ICAST 2016 New Product Showcase Winners

New Product Showcase “Best of Show” Winners

Making up a special section of the 650,000 gross square foot show floor, the ICAST New Product Showcase provides special visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories.

This year, the New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, had more than 1,000 tackle products and accessories were entered by more than 240 companies into 24 “Best of Show” categories in the New Product Showcase, all vying for the overall ICAST 2016 “Best of Show” award. 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 2016 New Product Showcase.

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

Best of Show
Johnson Outdoors – MINN KOTA
MINN KOTA ULTREX

Legend Glass RodBest Freshwater Rod
St. Croix Rods
Legend Glass Rod
Lew’s Mach Speed Stick/Inshore RodBest Saltwater Rod
Lew’s Fishing Tackle
Lew’s Mach Speed Stick/Inshore Rod
SOLE Best Fly Fishing Rod
St. Croix Rods
SOLE
Team Lew’s Custom Pro SLPBest Freshwater Reel
Lew’s Fishing Tackle
Team Lew’s Custom Pro SLP
PENN SLAMMER IIIBest Saltwater Reel
Pure Fishing, Inc.
PENN SLAMMER III
Pflueger President Fly Reel Best Fly Fishing Reel
Pure Fishing, Inc.
Pflueger President Fly Reel
3D Suicide DuckBest Hard Lure
Savage Gear
3D Suicide Duck
Longtail Flippy FloppyBest Soft Lure
Squidnation
Longtail Flippy Floppy
Men’s UA Fish Stalker SSBest Lifestyle Apparel
Under Armour, Inc.
Men’s UA Fish Stalker SS
Frabill I-Float Suit Best Technical Apparel
Plano Synergy
Frabill I-Float Suit
MINN KOTA ULTREXBest Boating Accessory
Johnson Outdoors – MINN KOTA
MINN KOTA ULTREX
Old Town Predator PDL Best Boat
Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, Inc.
Old Town Predator PDL
Mach II Speed Spool Combo Best Rod and Reel Combo
Lew’s Fishing Tackle
Mach II Speed Spool Combo
 HELIX 10 SI Best Electronics
Johnson Outdoors – Humminbird
HELIX 10 SI
RafaelBest Eyewear
Costa Sunglasses
Rafael
Hopper Flip 12 Best Fishing Accessory
YETI Coolers
Hopper Flip 12
EGO Kryptek S1 Genesis Medium Clear Landing Net Best Fishsmart Product
Adventure Products
EGO Kryptek S1 Genesis Medium Clear
Landing Net
Retractable Fly Box Best Fly Fishing Accessory
Boomerang
Retractable Fly Box
Flats Wading Boots Best Footwear
Shimano American Corporation
Flats Wading Boots
Weego Jump Starter 44 Best Giftware
Weego
Weego Jump Starter 44
48” Starter Rod CombosBest Kids’ Tackle
Steinhauser, LLC
48” Starter Rod Combos
P-Line Tactical Fluorocarbon Best Fishing Line
G. Pucci & Sons, Inc.
P-Line Tactical Fluorocarbon
Cobra Garage Door Storage Rack Best Tackle Management
Cobra Garage Door Storage
Cobra Garage Door Storage Rack
DropShot/Live Bait/Finesse HookBest Terminal Tackle
Trapper Tackle
DropShot/Live Bait/Finesse Hook