Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Mid week tidbits 6/27
Another new product getting much buzz in advance of the trade show is Flymen Fishing Company's new soft-body Surface Seducer Double Barrel Popper. The original SSDD Bug came out last summer and won Best of Show (Flies category) at IFTD. Incidently, it caught the most bass on the pond at the IFTD Demo Day of any flies used. Well, Flymen has improved the bug by switching from a hard-epoxy coating to a flexible coating. The company even has a video out where the body is tested with a hammer (ouch!) and still holds up!
EFTTEX, the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exposition, is this week and several fly companies have introduced new products. However EFTTEX is far more secretive than IFTD / ICAST and only a few scraps of information can be found. What we have learned is that TFO, Winston and Hardy all have new rod series. We did know of the TFO Finesse being upgraded to a more powerful blank, but retaining the classic action.