July 15-18

The ICAST 2013 New Product Showcase Winners!

Making up a special section of ICAST's show floor, the New Product Showcase gives the industry’s latest innovations special visibility during the show.

This year the New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, featured hundreds of new products from close to 200 companies. The products, making their marketplace debut, vied for honors of “Best of Show” in 22 categories including the highly coveted overall “Best of Show.” Buyers and media representatives judged the products based on their level of innovation, execution, workmanship and practicality.

See below for the list of winners and categories. Please click on each photo for more information about the product and a company contact. All product descriptions were provided by the product manufacturer to accompany their entries into the ICAST 2013 New Product Showcase.

Please click on each photo for more information about the product and a company contact.

Best of Show & Best Boating Accessory
JL Marine Systems, Inc.
Power-Pole Micro Anchor

Best Apparel

Shimano American Corporation
Dryfender Insulated Raingear

Best Boat
Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, Inc.
Predator 13

Best Combo
13 Fishing
White Out

Best Electronics
Johnson Outdoors

Hummingbird Bow Mount
360 Imaging

Best Eyewear
COSTA Sunglasses

Tuna Alley

Best Fishing Accessory
American Tackle Company
Tidal Wave-MicroWave System

Best Fishsmart Tackle
Foreverlast, Inc.
G2 Floating Wading Net

Best Fly Fishing Accessory
Columbia Sportswear
Henry's Fork V Vest

Best Fly Reel
Beam Outdoors
Elite 21 Reel

Best Fly Rod
G. Loomis, Inc.


Best Freshwater Reel
Shimano American Corporation

Best Freshwater Rod
G. Loomis, Inc.
NRX Umbrella Rig

Best Giftware
Original Floating Bottle Opener

Best Kid's Tackle
Pure Fishing, Inc.

Ugly Stik GX2 Youth Combo

Best Line

PowerPro Zero-Impact

Best Hard Lure
Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation

Best Soft Lure
Lunker Frog


Best Saltwater Reel
Shimano American Corporation
Stella SW 30000

Best Saltwater Rod
St. Croix Rods

Legend Xtreme Inshore

Best Tackle Management
Plano Molding Company
3700 Guide Series Tackle Bag

Best Terminal Tackle