Best Products From the IFTD Show

A little belated here, but I thought all of you would want to know who won awards at the ICAST/IFTD show held in Las Vegas in early July.

IFTD New Product Showcase Winners:

Best of Show – Radian fly rod series by The Scott Fly Rod Company

Waders – G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders by Simms Fishing Products

Eyewear – Hatch by Costa Sunglasses

Chest Pack / Vest – Vaquero Vest by fishpond

Backbone Media’s Kara Armano showing the new fishond gear to Fly Rod & Reel’s gear guru, Ted Leeson.


Outerwear – Acklins Jacket by Simms Fishing Products

Youth Product – Ruckus Youth Wading Boot by Redington

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

Eco-friendly Product – Black Canyon Backpack by fishpond

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

Fly Rod (Saltwater) – Vapen Rod by Redington

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

This has nothing to do with fishing, but I thought I’d put it in here for your viewing pleasure because this was Vegas, afterall.


Reel (Saltwater) – Nautilus CCFX2 by Nautilus Reels

Boat/Personal Watercraft – Stealth Pro by Outcast Sporting Gear

Fly line (Freshwater) – RIO Perception by RIO

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

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

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

Fly Pattern (Freshwater) – UV2 Maynymphulator by Spirit River

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

Accessory – LT Series Transport System by Quick-Cast

General Apparel – GT Tricomp Longsleeve Shirt by Simms Fishing Products

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

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

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

Luggage – Westwater Zippered Duffel by fishpond

Wading Boots – G4 Boa Boot by Simms Fishing Products

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