ICAST 2015’s Best of Show Awards

See some of the best new products that won this year's showcase.

July 17, 2015

Simms Fishing’s Current Shoes

Christopher Balogh

Costa del Mar’s Rooster Sunglasses

Costa del Mar’s Rooster Sunglasses: * Comfortable large fit. * Integral hinge. * Heavy-duty TR 90 nylon frame. * Includes hard case. * 100% UV light blockage for max protection. * 100% polarization kills reflected glare and reduces eye strain. * Built by hand and backed for life. Every pair of Costas include a lifetime warranty. * Plastic lenses are lightweight, impact- and scratch-resistant. * Glass lenses have the greatest clarity and are scratch resistant. Christopher Balogh

YETI Hopper 20

The YETI Hopper 20 is a personal, portable, anything but soft-sided cooler. Easily transport at least 12 icy cans to the links, the lake or your next tailgate using the sturdy handles or carrying strap. It’s puncture-resistant, leakproof and sports an anti-microbial liner that resists mildew. Plus it keeps your beverages cold for days thanks to an inch of closed-cell foam insulation on the sides and 1.5 inches of on the bottom. Christopher Balogh

Humminbird HELIX 7 SI

Humminbird HELIX 7 SI: HELIX 7 SI GPS and its full arsenal of amazing technologies, including Side Imaging, Down Imaging and SwitchFire Sonar. The seven-inch widescreen is the perfect canvas for your choice of split-screen views. The single card slot accommodates Humminbird LakeMaster, AutoChart and AutoChart Pro, as well as Navionics Gold/HotMaps. Leading-edge technology has never been closer in reach. Christopher Balogh

Penn Clash

Penn’s first spinning reel with CNC machined gears, and the lightest weight spinning reel they’ve ever produced, a technical reel designed for shallow water fun with artificials or live bait. • Clash features a precision aluminum/brass main gear and brass pinion machined using computer-controlled CNC gear technology for exact tolerances to provide the smoothest operation. • A full-metal aluminum body and sideplate, and eight-plus-one sealed ball bearings add to the reel’s durability. • The Techno-Balanced RR30 carbon rotor on the smaller reels, aluminum on the bigger sizes, with the heavy-duty aluminum bail is built for a long life. • The new Leveline slow oscillation system is rugged and produces tight, near-perfect line lay for improved casting and reduced occurrences of wind knots. • The sealed HT-100 drag system is protected from corrosion and smoothly manages the fight from hook set to landing. Christopher Balogh

Savage Gear’s Hard Shrimp

Savage Gear’s Hard Shrimp Christopher Balogh

PowerPro Maxcuatro

PowerPro Maxcuatro: * 25% thinner than existing PowerPro of equivalent test pound. * 4-End lighter and softer construction ensures longer casting distance. * Available in; 50lb, 65lb, 80lb, 100lb, 150yard, 500yard, 1500yard, 3000yard * Moss-Green or Hi-Vis Yellow Christopher Balogh

KastKing Rack ‘em Up Rod Racks

KastKing Rack ‘em Up Rod Racks: * Eposeidon Rod Holders return your rods to the full upright position after a day of fishing. * It’s rust-resistant frame is made from high quality aluminum. * Cushioned holders protect your rod handle and lock it firmly in place. * Easy assembly, light weight, and a carrying handle make the Eposeidon Rod Holder totally portable. * All models will accommodate larger saltwater rods with handles up to 1 ¾ diameter. * The largest model holds 24 rods. * Available in 4 sizes. Christopher Balogh

Eagle Claw’s Lazer Sharp Fillet Knife

Eagle Claw’s Lazer Sharp Fillet Knife: * Available in two sizes and built strong enough for saltwater conditions, this knife is great for any kind of catch. Custom-built features like the built-in sharpener keep this knife’s blade super sharp while its sheath covering keeps it safe, convenient, and easy to grab for while on or near water. * Custom Saltwater Fillet Knife W/ Magnetic Sheath and Built-In Blade Sharpener Features: * Stay-sharp stainless steel blade * White and blue rubber TPR slip-resistant grip * Two sheath integrated sharpeners (coarse and fine) Christopher Balogh

ICAST 2015 Overall Best of Show – eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition

eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition Christopher Balogh


RinseKit: RinseKit is a portable, pressurized shower that’s like having a hose to go. With no pumping, and no batteries, it fills in 20 seconds, storing the strength of a regular household spigot to deliver pressurized spray for up to three minutes. A patented design features the eon pressure system that holds up to 2 gallons of water with a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings from jet stream to soaking shower. RinseKit can also be filled with hot or cold water. It comes packed with thoughtful features, including: compact design with a 2 gallon pressure chamber, built-in ruler to measure fish, folding handle for one-handed carrying, and easy-to-remove lid to stand on for changing. The RinseKit comes with a Hose Nozzle, 6′ Hose, Hose Bib Adapter, On/Off Valve, and Quick Connect. Christopher Balogh

St. Croix Rods’ Avid Inshore Rod

St. Croix Rods’ Avid Inshore Rod Christopher Balogh

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