ICAST 2014 “Best of Show” Awards

The winners from ICAST's new product showcase.

July 21, 2014
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

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