Skip to main content Skip to main content

'Best of Show' Award Winners at ICAST 2015

eddlyline wins 'Best of Show' during the world's largest sportfishing trade show

'Best of Show' Award Winners at ICAST 2015
'Best of Show' Award Winners at ICAST 2015

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. – The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is being held July 14 – 17, at the Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry’s trade association, ICAST - in its 58th year as the industry’s trade show – is the annual destination for the global recreational fishing industry. More than 12,000 representatives from the global sportfishing industry are in Orlando to see the latest innovations in tackle, gear, accessories and apparel.

The single most important feature for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase. The New Product Showcase 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 in 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.

Making up a special section of ICAST’s half a million gross square feet show floor, the New Product Showcase provides special visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories.


Best of Show Awards

This year, first time exhibitor eddyline kayaks and their C-135 YakAttack Edition, was voted by buyers and media as the best product in both the Boat category and the overall “Best of Show.”


“We are still a family-owned company, after 44 years,” said Tom Remsing, eddyline kayaks Sales manager. “With limited resources and a lot of drive, our staff worked very hard to bring this product to fruition. It’s an honor to win the Best of Show.”

This year’s New Product Showcase winner’s also included first-time ICAST exhibitors Under Armour, Lifeshirt, RinseKit and YOLOtek.

“I congratulate all of the winners and everyone who participated in the New Product Showcase. Every year it’s amazing to see all the creativity and ingenuity our member companies use to add curiosity, excitement and discovery to the adventure of fishing,” said ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman. “I also thank Fishing Tackle Retailer for their sponsorship of this important event.”

The ICAST 2015 “Best of Show” awards were presented on Wednesday, July 15, during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception at the Orange County Convention Center.




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

Best of Show  Freshwater Rod – G. Loomis, Inc.
Product: E6X Bass


Best of Show  Saltwater Rod – St. Croix Rods
Product: Avid Inshore

Best of Show  Fly Fishing Rod – St. Croix Rods
Product: Mojo Bass Fly

Best of Show  Freshwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation
Product: STRADIC C3000HG-K

Best of Show  Saltwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: PENN Clash

Best of Show  Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: New Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel

Best of Show  Hard Lure – Savage Gear
Product: Hard Shrimp

Best of Show  Soft Lure – Koppers Fishing
Product: LIVETARGET Hollow Body Sunfish

Best of Show – Lifestyle Apparel – Under Armour, Inc.
Product: UA Storm Covert Pant

Best of Show – Technical Apparel – Lifeshirt
Product: Aegis Lifeshirt

Best of Show  Boating Accessories – YETI Coolers
Product: YETI Hopper 20

Best of Show – Boats  eddyline kayaks
Product: eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition

Best of Show – Combo – Lew’s Fishing Tackle
Product: Mach 1 Combo

Best of Show – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors
Product: Humminbird HELIX 7 SI

Best of Show  Eyewear – Costa
Product: Rooster

Best of Show  Fishing Accessory – RinseKit
Product: RinseKit

Best of Show – FishSmart – Release Ruler
Product: Freshwater Release Rulers

Best of Show  Fly Fishing Accessory – Simms Fishing Products
Product: G3 Guide Stockingfoot

Best of Show – Footwear – Simms Fishing Products
Product: Current Shoes

Best of Show – Giftware – YOLOtek
Product:PowerStick

Best of Show  Kids’ Tackle – Steinhauser, LLC
Product: Tangle-FREE Combo

Best of Show – Line – PowerPro
Product: Maxcuatro

Best of Show  Tackle Management – Eposeidon Outdoor Adventures, Inc.
Product: KastKing Rack ‘em Up Rod Racks

Best of Show  Terminal Tackle – Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle
Product: Lazer Sharp Fillet Knife

ICAST 2016 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., July 12 – 15, 2016.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

The Modern Air Rifle: Fun & Collectible Air Guns

The Modern Air Rifle: Fun & Collectible Air Guns

If you're looking to pick up a bit of history, Umarex has a line of some of the coolest historical replica air guns ever done. They look, feel and function like the original version. And they're a whole lot more fun to shoot.

Beyond the Bait: How to Choose and Fish Crankbaits for Smallmouth

Beyond the Bait: How to Choose and Fish Crankbaits for Smallmouth

Crankbaits excel for smallmouth bass not only in lakes and reservoirs but also in waters with current, such as rivers. Fishing a crankbait is straightforward, but there's more to it than just casting and reeling. In this episode of Beyond the Bait, we'll go over how to choose the right crankbait based on water depth and other conditions, as well as how to fish it effectively for smallmouth bass.

Crash Course: How to Fish Swim Jigs for Bass in Heavy Cover

Crash Course: How to Fish Swim Jigs for Bass in Heavy Cover

The swim jig is a big-bass lure in a small package; learn how to fish it now.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Game & Fish App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Game & Fish stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now