Rapala Reflection Waders – Best Fishing Apparel EFTTEX 2011

Rapala Reflection WadersIt’s been a while since we saw a bold innovation like this in wader design. The Rapala Reflection Waders from Rapala’s Eco Wear range took top honours in the Apparel category at this years EFTTEX, in Amsterdam.

The innovation is two-pronged.

There’s a big tick in the box for the Eco warriors amongst us. Rapala worked with DuPont’s Cerenol technology – a first in waders – to create a highly waterproof and breathable wader using sustainable material derived from agriculture. The result is a product manufactured with 30% less fossil fuel and 35% less greenhouse gas emissions.

If saving the planet doesn’t turn you on, there’s still a big draw. The material used has reflective qualities that are said to mimic underwater light reflections, blurring angler outline and creating the perfect camouflage in certain light conditions.

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2-inch Cultiva Ring Kick Tail Lures by Owner

Cultiva Ring Kick Tail LuresRecently I exposed my guilty pleasure of ultra light lure fishing, mostly with soft plastics. Now with hours of LRF experience under my belt, a few successful lures are starting to stand out above the dozens I originally purchased (without too much know-how).

One go-to lure of mine is the excellent Cultiva Ring Kick Tail. If you’ve not heard of the Cultiva brand before, it’s the lure arm of Owner – the top-flight hook and jig head manufacturer. Continue reading “2-inch Cultiva Ring Kick Tail Lures by Owner”

Strike Pro Twin Minnow – Best Hard Lure EFTTEX 2011

Strike Pro Twin MinnowIn another monster category of 19 qualifiers, Strike Pro won the 2011 EFTTEX exhibition prize for best new hard lure last week with their Twin Minnow.

There’s no question that the Strike Pro Twin Minnow is innovative. While at first glance, bonding two hardbaits together may seem a little odd, there’s good reason for doing so. This combined, longer, heavier lure casts further, allowing you to get your lure to fish at distance. And once in the water the prey size is Continue reading “Strike Pro Twin Minnow – Best Hard Lure EFTTEX 2011”

Savage Gear 25cm Soft 4Play – Best Soft Lure EFTTEX 2011

Savage Gear Soft 4Play 25cm LureOne of the biggest categories in this year’s EFTTEX awards was for Best New Soft Lure. Out of the 15-strong short list, the Savage Gear 25cm Soft 4Play lure came through to be crowned overall winner.

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Power Pro Super 8 Slick – Best Braided Line EFTTEX 2011

Power Pro Super 8 Slick BraidPower Pro fought off stiff competition to be voted Best Braided Line at the recent European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) with new Power Pro Super 8 Slick braid.

Super 8 Slick sees Power Pro follow a growing trend in 8 strand braid, gaining popularity in many fresh and saltwater disciplines here in the UK. The use of 8 strands (sometimes known as ‘carriers’) produces a very round and smooth braid.

The Honeywell Spectra fibre used in manufacture is braided under high tension to produce a very high grade fishing line.

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