It’s that time of year again when the Fly Fishing Show and Angling Trade share what products fly show attendees voted to be their favorite products of this year’s tour around the country. Check out the list of winners below, and be sure to see the full write-up on the awards on!

From Angling Trade Magazine:

Fly-fishing aficionados of all ages and skill levels—from trout enthusiasts to purveyors of the saltwater flats—were given the unique opportunity to vote for their favorite products among those exhibited at our Fly Fishing Shows held across America this winter and spring.

The nominations were open to all Fly Fishing Show Exhibitors with 36 “Best-of” categories.

The all-new Ross Evolution FS took home the prize for both best saltwater and freshwater Fly Reel in this year’s awards.

Category Winners

Fly Rod (Freshwater): Hardy Aydon

Fly Rod (Saltwater): Thomas & Thomas Sextant

Fly Rod (Two-Handed/Spey): Temple Fork Outfitters Pro III

Fly Reel (Freshwater): Ross Evolution FS

Fly Reel (Saltwater): Ross Evolution FS

Fly Line (Freshwater): Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth MPX

Fly Line (Saltwater): Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Grand Slam

Men’s Waders: Skwala Carbon

Women’s Wading Boots: Miss Mayfly Moxie

Youth Product: Simms Kids Tributary Stockingfoot Wader

Artwork: Cody’s Fish Brown Trout License Plate Art

Boat (Personal Watercraft): Watermaster Kodiak Raft Package

Women’s General Apparel: Simms Solarflex Cooling Hoody

Men’s General Apparel: Rep Your Water Merino Wool Blend Retro Camo Sun Hoody

Men’s Outerwear: Skwala Fusion 3/2 Puffy

Chestpack/Vest: Simms Dry Creek Z Sling Pack

Eco-Friendly Product: Simms Fall Run Insulated Hoody

Fly Box: Tacky Original River Mag Box

Fly Hooks: Fulling Mill Jig Force in Sizes #20 & #22

Fly Pattern (Freshwater): Umpqua Thunder GrassHopper

Fly Pattern (Saltwater): Umpqua Danger Muffin Crab

Fly-Tying Materials: Umpqua Jig Bombs

Fly-Tying Tools: Norvise Automatic Fly-Tying Bobbin

Fly Tying Vise: Renzetti Limited Edition Traveler Freshwater Combo Kit: CD Fishing All Fly Ultimate Plus

Tenkara Rod: Tenkara Tanuki Pocket Ninja

Sunglasses: Bajio Piedra

Accessories under $50: Simms Taco Wader Bag

Accessories $50-100: Norvise Automatic Fly Tying Bobbin

Accessories over $100: Fishpond Nomad Mid-Length Net

Gift Items (under $100): Atollas Fly Caddy

Leader/Tippet: Scientific Anglers

Luggage/Backpack: Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Backpack

Entertainment/Education: “Trout and Feather” (YouTube)

Books and Maps: Joe Humphrey’s Trout Tactics (Revised Edition)

Insurance (Guide & Outfitter): Cross Current Guide Liability Insurance


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