This was the inaugural year of the Fly Fishing Show Consumer Choice Awards presented by The Fly Fishing Show, Fly Fusion Magazine, and the industry publication Angling Trade. Similar to other awards programs, they sampled 222 products from 80 brands across 32 categories. Recently they announced the winners of each category, and the Best of Show Award which went to the Abel ROVE!
Check out all the award winners in the press release below!
From the Fly Fishing Show and Angling Trade:
Every fly fishing product from wading boots to sunglasses came under the scrutiny of anglers who actually have the opportunity to use, wear, and test the items for the 2022 Consumer Choice Awards, announced the co-sponsors: The Fly Fishing Show, Fly Fusion Magazine, and the industry publication Angling Trade.
The Abel ROVE won both fresh and saltwater fly reel categories resulting in Best of Show honors.
The nominations were open to all Fly Fishing Show Exhibitors with 32 “Best-of” categories.
“The team from The Fly Fishing Show, Fly Fusion Magazine, and Angling Trade is extremely happy with the results and voter participation in this inaugural year. This is the only industry award that is open to participation by the consumer,” said The Fly Fishing Show’s President and CEO, Ben Furimsky.
The Best on Show award-winning Abel ROVE model reels feature a structurally integral machining design to withstand the demands of the traveling angler; a caged frame to prevent any possibility of line being caught between the frame and spool; double pawl engagement on all sizes; quick change spool; user-convertible drag system; and high capacity, large arbor spool for single or two-handed rods among other features.
2022 Consumer Choice Awards results are:
There were 80 brands represented by 222 nominated products across 32 categories in the inaugural fly fishing consumer competition.