Busy first day at EFTTEX
Simon Gawesworth with Russian contacts at the RIO Products booth.
Budapest was visited by rain and thunder the evening before the trade show EFTTEX opened its doors to the fishing industry, but those dark clouds did not hang over EFTTEX itself. The first day seemed a busy enough day, especially in the larger of the two halls where the show is held.
A new full frame fly-reel from Rudi Heger / Traun River Products in the Best New Product Competition of the show.
Costa usually does well in the sunglasses category of the Best New Product Competition at the EFTTEX.
For the first time, WIley X has a product in this competition too. During the galadiner on the Friday night, the winners in all of the categories will be announced.
Snowbee comes up with a permanent frame for sunglasses combined with “reading” glasses. A great help for renewing knots etc.
New and extremely flexible waders by Scierra.
Snowbee also introduced a new coating for some of its fly-lines.
Rudi Heger added some new waders to the Traun River Products line of breathable and durable waders.
A new Fish Cat belly boat at the Rudi Heger booth that can support heavier build fly-fishers.
New Salt HD fly-rods by Sage, the first models at the show were in heavy line classes.
The “Foundation” looks like a nice addition to the Sage range as well.
A new tippet holder, a joint project of RIO Products and Fishpond.
The two colour combinations in which the new flats fly-line of RIO Products will become available.
The “Crux” is a new model fly-rod for Redington for the coming season.
The higher line classes have a grip that supports casting with the thumb on top.
The new Redington iD fly-reel can be customised when desired.
The Crosswater is another new reel by Redington.
Extra storage room for behind your seat on a Hobie kayak.
The new Hardy MTX fly-reel is to be found on the Pure Fishing stand, just like other new fly-fishing products of this firm and Greys.
The Finnish firm Alfa showed some interesting reelholder and reel combinations whereby the angle of the reel can be changed.
Wychwood has renewed its Truefly fly-reel, the cassette reel is even lighter now!
Wychwood has some compact storage solutions in its program too.
www.eftta.com and www.efttex.com.