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July 13, 2017

2017 ICAST Award Winners Announced

by Craig Ritchie



A total of 21 manufacturers were recognized with 2017 New Product Awards on the second day of ICAST, the world's largest fishing tackle trade show.

New products entered into a total of 26 different categories were judged based on votes by media and tackle buyers in attendance. Voting began at a new product showcase reception held on Tuesday evening, and concluded mid-day Wednesday with the winners announced in the early afternoon.

Winner of the Best of Show award as the overall most promising new product was the Rover, a fishing-specific stand-up paddleboard (SUP) made by Fort Walton beach, Florida-based BOTE Boards.

Category winners included:

Freshwater Reel
Curado K Baitcasting Reel
Shimano

Freshwater Rod
Fate Black
13 Fishing

Saltwater Reel
Sustain C4000/5000
Shimano

Saltwater Rod
Legend Tournament Inshore
St. Croix Rods

Rod & Reel Combo
Mach Crush Speed Spool Combo
Lew's

Fly Fishing Reel
Pfluger Supreme QRS
Pure Fishing

Fly Fishing Rod
IMX Pro
G. Loomis

Freshwater Hard Lure
Savage Gear 3D Topwater
Okuma

Freshwater Soft Lure
Prop Series
Lunkerhunt LP

Saltwater Hard Lure
X-Rap Magnum 40
Rapala

Saltwater Soft Lure
Holly Body Mullet
LiveTarget

Fishing Line
Berkley Fireline Ultra 8
Pure Fishing

Kid's Tackle
Ambition Combo
13 Fishing

Tackle Management
Tactical Backpack
Daiwa

Terminal Tackle
Round Bend Series
Trapper Tackle

Electronics
Solix 15 CHIRP Mega SI GPS
Humminbird

Boat/Watercraft
Rover
BOTE Boards

Boating Accessory
LoadOut Bucket
Yeti Coolers

Fishing Accessory
Panga Duffel
Yeti Coolers

Fly Fishing Accessory
G3 Guide Stocking Foot Waders
Simms

FishSmart
2017 Flounder Sample Pack
Eagle Claw

Footwear
Attach
HUK Performance Fishing

Giftware
Fish Prints – Actual Size
The Catch & Release Gift Shop

Lifestyle Apparel
Prym1 Series Pilot II Jacket & Bibbs
Frogg Toggs

Technical Apparel
Sierran Transition Wader
Frogg Toggs

Eyewear
Sunrise Silver Mirror Lens
Costa Sunglasses

The 2017 edition of ICAST runs through Friday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
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