Coming off a fishy frenzy at this year’s AFFTA Confluence event in Salt Lake City, The American Fly Tying Trade Association gathered up a list of must-have new products from all parts of the fly industry. Check out the list of winners who earned the title of best fly fishing products out there this year. 

Best Flying Tying Vices & Tools Winner: Dyna King – Barracuda Deluxe

AFFTA Winners

Best Waders:

Men’s: Patagonia – River Steward Waders *ALSO* awarded New Product Showcase “Best of Show” winner!

Women’s: Patagonia – Women’s Swiftcurrent Expedition Zip-Front Waders 

Best Wading Boot:

Men’s & Women’s: Patagonia – Forra Wading Boots


Forra Wading Boot – Patagonia

Best Outerwear:

Men’s: Orvis – Men’s PRO Fishing Jacket 
Women’s: Orvis – Women’s PRO Fishing Jacket 

Best Apparel:

Men’s: Patagonia – Men’s Tropic Comfort Natural UPF Hoody 
Women’s: Patagonia – Women’s Tropic Comfort Natural UPF Shirt

Best Fly Rods:

Freshwater: Redington – Wrangler Rod Family
Saltwater: Sage – Salt R8

Hand/Spey: Scott – Swing

Scott Swing Rod

Best Fly Reels:

Freshwater: Sage – Arbr XL Tempest Blue 
Saltwater: Sage – Enforcer

Sage Enforcer Reel

Best Fly Line

Freshwater: Scientific Angler – Amplitude Smooth Infinity Plus 
Saltwater: Scientific Angler – Amplitude Smooth Bonefish Plus 

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity Plus


Airflo USA – Airflo Standard Fluorocarbon 50m


Daiichi (Ranger Outdoors) – 1719-10- Matte Black Barbless

Best Chest Pack/Vest:

Simms Fishing Products – Flyweight Vest Pack

Best Boxes/Storage System:

C&F Design NA (Ranger Outdoors) – 16 – Grand Slam Guide N Boat Box

Simms Flyweight Vest Pack

Fly Patterns:

Freshwater: RIO Products – RIO’s Morrish Level Headed Damsel

Saltwater: RIO Products – RIO’s Webster Crouser

Fly Tying Vices & Tools:

Dyna King – Barracuda Deluxe

Fly Tying Materials:

Semperfli – EggStatic Egg Fly Tying Collections

Eco Friendly Gear:

Rio Products – RIO Compostable Spool

Best Bags and Packs:

Grundens – Grundens Wayward Roll Top Backpack 38L 

Best Youth Product:

Simms Fishing Products – Kid’s Tributary Wader


Dr. Slick Company – Cyclone Nipper

Gift Items:

RepYourWater – Rainbow Snacks Lowball Glass

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