Here is every winner for the 2019 ICAST Best in Category Awards, given to the innovative new gear that's set to hit the fishing market.
Every year, the big objective of the ICAST Show (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) is to recognize and award specific new products with a Best in Category distinction.
Winners were selected by the selection of international credentialed buyers and media via vote for the best of the new product entries.
Overall, 1,004 new products were entered by 303 companies in 29 categories. Four new categories were added this year: Ice Fishing; Technical Apparel (both Warm Weather and Cold Weather); Coolers and Bait/Storage; and Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools.
Here are the winners for the 2019 ICAST Show, and the gear you should keep an eye out for.
Best of Boating Accessories
Garmin USA Force Trolling Motor
Best of Boats and Watercraft
Hobie Mirage ProAngler 14 with 360 Drive Technology
Best of Eyewear
Costa Del Mar WaterWoman
Best of Footwear
Frogg Toggs Skipper
Best of Giftware
13 Fishing Fillet Table Beverage Management System
Best of Lifestyle Apparel
AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company Yurei Air-O-Mesh Performance Shirt
Best of Technical Apparel - Cold Weather
Simms Fishing Products Men's G4Z Stockingfoot Wader
Best of Technical Apparel - Warm Weather
AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company Overboard Submersible Shorts
Best of Ice Fishing
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics Ice Helix 7 Chirp GPS G3N All-Season
Best of Cooler and Bait/Storage
Frabill Magnum Bait Station 30
Best of Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools
Bubba 110V Electric Fillet Knife
Best of Electronics
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics MEGA 360 Imaging
Best of Fly Fishing Accessory
Simms Fishing Products Dry Creek Z Sling Pack
Best of Fishing Accessory
American Tackle Company MW20 Finesse Set
Best of Fishing Line
PowerPro Moon Shine Braid
Best of Kids' Tackle
The Bumblebee by ProFISHiency
Best of Tackle Management
Best of Terminal Tackle
Rapala VMC Bladed Hybrid Treble Short
Best of Freshwater Soft Lure
Lunkerhunt Phantom Spider
Best of Saltwater Soft Lure
LIVETARGET Slow-Roll Shiner
Best of Freshwater Hard Lure
LIVETARGET Erratic Shiner
Best of Saltwater Hard Lure
LIVETARGET Flutter Sardine
Best of Freshwater Reel
Shimano SLX DC Baitcasting Reels
Best of Saltwater Reel
Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reel
Best of Fly Reel
SEiGLER Reels SF (Small Fly)
Best of Freshwater Rod
St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass MGC72HM Rip N' Chatter Rod
Best of Saltwater Rod
St. Croix Avid Surf VSS80MMF
Best of Fly Fishing Rod
St. Croix Imperial Salt IS908.4
Best of Rod & Reel Combo
Lew's Mach Smash Baitcast Combo
There's plenty to be excited about in the fishing gear world, and ICAST was the epicenter of it all. Which products have you pumped to try them out?
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