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
Best Freshwater Rod – G. Loomis, Inc.
Best Saltwater Rod – St. Croix Rods
Best Fly Fishing Rod – St. Croix Rods
Best Freshwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation
Best Saltwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Best of Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Best Hard Lure – Savage Gear
Best Soft Lure – Koppers Fishing
Best Lifestyle Apparel – Under Armour, Inc.
Best Technical Apparel – Lifeshirt
Best Boating Accessories – YETI Coolers
Best Boats – eddyline kayaks
Best Combo – Lew’s Fishing Tackle
Best Electronics –Johnson Outdoors
Best Eyewear – Costa
Best Fishing Accessory – RinseKit
Best FishSmart product– Release Ruler
Best Fly Fishing Accessory – Simms Fishing Products
Best Footwear – Simms Fishing Products
Best Giftware – YOLOtek
Best Kids’ Tackle – Steinhauser, LLC
Best Line – PowerPro
Best Tackle Management – Eposeidon Outdoor Adventures, Inc.
Best Terminal Tackle – Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle
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.