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SAGE Fly Fishing takes top award at IFTD show

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SAGE Fly Fishing won the ultimate accolade in the IFTD awards – Best in Show.
↑ RIO Products was a four-time winner in the IFTD Best New Product Awards.
↑ Brent Bauer, of Umpqua Feather Merchants. The company picked up a hat-trick of awards.

SAGE Fly Fishing was crowned Best of Show in the IFTD New Product Awards on day two of the show in Orlando, Florida.

The full list of winners were:

  • Men’s Waders: Simms Fishing Products — Headwater Pro Waders
  • Women’s Waders: Hodgman — Women’s H4 Wader
  • Wading Boots: Simms Fishing Products — Rip Rap Shoe Felt
  • Men’s Outerwear: Patagonia — Minimalist Wading Jacket
  • Men’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products — Intruder BiComp L/S Shirt
  • Women’s Outerwear: Patagonia — Women’s River Salt Jacket
  • Women’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products — Women’s Rip Rap Sandal
  • Youth Product: Umpqua Feather Merchants — ZS Wader Chest Pack
  • Fly Rod, Freshwater: Sage — X 590
  • Fly Rod, Saltwater: Sage — X 890
  • Reel, Freshwater: Ross Reels — Colorado LT
  • Reel, Saltwater: Abel Reels — SDS
  • Accessories (under $100): Orvis Company, Inc. — U.S.-Made Aluminum Nipper
  • Eco-friendly Product: Fishpond — Thunderhead Duffel
  • Chest Pack / Vest: Simms Fishing Products — G4 Pro Sling Pack
  • Luggage: Umpqua Feather Merchants — ZeroSweep Cooler-Gater
  • Boat / Personal Watercraft: Outcast Sporting Gear — Fish Cat 5 Mat
  • Book: Angler’s Book Supply — Fusion Fly Tying
  • DVD: RIO Products — Favorite Fly-Fishing Knots
  • Fly Box / Storage System: Tacky Fly Fishing — Tacky Dry Fly Box
  • Fly Line, Freshwater: RIO Products — InTouch Big Nasty
  • Fly Line, Saltwater: RIO Products — Winter Redfish
  • Fly Pattern, Freshwater: Aqua Flies, LLC — Stu Foxall’s PrawnTruder
  • Fly Pattern, Saltwater: Umpqua Feather Merchants — Contraband Crab, Chicone
  • Fly Tying Materials / Equipment: Freestone Designs — The Go Box
  • Gift Items (under $100): Umpqua Feather Merchants, ZS Guide Wader Belt
  • Leader / Tippet: Rio Products — RIO Saltwater Mono
  • P.O.S. / Booking Software: The Outfitter Pro — Online Booking System
  • Best of Show: Sage — Sage X 590
Filed In: Fishing Jackets & Trousers, Fishing Waders & Boots, Flies, Fly Lines, Fly Reels, Fly Rods, Lines, Luggage, Product News, Reels, Rods