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ICAST 2020 Best of Category Winners

30 awards presented (virtually) from the New Product Showcase.

ICAST 2020 Best of Category Winners

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ICAST 2020 Online, the annual sport fishing trade show being held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, named 30 best-of-category winners Wednesday night from its New Product Showcase.

In all, ­­­­­­434 new products were entered by more than 180 companies.

Each of the 30 winners are eligible for the Best of Show award, to be announced Friday morning.

All New Product Showcase entries and Best of Category winners are available for viewing through the ICAST website and on the ICAST 2020 Online app.


(From American Sportfishing Association news release)

Boating Accessories: Minn Kota; Raptor Shallow Water Anchor

Boats and Watercraft: Johnson Outdoors Watercraft; Old Town Sportsman Autopilot

Giftware: Garmin; Garmin Quatix® 6X Solar

Footwear: Under Armour; UA Micro G Kilchis

Eyewear: Costa Del Mar, Inc.; Ferg

Lifestyle Apparel for Women: Simms Fishing Products; Women’s Challenger Jacket and Bib


Lifestyle Apparel for Men: AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company; Saba Recycled Seam-Free Boardshorts

Technical Apparel: Warm Weather: AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company; Diffuse Air-0 Mesh® Fishing Shorts

Technical Apparel: Cold Weather: AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company; Reaper Windproof 3-Layer Softshell Jacket

Soft and Hard Coolers: YETI; Roadie 24

Electronics: Humminbird; CoastMaster Charts

Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools: Line Cutterz as Seen on Shark Tank; Line Cutterz Dual Hybrid Micro Scissor

Fly Fishing Accessory: Plano Synergy; Frabill Floating Trout nets

Fishing Accessory: American Tackle Company; Tsuka Handle System

Kids’ Tackle: Pure Fishing, Inc.; Abu Garcia Gen Ike EZ Cast Baitcast Combo

Terminal Tackle: Rapala; VMC CROSSOVER RINGS

Tackle Management: Plano Synergy; Plano EDGE FLEX


Fishing Line: Pure Fishing, Inc.; Berkley FluoroShield

Freshwater Soft Lure: A Band of Anglers; Hyperlastics Dartprop Pro SK

Freshwater Hard Lure: Z-Man Fishing Products; ChatterBait® JackHammer™ StealthBlade™

Saltwater Soft Lure: 13 Fishing; The Mullet

Saltwater Hard Lure: Shimano North America Fishing, Inc.; SP-Orca 150 Flash Boost – Blue Sardine Color

Fly Fishing Rod: Pure Fishing, Inc.; Hardy Zane Pro

Freshwater Rod: St. Croix of Park Falls; Legend Xtreme spinning XFS76MF

Saltwater Rod: St. Croix of Park Falls; Mojo Inshore JIC79XHMF

Rod & Reel Combo: Pure Fishing, Inc.; Abu Garcia Virtual Casting Combo

Fly Reel : Pure Fishing, Inc.; Hardy Ultradisc UDLA Reel

Freshwater Reel: Shimano North America Fishing, Inc.; Vanford 2500 Spinning Reel

Saltwater Reel: Pure Fishing, Inc.; PENN Battle III Reels

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