American Angler Dealer's Choice Awards List
Every year American Angler magazine hosts the New Product Preview section of the Fly Fishing Retailer Show, in which all the dealers are asked to vote for their favorite new products in each category. In the past they’ve been known as the ‘Ka-Ching!’ awards, but the format changed this year, so now they’re called the ‘Dealer’s Choice.’ This year’s winners are:
Rods: The Scott S4s (Scott’s new fast-action saltwater stick. I agree with the dealers: specifically in the 9- and 10-weights, this is the sweetest casting new rod I have thrown at the show).
Reels: The Nautilus NV 11/12 (a new entry in Nautilus’ popular high-end line).
Accessories: The Sage Typhoon Boat Bag (a $99 waterproof top-access boat bag which looks particularly nice).
Fly Tying: The Petitjean TT bobbin.
Apparel: The Redington EcoGrip wading boot.
We’ll have more information about these and other products from the show in our big round-up article “Four Feet of Anything.” Look for it this coming week.