Fishing Tackle Trade Award Winners Announced

400 EFTTEX exhibitors and organisers gathered at the Gundel Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary on Saturday, 13th June to enjoy the annual International Business Reception. The Gundel, considered to be one of the World’s top ten restaurants was the venue for a fun night of dining, dancing and the prestigious EFTTEX 2009 Awards Ceremony. 

The winners were presented with specially commissioned awards and Hungarian Tokaji sweet wine, by EFTTA’s General Manager, Janet Doyle, CEO, Jean-Claude Bel and President, Pierangelo Zanetta.  Winners will receive editorials in Angling International magazine, the award sponsors.  They will also be sent bespoke EFTTEX Best New Product electronic logos to be used in their marketing material.

The results, including a highly commended category, are as follows:


Best New Rod – Penn Otech

Commended – Shimano Vibralock ; Quantum Konichiwa Shot

Best New Fly Rod – Hardy & Greys Classic Lightweight

Commended – Wychwood Aura


Best New Fly Reel – Wychwood Truefly

Commended – Vosseler

Best New Spinning Reel – Shimano Stella SW

Commended – Quantum Tour Edition PTi-B

Best New Multiplier Reel – Abu Garcia Morrum

Commended – Shimano Curado E


Best New Fly Line – Hardy & Greys Mach 55 Salmon Float

Commended – G.Loomis Streamdance WF

Best New Monofilament Line – Berkley Trilene Transoptic

Commended – Duel Powercarbon Special

Best New Braided Line -  Western Filament TUF Line

Commended – Powerline PowerShot


Best New Hard Bait Lure (Wobbler) – Rapala VMC Max Rap

Commended – Spro BBZ ; Sébile Flatt Shad

Best New Soft Bait Lure (Soft Plastic) – Gulp! Alive

Commended – Sébile Stick Shad Hollow

Best New Metal Lure – Devon Real Bait
Commended – Sébile Spin Shad


Best New Accessory – DAM Medusa Landing Net

Commended – Plastica Panaro Art 501 Superbox

Best New Carp Bivvy / Shelter –Greys Torsion bivvy

Commended – Wychwood Solace Flexi-rib

Visitors Choice – Picado Wood Milano fly tying handmade box.


Best Press Release – Wychwood Truefly

Commended – Hardy & Greys EFTTEX pack

Best Stand under 30sqm  - Cralusso

Best Stand over 30sqm – Edi Grafica


Guido Vinck, retired Editor of BEET Sportfishing magazine (VIP Media) in the Netherlands.