ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase Best of Category Award Winners
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Best of Show Winner

Garmin, and its Force™ Trolling Motor, has won “Best of Show” in the ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase.

(L to R): Carly Hysell, PR Manager; David Dunn, Director of Marine Sales; Glenn Hughes, ASA President

 

The Force™ Trolling Motor was selected from the 29 “Best of Category” winners announced Wednesday night, July 10, during the New Product Showcase “Best of Category” Awards Reception, sponsored by SiOnyx. Garmin took top honors in the Boating Accessories category.

Best of Category Winners

Best of Category – Boating Accessories – Garmin USA
Product: Force™ Trolling Motor
Contact: Carly Hysell

Best of Category – Boats and Watercraft – Hobie
Product: Mirage ProAngler 14 with 360 Drive Technology
Contact: Sean Douglas

Best of Category – Eyewear – Costa Del Mar, Inc.
Product: WaterWoman
Contact: Heather Miller

Best of Category – Footwear – Frogg Toggs
Product: Skipper
Contact: Missy Thompson

Best of Category – Giftware – 13 Fishing 
Product: Fillet Table Beverage Management System
Contact: Stacie Lowe

Best of Category – Lifestyle Apparel – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Yurei Air-O-Mesh Performance Shirt
Contact: Denny Le

Best of Category – Technical Apparel – Cold Weather – Simms Fishing Products
Product: M’s G4Z® Stockingfoot Wader
Contact: John Frazier 

Best of Category – Technical Apparel – Warm Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Overboard Submersible Shorts
Contact: Denny Le

Best of Category – Ice Fishing – Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Product: Ice Helix 7 Chirp GPS G3N All-Season
Contact: Sandra Galis

Best of Category – Cooler and Bait/Storage – Plano Synergy
Product: Frabill Magnum Bait Station 30
Contact: Angelica Vazquez

Best of Category – Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools – Bubba
Product: 110V Electric Fillet Knife
Contact: Logan Waddell

Best of Category – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Product: MEGA 360 Imaging
Contact: Sandra Galis

Best of Category – Fly Fishing Accessory – Simms Fishing Products
Product: Dry Creek® Z Sling Pack
Contact: John Frazier 

Best of Category – Fishing Accessory – American Tackle Company
Product: MW20 Finesse Set
Contact: Darrin Heim

Best of Category – Fishing Line – PowerPro
Product: Moon Shine Braid
Contact: John Mazurkiewicz

Best of Category – Kids’ Tackle – Anything Possible Brands
Product: The Bumblebee by ProFISHiency
Contact: Jason Bauer

Best of Category – Tackle Management – Plano Synergy
Product: Plano EDGE
Contact: Angelica Vazquez

Best of Category – Terminal Tackle – Rapala
Product: VMC Bladed Hybrid Treble Short
Contact: Julia Lindberg

Best of Category – Freshwater Soft Lure – Lunkerhunt
Product: Phantom Spider
Contact: Jesse Bleeman

Best of Category – Saltwater Soft Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Slow-Roll Shiner
Contact: Susan Koppers

Best of Category – Freshwater Hard Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Erratic Shiner
Contact: Susan Koppers

Best of Category – Saltwater Hard Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Flutter Sardine
Contact: Susan Koppers

Best of Category – Freshwater Reel – Shimano
Product: SLX DC Baitcasting Reels
Contact: John Mazurkiewicz

Best of Category – Saltwater Reel – Shimano
Product: Stradic FL Spinning Reel
Contact: John Mazurkiewicz

Best of Category – Fly Reel – SEiGLER Reels
Product: SF (Small Fly)
Contact: Liz Seigler

Best of Category – Freshwater Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Mojo Bass Glass MGC72HM Rip N’ Chatter Rod
Contact: Rich Belanger

Best of Category – Saltwater Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Avid Surf VSS80MMF
Contact: Rich Belanger

Best of Category – Fly Fishing Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Imperial Salt IS908.4
Contact: Rich Belanger

Best of Category – Rod & Reel Combo – Lew’s Fishing 
Product: Lew’s Mach Smash Baitcast Combo
Contact: Tony Mehrl

2019 Runners Up

 

Best of Category – Boating Accessories – Lowrance
Product: Lowrance Ghost Trolling Motor
Contact: Stephanie Hunter

Best of Category Runner Up – Boats and Watercraft – Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, Inc.
Old Town Topwater 120 PDL
Contact: Kelly Nason

Best of Category Runner Up – Eyewear – Smith Optics
Product: Redding Sunglass with new ChromaPop Glass Green Mirror Lens
Contact: Kate Gaeir

Best of Category Runner Up – Footwear – Huk Performance Fishing
Product: HUK Mako
Contact: Al Perkinson

Best of Category Runner Up – Giftware – Garmin USA
Product: Garmin MARQ™ Captain
Contact: Carly Hysell

Best of Category Runner Up – Lifestyle Apparel – Hook & Tackle
Product: Iztapa Performance Fishing Shirt
Contact: Stan Rudman

Best of Category Runner Up – Technical Apparel – Cold Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Women’s Reaper Technical Fleece
Contact: Denny Le

Best of Category Runner Up – Technical Apparel – Warm Weather – Striker Brands
Product: eVolve Rainwear
Contact: Mike Anselmo

Best of Category Runner Up – Ice Fishing – Fish Monkey Fishing Gloves and Gear
Product: Fish Monkey Yeti Premium Ice Fishing Glove
Contact: Tim Mossberg

Best of Category Runner Up – Cooler and Bait/Storage – Wyld Gear
Product: The Wyld Gear Dually Cooler
Contact: Logan Robbins

Best of Category Runner Up – Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools – KastKing
Product: KastKing Spartacus Knives
Contact: Scott Thomas

Best of Category Runner Up – Electronics – Garmin USA
Product: Garmin ECHOMAP™ Ultra 126sv
Contact: Carly Hysell

Best of Category Runner Up – Fly Fishing Accessory – Yakima Racks
Product: DoubleHaul – Rooftop Fly Rod Carrier
Contact: Garrett Barnum

Best of Category Runner Up – Fishing Accessory – Scotty
Product: 111 Kayak Fishing Starter Pack
Contact: Eric Scott

Best of Category Runner Up – Fishing Line – Rapala
Product: Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon
Contact: Julia Lindberg

Best of Category Runner Up – Kids’ Tackle – Anything Possible Brands
Product: Steinhauser Green-Splat Pocket Combo
Contact: Jason Bauer

Best of Category Runner Up – Tackle Management – BUZBE
Product: COLONY 28 Modular Tackle Management System
Contact: Caleb Sutton

Best of Category Runner Up – Terminal Tackle – The Catch Company
Product: Googan Squad The Juicee Jig
Contact: Josh Slawkin

Best of Category Runner Up – Freshwater Soft Lure – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Berkley PowerBait The Champ Minnow
Contact: Heather Miller

Best of Category Runner Up – Saltwater Soft Lure – A Band Of Anglers
Product: Nat’ Shrimp
Contact: Brian Anderson

Best of Category Runner Up – Freshwater Hard Lure – Yo-Zuri America, Inc.
Product: 3DB Pencil
Contact: Chris Brown

Best of Category Runner Up – Saltwater Hard Lure – Savage Gear Americas
Product: 3D Octopus
Contact: Jose Chavez

Best of Category Runner Up – Freshwater Reel – Daiwa Corporation
Product: TATULA ELITE
Contact: Curt Arakawa

Best of Category Runner Up – Saltwater Reel – 13 Fishing
Product: Inception SZ
Contact: Stacie Lowe

Best of Category Runner Up – Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Pflueger Supreme Fly Reel
Contact:

Best of Category Runner Up – Freshwater Rod – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Abu Garcia Virtual Rod
Contact: Heather Miller

Best of Category Runner Up – Saltwater Rod – Shimano
Product: Shimano – Terez Rods
Contact: Amy Lee

Best of Category Runner Up – Fly Fishing Rod – Temple Fork Outfitters
Product: Axiom II-X
Contact: Nicholas Conklin

Best of Category Runner Up – Rod & Reel Combo – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Ugly Stik Carbon Baitcast Combo
Contact: Heather Miller