(All photos: ICAST Facebook page)

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) 2015 was held in Orlando, Florida from 14-17 July where more than 12,000 representatives from the global sportfishing industry came to see the latest innovations in tackle, gear, accessories and apparel.

The highlight of the world’s largest sportfishing trade show is the New Product Showcase, which embodies the sportfishing industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the “Best of Show” new product awards competition.

This year, 270 companies submitted 889 products for the New Product Showcase, all vying for the “Best of Show” award in 24 categories and for the overall ICAST 2015 “Best of Show” award.

Overall Best of Show – eddyline kayaks

Product: eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition
Product: eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition

Best Freshwater Rod – G. Loomis, Inc.

Product: eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition
Product: E6X Bass

Best Saltwater Rod – St. Croix Rods

Product: Avid Inshore
Product: Avid Inshore

Best Fly Fishing Rod – St. Croix Rods

Product: Mojo Bass Fly
Product: Mojo Bass Fly

Best Freshwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation

The STRADIC C3000HG-K from Shimano wins the ICASTshow Freshwater Reel category
Product: STRADIC C3000HG-K

Best Saltwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.

Pure Fishing%u2019s PENN Clash wins the ICASTshow Saltwater Reel category
Product: PENN Clash

Best of Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.

Pure Fishing wins ICASTshow Fly Reel category with the NEW Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel
Product: New Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel

Best Hard Lure – Savage Gear

Product: Hard Shrimp
Product: Hard Shrimp

Best Soft Lure – Koppers Fishing

Koppers wins ICASTshow Soft Lure category with their LIVETARGET Hollow Body Sunfish
Product: LIVETARGET Hollow Body Sunfish

Best Lifestyle Apparel – Under Armour, Inc.

Congratulations to Under Armour for winning ICASTshow Lifestyle Apparel with their Storm Covert Pant
Product: UA Storm Covert Pant

Best Technical Apparel – Lifeshirt

Lifeshirt ‘s Aegis wins this year%u2019s ICASTshow Technical Apparel
Product: Aegis Lifeshirt

Best Boating Accessories – YETI Coolers

YETI is this year%u2019s ICASTshow Boating Accessory winner with their YETI Hopper 20
Product: YETI Hopper 20

Best Boats – eddyline kayaks

Best of Show and Boats category award goes to eddyline kayaks and their C-135 YakAttack Edition
Product: eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition

Best Combo – Lew’s Fishing Tackle

ICASTshow congratulates Lew%u2019s on winning the Combo category with the Mach 1 Combo
Product: Mach 1 Combo

Best Electronics –Johnson Outdoors

Congratulations to Johnson Outdoors for winning ICASTshow Electronics with their Humminbird HELIX 7 SI
Product: Humminbird HELIX 7 SI

Best Eyewear – Costa

Costa%u2019s Rooster sunglasses wins this year%u2019s ICASTshow Eyewear category
Product: Rooster

Best Fishing Accessory – RinseKit

RinseKit is this year%u2019s ICASTshow Fishing Accessory winner
Product: RinseKit

Best FishSmart product– Release Ruler

Release Rulers takes the ICASTshow FishSmart category winner with their Freshwater Release Rulers
Product: Freshwater Release Rulers

Best Fly Fishing Accessory – Simms Fishing Products

Fly Fishing Accessory category winner is Simms with their G3 Guide Stockingfoot
Product: G3 Guide Stockingfoot

Best Footwear – Simms Fishing Products

Footwear category winner is Simms and their Current Shoes
Product: Current Shoes

Best Giftware – YOLOtek

Congratulations YOLOtek for winning the ICASTshow Giftware category with their PowerStick
Product:PowerStick

Best Kids’ Tackle – Steinhauser, LLC

Kid%u2019s Tackle was won by Steinhauser with their Tangle-FREE Combo
Product: Tangle-FREE Combo

Best Line – PowerPro

PowerPro%u2019s Maxcuatro wins ICASTshow Line category
Product: Maxcuatro

Best Tackle Management – Eposeidon Outdoor Adventures, Inc.

Eposeidon wins ICASTshow Tackle Management category with their KastKing Rack ‘em Up
Product: KastKing Rack ‘em Up Rod Racks

Best Terminal Tackle – Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle

Congratulations to Eagle Claw and their Lazer Sharp Fillet Knife for winning ICASTshow Terminal Tackle category
Product: Lazer Sharp Fillet Knife

ICAST 2016 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida from 12-15 July 2016.

For more information regarding ICAST, visit ICASTfishing.org.

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