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    Default IFTD Best of Show Awards

    Without editorializing as I was not at the Show, below are the award recipients listed by catagory from the just-ended event in Reno:


    IFTD Best of Show Awards




    2012 New Product Showcase

    Best of Show Awards



    Best Wading Gear – Men’s Rio Gallegos Zip-Front Waders – Patagonia


    Best Eyewear – Costa 580P Sunrise Lenses – Costa


    Best Chest Pack/Vest – Flask 2.0 – Rising


    Best Outerwear – 3 in 1 River Salt Jacket – Patagonia


    Best Youth Specific Product – Castarget – National Fishing in Schools Program


    Best Women’s Specific Product – Women’s Kalama Jacket – Redington


    Best Eco Friendly Product – R1 Full Zip Jacket – Patagonia


    Best Fly Rod – Freshwater – The Circa Collection – Sage


    Best Fly Rod – Saltwater – Boron III-SX 9’ 9 wt. – R.L. Winston


    Best Reel – Freshwater – Ultralite CLS – Hardy


    Best Reel – Saltwater – 8000 Pro Reel – Sage


    Best Personal Watercraft – Clearwater Drifter – NRS


    Best Fly Line – Freshwater – Scientific Anglers GPX Hover – Scientific Anglers/Ross


    Best Fly Line – Saltwater – Bonefish QuickShooter – RIO Products


    Best Fly Box/Storage System – MFC Waterproof Fly Case – Montana Fly Company


    Best Fly Tying/Materials/Equipment – UV2 Dubbing – Spirit River


    Best New Fly Pattern – Freshwater – Flymen Fishing Company


    Best New Fly Pattern – Saltwater – Montana Fly Company

    Best Accessory – Rod Clip – Smith Creek Ltd


    Best General Apparel – Minimalist Wading Jacket – Patagonia


    Best New Book – Seasons of the Steelhead – Angler’s Book Supply


    Best New DVD – The T-Motion Collection – Catch Magazine


    Best Gift Item – Tenkara Set – Tenkara USA.


    Best Luggage – Westwater Rolling Carry On – Fishpond


    Best of Show – The Circa Collection – Sage

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    Tell ya what, I cast a Sage Circa at lunch today, boy was that a mistake. That is one SWEET rod. I like it better then my TCX I think, which is quiet the bummer.
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    Best Personal Watercraft-NRS Clearwater Drifter. An inflatable drift boat? Could be interesting to see the reviews a year from now.
    Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...

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    Default Re: IFTD Best of Show Awards

    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Best Personal Watercraft-NRS Clearwater Drifter. An inflatable drift boat? Could be interesting to see the reviews a year from now.
    Yes indeed, I can't wait!
    Larry


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    My "favorite" is a spray you apply to a sunken fly to enhance its U/V visability as penetrating light deminishes in the depths...can U/V dubbing, plumage and rubber leggs be far behind?

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    This one tickled my fancy: "Best New Fly Pattern – SaltwaterMontana Fly Company"


    This also caught my attention: http://www.anglingtrade.com/2012/08/...water-drifter/

    $6,000 ... you can put it in the back of your car ......... Bring friends, thing weighs 300 pounds (if the article above is correct)!
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    Default Re: IFTD Best of Show Awards

    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    This one tickled my fancy: "Best New Fly Pattern – Saltwater – Montana Fly Company"


    This also caught my attention: NRS Clearwater Drifter | Angling Trade

    $6,000 ... you can put it in the back of your car ......... Bring friends, thing weighs 300 pounds (if the article above is correct)!
    Kind of a novel idea, but with all the framing, seats, etc. I can't see taking that thing down and then going to the trouble of putting it all back together each time you go fishing, but I guess if you didn't have room to store a drift boat at the house this would fit the bill as you could store it in the garage. The weight isn't anything special, I believe Clackas run around 275 lbs and I think the Hydes are in that same range. I wonder if it has a solid floor to stand on, that is my main complaint with rafts that I have been in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    Kind of a novel idea, but with all the framing, seats, etc. I can't see taking that thing down and then going to the trouble of putting it all back together each time you go fishing, but I guess if you didn't have room to store a drift boat at the house this would fit the bill as you could store it in the garage. The weight isn't anything special, I believe Clackas run around 275 lbs and I think the Hydes are in that same range. I wonder if it has a solid floor to stand on, that is my main complaint with rafts that I have been in.
    Darned good point! Even though we don't have any real descriptions of the boat (dare I use that word?) I'd think (at 300 pounds) there's a whole lot more to it than just the shell. But you do raise another good point: a full on glass boat weights the same and I can't see this thing not going on a trailer for transport.

    And if that's the case .. why bother? Just thinking out loud.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    Darned good point! Even though we don't have any real descriptions of the boat (dare I use that word?) I'd think (at 300 pounds) there's a whole lot more to it than just the shell. But you do raise another good point: a full on glass boat weights the same and I can't see this thing not going on a trailer for transport.

    And if that's the case .. why bother? Just thinking out loud.....
    A rubber raft can take on a stream filled with boulders (a lot of the Colorado guys use rafts for that reason). A couple weeks ago, I was on the North Fork of the Shoshone river just west of Cody, WY with a couple of friends in a rubber raft. That river is so rocky there just isn't anyway a guy could get a driftboat down it.....at least without destroying the boat. Maybe this thing would offer the benefits of a raft in a drift boat style???? It will be interesting to see more information on this boat.
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    Yup; will be interesting to see if this actually gets a lot of commercial 'eye-balling.' Candidly, I'm not going to pay attention.
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