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ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award Winners

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Here are the 25 category winners from ICAST 2018.

ICAST 2018, the world's largest sportfishing trade show to showcase the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel, was held July 10-13 in Orlando, Florida. A reception, with all the glamour and glitz of a Hollywood event, was held on the second day to recognize the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award Winners.

This year, 331 companies entered 974 products, hoping to win one of the 25 New Product Showcase Best of Category awards. Out of those category winners, one new product walked away with the coveted Best of Show title.

Here's a rundown of the New Product Showcase Award Winners from ICAST 2018.

Best of Category - Boating Accessories - Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Product: Minn Kota Ultrex with MEGA Down Imaging

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Boats and Watercraft - Jackson Kayak
Product: 360 Angler

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Eyewear - Costa Sunglasses
Product: Baffin

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Footwear - Rivers Edge Products
Product: Fish Sandals

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Giftware - Number 6 Brands
Product: Cauldryn Coffee

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Lifestyle Apparel - AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Hexatron Performance Fleece

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Technical Apparel - AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Hydronaut Heavy-Duty Waterproof System

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Electronics - Garmin USA
Product: Garmin Panoptix LiveScope

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Fishing Accessory - YETI
Product: YETI Panga Backpack 28

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Fly Fishing Accessory - YETI
Product: YETI Tundra Haul

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Fishing Line - PowerPro
Product: PowerPro SuperSlick V2 Brand

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Kids' Tackle - AnythingPossible
Product: Kid Casters DUDE PERFECT Fishing Kit & Casting Game

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Tackle Management - Tak Logic Lure Lock
Product: Lure Locker

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Terminal Tackle - Rapala
Product: VMC NEKO Skirt

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Freshwater Hard Lure - Westin
Product: Freddy the Frog

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Saltwater Hard Lure - 13 Fishing
Product: Octopi

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Freshwater Soft Lure - LIVETARGET
Product: LIVETARGET Hollow Body Crawfish

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Saltwater Soft Lure - LIVETARGET
Product: LIVETARGET Fleeing Shrimp

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Fly Reel - SEiGLER Reels
Product: Seigler MF Fly Reel

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Freshwater Reel - Shimano American Corporation
Product: Curado DC Baitcasting Reel

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Saltwater Reel - Shimano American Corporation
Product: Tekota 500 Levelwind Reel

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Rod & Reel Combo - Lew's Fishing
Product: Team Lew's® Custom Black LFS Combo

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Fly Fishing Rod - St. Croix Rods
Product: Mojo Trout

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Freshwater Rod - St. Croix Rods
Product: Legend Glass

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award WinnersBest of Category - Saltwater Rod - St. Croix Rods
Product: Mojo Yak

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award Winners

And the ICAST 2018 overall Best of Show award went to:

Garmin Panoptix LiveScope

ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Award Winners

To learn more about Garmin's latest invention, click HERE.

"My congratulations go to all of the winners and everyone who participated in the New Product Showcase," ASA President Glenn Hughes said. "Remember, there are also 949 products that also deserve recognition. This year, for the first time, all the New Product Showcase entries are available for viewing on ICASTfishing.org and on the ICAST app under the Exhibitor listings. I urge you to check them out."

Images Courtesy of ICAST/Instagram.

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