ICAST Best New Product Winners 2021 Announced

Here are the winners of the 2021 ICAST Best of Category competitions.

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has revealed the ICAST 2021 New Product Showcase Best of Category award winners, and the list represents the cream of the crop when it comes to recently-unveiled fishing gear.

Each year, the ASA holds to the largest fishing industry trade show in the world, and the 2021 event held in Orlando, Florida brought everyone together for a celebration of fishing and for recognition of the great new products rolling out for anglers everywhere.

After a year online, having gone totally virtual in 2021, ICAST was back in force with any and every big fishing brand you can think of showing off the best of the best in terms of new offerings. The spotlight is on these products now that they've been declared the winners of the ICAST Best of Category.

Announced in a video that was broadcast shortly after voting ended, here are your 2021 ICAST Best in Category Winners.

Best Boating Accessory

Frabill Ultralight Conservation Net

Best Boat/Watercraft

BOTE LONO Aero + APEX Pedal Drive

Best Giftware

HitchFire Forge 15

Best Footwear

XTRATUF Ankle Deck Boot Sport

Best Eyewear

Costa Del Mar Untangled Collection

Best Lifestyle Apparel for Women

AFTCO Women's Fields Utility Overall

Best Lifestyle Apparel for Men

AFTCO Rescue Regenerated Fishing Shorts

Best Technical Apparel - Warm Weather

AFTCO Adapt Tactical Phase Change Hooded Shirt

Best Technical Apparel - Cold Weather

AFTCO Barricade Elite 4L Waterproof System

Best Soft and Hard Cooler

Frabill Universal Bait Station

Best Electronics

Hummingbird MEGA Live Imaging

Best Cutlery, Hand Pliers/Tools

Bubba Pro Series Cordless Electric Fillet Knife

Best Fly Fishing Accessory

Plano EDGE Micro Magnetic Fly Box

Best Fishing Accessory

Kahuna Sidekick Fishing & Beach Wagon

Best Kid's Tackle

ProFISHiency NERF Micro Spin Cast Combo

Best Tackle Management

Plano Atlas Tackle Pack

Best Terminal Tackle

Sharkbanz The Zeppelin - World's First Shark Deterrent Tackle

Best Ice Fishing

Garmin LiveScope Ice Fishing Bundle LI

Best Fishing Line

Seaguar BasiX

Best Freshwater Soft Lure

Berkley PowerBait Gilly

Best Freshwater Hard Lure

Strike King Chick Magnet Flat-Sided Crank Bait

Best Saltwater Soft Lure

Savage Gear Duratech Crab

Best Saltwater Hard Lure

Berkley Choppo Saltwater

Best Fly Fishing Rod

G. Loomis NRX T2S 8810-2

Best Fly Fishing Reel

Greys Tital Fly Reel

Best Freshwater Rod

Abu Garcia Zenon Rod

Best Saltwater Rod

Bull Bay Banshee Rod

Best Rod and Reel Combo

Abu Garcia Veritas Baitcast Combo

Best Freshwater Reel

Daiwa Zillion SV TW

Best Saltwater Reel

Daiwa Saltist MQ

You can find out more about all these new products. some of which aren't even available yet, at their respective websites. We'll also be covering some of the winners and other great fishing gear highlighted at ICAST in the coming days.

Stay tuned to Wide Open Spaces to find which of these products wins Best in Show the most coveted award in the ICAST New Product Showcase.