ICAST 2014 “Best of Show” Awards

The winners from ICAST's new product showcase.

Best of Show - Soft Lure – Okuma Fishing Tackle Corporation, Product - Savage Gear 3D PVC Crab. - Stand-up jighead - Multiple sizes and colors
Best of Show - Saltwater Rod – Shimano American Corporation. Product – Terez Stand Up. - Advanced lightweight carbon butt design - AFTCO Wind-On Roller Guides - Lightweight TC4 blank eliminates rod weight
Best of Show - Fly Fishing Rod – G. Loomis, Inc., Product PRO4x Short Stix - Designed to fish inshore waters, flats and marshes - Stiff tip design helps maintain loop integrity - Multiple models and sizes
Best of Show - Fishing Accessory – Lit-Industries, LLC, Product – Lit Coolers
Best of Show – FishSmart Tackle – Cuda Fishing Tools, Product – Cuda Grip & Scale - 11.5-inch grip and scale for fish up to 50-pounds - Aluminum alloy structure with Cuda scale pattern handle - Lifetime warranty
Best of Show - Eyewear – Costa, Product – Hamlin - 580P Mirror Lenses
Best of Show - Tackle Management – ENGEL U.S.A., Product – UC30-RH - 19 or 30 quart Cooler/Dry Box - UV-resistant outer shell - Four rod holders attached to the cooler using mounting plate
Best of Show - Fly Fishing Reel – 3TAND, LLC, Product – TF-70 Sealed Fly Reel - Waterproof, light-weight reel is only 4.6 ounces - Holds up 200 yards of WF6F 20-pound Dacron, 175 yards of WF7F and 150 yards of 2F8F 20-pound Dacron - Double NanoCF Drag discs work hard, but perform smooth
Best of Show – Footwear – Columbia Sportswear, Product – Megavent PFG - Quick-drying and lightweight - Fast-draining midsole - Breathable and ventilated open mesh construction keeps feet locked down with airflow
Best of Show - Saltwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc., Product – PENN Battle II Spinning. - New sizes - More anti-corrosion features - More line capacity in the larger models - Affordable pricing
Best of Show – Technical Apparel – STORMR, Product – Fusion Bib - Uses VAPR technology - DWR treated, windproof, waterproof, breathable shell combined with high-stretchd neoprene panels - Increased range of motion and superior comfort
Best of Show Terminal Tackle – Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle, Product – TroKar TK619 - Sizes and diameters for multiple applications - Surgically Sharpened Technology shines through on these hooks
Best of Show – Line – Pure Fishing, Inc, Product – Berkley IronSilk - Up to 33% more abrasion resistant than other "tough" lines - Ultra - low memory - Sensitivity with shock strength
Best of Show – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors, Product – Humminbird ONIX 8SI - Exclusive Cross Touch technology - 8- and 10-inch screens come with Switchfire Sonar, Side Imaging and Down Imaging - Pre-loaded with free AutoChart Live software for maps
Best of Show - Boating Accessory – Johnson Outdoors, Product – Minn Kota Ulterra Trolling Motor - Automated stow and deploy - Power trim - Pre-installed with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link
Best of Show – Lifestyle Apparel – Pelagic, Inc., Product – 4TEK Fish Finder Boardshort