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
Best of Category - Boats and Watercraft - Jackson Kayak
Product: 360 Angler
Best of Category - Eyewear - Costa Sunglasses
Best of Category - Footwear - Rivers Edge Products
Product: Fish Sandals
Best of Category - Giftware - Number 6 Brands
Product: Cauldryn Coffee
Best of Category - Lifestyle Apparel - AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Hexatron Performance Fleece
Best of Category - Technical Apparel - AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Hydronaut Heavy-Duty Waterproof System
Best of Category - Electronics - Garmin USA
Product: Garmin Panoptix LiveScope
Best of Category - Fishing Accessory - YETI
Product: YETI Panga Backpack 28
Best of Category - Fly Fishing Accessory - YETI
Product: YETI Tundra Haul
Best of Category - Fishing Line - PowerPro
Product: PowerPro SuperSlick V2 Brand
Best of Category - Kids' Tackle - AnythingPossible
Product: Kid Casters DUDE PERFECT Fishing Kit & Casting Game
Best of Category - Tackle Management - Tak Logic Lure Lock
Product: Lure Locker
Best of Category - Terminal Tackle - Rapala
Product: VMC NEKO Skirt
Best of Category - Freshwater Hard Lure - Westin
Product: Freddy the Frog
Best of Category - Saltwater Hard Lure - 13 Fishing
Best of Category - Freshwater Soft Lure - LIVETARGET
Product: LIVETARGET Hollow Body Crawfish
Best of Category - Saltwater Soft Lure - LIVETARGET
Product: LIVETARGET Fleeing Shrimp
Best of Category - Fly Reel - SEiGLER Reels
Product: Seigler MF Fly Reel
Best of Category - Freshwater Reel - Shimano American Corporation
Product: Curado DC Baitcasting Reel
Best of Category - Saltwater Reel - Shimano American Corporation
Product: Tekota 500 Levelwind Reel
Best of Category - Rod & Reel Combo - Lew's Fishing
Product: Team Lew's® Custom Black LFS Combo
Best of Category - Fly Fishing Rod - St. Croix Rods
Product: Mojo Trout
Best of Category - Freshwater Rod - St. Croix Rods
Product: Legend Glass
Best of Category - Saltwater Rod - St. Croix Rods
Product: Mojo Yak
And the ICAST 2018 overall Best of Show award went to:
Garmin Panoptix LiveScope
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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