – Clearwater Drifter – NRS

Best Fly Line – Freshwater – Scientific Anglers GPX Hover – Scientific Anglers/Ross

Best Fly Line – Saltwater – Bonefish QuickShooter – RIO Products

Best Fly Box/Storage System – MFC Waterproof Fly Case – Montana Fly Company

Best Fly Tying/Materials/Equipment – UV2 Dubbing – Spirit River

Best New Fly Pattern – Freshwater – Flymen Fishing Company

Best New Fly Pattern – Saltwater – Montana Fly Company

Best Accessory – Rod Clip – Smith Creek

Best General Apparel – Minimalist Wading Jacket – Patagonia

Best New Book – Seasons of the Steelhead – Angler’s Book Supply

Best New DVD – The T-Motion Collection – Catch Magazine

Best Gift Item – Tenkara Set – Tenkara USA.

Best Luggage – Westwater Rolling Carry On – Fishpond

Best of Show – The Circa Collection – Sage


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