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ICAST announces 30 Best of Category winners

ICAST announces 30 Best of Category winners

ICAST 2021 “Best of Category” winners were announced Wednesday night during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception. The winners in 30 product categories were selected by credentialed buyers and media who voted for the best of the new product entries.

One of the most popular featured events at ICAST, the New Product Showcase is a once-a-year opportunity to see the latest and greatest innovations all in one place. This year, 686 new products were entered by 218 companies.

“I want to congratulate the ICAST 2021 Best of Category winners whose creative ideas and hard work contribute to the innovative spirit that keeps our industry growing,” said ASA President Glenn Hughes. “I also say thank you to all our member companies who submitted products for judging and are donating their products to Keep America Fishing.”

Hundreds of New Product Showcase entries have been donated to the upcoming online auction to support Keep America Fishing, ASA’s angler advocacy effort to help ensure the right to fish.

All New Product Showcase entries are available for viewing on the ICAST website and on the ICAST app for Apple and Android devices.

CATEGORY WINNERS

> Boating Accessories – Plano Molding
Product: Frabill Ultralight Conservation Net

> Boats and Watercraft – BOTE
Product: LONO Aero + APEX Pedal Drive

> Giftware – HitchFire
Product: HitchFire Forge 15

> Footwear – XTRATUF
Product: Ankle Deck Boot Sport

> Eyewear – Costa Del Mar, Inc.
Product: Untangled Collection: New Frames Made from Old Nets

> Lifestyle Apparel for Women – AFTCO
Product: Women's Fields Utility Overall

> Lifestyle Apparel for Men – AFTCO
Product: Rescue Regenerated Fishing Shorts

> Warm Weather Technical Apparel – AFTCO
Product: Adapt Tactical Phase Change Hooded Shirt

> Cold Weather Technical Apparel – AFTCO
Product: Barricade Elite 4L Waterproof System

> Soft and Hard Coolers – Plano Molding
Product: Frabill Universal Bait Station

> Best of CategoryElectronics – Humminbird
Product: MEGA Live Imaging

> Cutlery, Hand Pliers/Tools – Bubba
Product: Pro Series Cordless Electric Fillet Knife

> Fly Fishing Accessory – Plano Molding
Product: EDGE Micro Magnetic Fly Box

> Fishing Accessory – Kahuna Wagons
Product: Sidekick Fishing & Beach Wagon

> Kid’s Tackle – Anything Possible Brands
Product: ProFISHiency NERF 5FT 6IN Micro Spin Cast Combo

> Tackle Management – Plano Molding
Product: Atlas Tackle Pack

> Terminal Tackle – Sharkbanz Fishing
Product: The Zeppelin - World's First Shark Deterrent Tackle

> Ice Fishing – Garmin
Product: LiveScope Ice Fishing Bundle LI

> Fishing Line – Seaguar
Product: BasiX

> Freshwater Soft Lure – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Berkley PowerBait Gilly

> Freshwater Hard Lure – Rather Outdoors
Product: Strike King Chick Magnet Flat-Sided Crank Bait

> Saltwater Soft Lure – Savage Gear USA, Inc.
Product: Duratech Crab

> Saltwater Hard Lure – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Berkley Choppo Saltwater

> Fly Fishing Rod – G. Loomis
Product: NRX T2S 8810-2

> Freshwater Rod – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Abu Garcia Zenon Rod

> Saltwater Rod – Bull Bay Tackle Company
Product: Banshee Rod - Bull Bay Rod

> Rod and Reel Combo – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Abu Garcia Veritas Baitcast Combo

> Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Greys Tital Fly Reel

> Freshwater Reel – Daiwa Corporation
Product: Zillion SV TW

> Saltwater Reel – Daiwa Corporation
Product: Saltist MQ

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