Vanquish wins EFTTEX award

EFTTEX 2016 award for Vanquish FA

This year's EFTTEX gala dinner took place at the Novotel in Amsterdam on June 17th. Every year during this dinner the annual EFTTEX awards are revealed. During the exciting award ceremony Shimano won the award in the category Best New Fixed Spool Reel for Vanquish FA.


EFTTEX is the most important annual trade show organized by the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA). This year Amsterdam hosted the event from the 16th until the 18th of June.

At EFTTEX 2016 each company was entitled to enter a maximum of 7 different products into the Best New Product competition. The competition is judged by a panel of independent experts and journalists.



Best New Reel: Vanquish FA

With the investment given to developing the new Vanquish FA, outstanding results were always expected and this has now been recognized with the reel winning the ‘best fixed spool reel’ category at EFTTEX 2016.

Featuring new developments such as the new magnumlite rotor and GFree body as well as encompassing full Hagane technology and Coreprotect this reel offers many of the best technologies within Shimano armory, after all Hagane is something on Shimano can produce.

The redesigned Magnumlite Rotor delivers ultra light, almost friction free rotation, enabling you to control the retrieve with ultimate precision and sensitivity. Lures become even more animated when using the Vanquish, and the ultra light experience lets you feel every movement of the lure, the bottom and ultimately the strike of the fish, no matter how slight it is.

To enhance the lightness of rotation even further, the new Vanquish has an ultra stiff Hagane Body containing both a Hagane Main Gear and Micromodule Gear, creating a solid platform for the rotation to perform to maximum efficiency.

Shimano also received two runners up awards at EFTTEX 2016 with the Fireblood rod range in the ‘best new rod’ category and Kairiki braid in the ‘best new braided line’ category.

Nine reels are available in the Vanquish FA range, with the 7 smaller sizes (C2000 SFA – C3000 SFA DH) featuring carbon handles, a first for Shimano reels.


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