ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) announced the winners of its “Best in” categories as this year’s virtual trade show continued on Thursday, July 16.
The sportfishing industry’s largest trade show normally held in Orlando, Florida moved online this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It began Tuesday and wraps up Friday.
In addition to showcasing products, ICAST is offering business and conservation seminars, as well as a virtual scavenger hunt for registered attendees, for example.
Latest products highlighted
ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association.
“Despite a change in venue, the New Product Showcase featured the latest innovations in gear, accessories, apparel and other products to ensure anglers will have a great day on the water,” stated association president Glenn Hughes.
The “Best of category” winners embody innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, organizers stated. Some 434 new products were entered by more than 180 companies this year.
2020 “Best of ” winners
Boating Accessories – Minn Kota
Product: Raptor Shallow Water Anchor
Boats and Watercraft – Johnson Outdoors Watercraft
Product: Old Town Sportsman Autopilot
Giftware – Garmin
Product: Garmin quatix 6X Solar
Footwear – Under Armour
Product: UA Micro G Kilchis
Eyewear – Costa Del Mar, Inc.
Lifestyle Apparel for Women – Simms Fishing Products
Product: Women’s Challenger Jacket and Bib
Lifestyle Apparel for Men – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Saba Recycled Seam-Free Boardshorts
Technical Apparel – Warm Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Diffuse Air-0 Mesh Fishing Shorts
Technical Apparel – Cold Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Reaper Windproof 3-Layer Softshell Jacket
Soft and Hard Coolers – YETI
Product: Roadie 24
Electronics – Humminbird
Product: CoastMaster Charts
Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools – Line Cutterz as Seen on Shark Tank
Product: Line Cutterz Dual Hybrid Micro Scissor
Fly Fishing Accessory – Plano Synergy
Product: Frabill Floating Trout nets
Fishing Accessory – American Tackle Company
Product: Tsuka Handle System
Kids’ Tackle – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Abu Garcia Gen Ike EZ Cast Baitcast Combo
Terminal Tackle – Rapala
Product: VMC Crossover Rings
Tackle Management – Plano Synergy
Product: Plano EDGE Flex
Ice Fishing – Rapala
Product: StrikeMaster Lithium 24V
Fishing Line – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Berkley FluoroShield
Freshwater Soft Lure – A Band of Anglers
Product: Hyperlastics Dartprop Pro SK
Freshwater Hard Lure – Z-Man Fishing Products
Product: ChatterBait JackHammer StealthBlade
Saltwater Soft Lure – 13 Fishing
Product: The Mullet
Saltwater Hard Lure – Shimano North America Fishing, Inc.
Product: SP-Orca 150 Flash Boost – Blue Sardine Color (XUS15TEBS)
Fly Fishing Rod – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Hardy Zane Pro
Freshwater Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Legend Xtreme spinning XFS76MF
Saltwater Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Mojo Inshore JIC79XHMF
Rod & Reel Combo – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Abu Garcia Virtual Casting Combo
Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Hardy Ultradisc UDLA Reel
Freshwater Reel – Shimano North America Fishing, Inc.
Product: Vanford 2500 Spinning Reel (VF2500HGF)
Saltwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: PENN Battle III Reels
Click here for more information released about products announced during ICAST 2020.