More fly-fishing news from the EFTTEX 2018
The trade show EFTTEX, the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition, was held from the 28th until the 30th of June at the Rai in Amsterdam. The show is one of the three major trade shows on this world together with China Fish and the ICAST – IFTD Show.
The different brands, whole sale companies and manufacturers show new products here for all methods of fishing, but fly-fishing surely plays an important part. Remember that most of these products will not be available in the fly-shops until next Winter or Spring.
Nicolas Conklin and Bobby Jones show the new TFO Axiom II Switch fly-rod which won the firm the Best New Product Award of the EFTTEX in the fly-rod category. The rod becomes available in eleven foot versions for lineclasses #6, 7 and 8.
One of the light weight, new waders by Sundridge with neoprene legs and a breathable top-part.
Wading shoes to go with the Sundridge waders which are also excellent for belly-boat fishing, when you need to walk some distance to the waterside.
An amazing pair of scissors from Renomed that will not only cut thin dyneema tying thread with ease, but with which you can even cut a point on thick dyneema lines.
The Wiley X WX Nash with Kryptek Altitude sunglasses that delivered an EFTTEX Best New Product Award for WIley X for the second year in a row. Like the other sunglasses from this firm, the optimal protection for your eyes alongside the water and an excellent vision into the water.
The new Scierra Symbiosis fly-rods have the looks of fibre glass rods, but the progressive action of a carbon fiber rod. Available in five lengths from 7’6″ through 9′, for lineclasses #3 – 7.
The Brook series of fly-rod by Scierra will be extended with a 10 foot model for the lineclass #2. A rod with a weight of just 88 grams, for nymph fishing with Czech Nymph techniques but also for casting small nymphs for grayling, trout and roach.
After the original design of their reels and reelholders on their fly-rods, Alfa Fishing Products Ltd, from Finland this year introduces a more traditional line of fly-rods.
Small Fly Clips in two sizes, great for changing wet flies, nymphs and trout lures quickly, can be found in the line of RIO Products soon.
The RIO Creek fly-line is developed for casting at short distance, from three to nine meters, on the smallest of waters.
The RIO Products Kahuna LT strike indicators will return in the program because of popular demand.
The new Sage Spey fly-reel, runner-up in the Best New Product Competition in the fly-reels category, combines classic looks with a spacious spool and modern materials.
The new Sage Igniter fly-rod with Konnetic HD Technology is great for casting streamers and heavy nymphs on windy days.
Snowbee will introduce breathable walking shoes in their line of products later this year.
Snowbee’s entry in the Best New Product Competition in the category fly-lines is a line for casting great distances with ease. The line has a longer head but delicate presentations are still possible.
Snowbee is the first firm to incorporate the special stripping guides by American Tackle into their new Spectre fly-rods.
Not cheap, but according to some experienced fly-fishers among the best nylon and fluorocarbon out there on the market, new products by Cortland.
The new Omni-Verse by Cortland is a long belly fly-line with which you can throw nymphs, wet flies and small streamers with ease. In WF4 – 10 with a 62 feet head and a moss/white or orange/white colour.