New Product Showcase “Best of Show” Winners

Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry’s trade association, ICAST – in its 60th year as the industry’s trade show – is the annual destination for representatives from the global recreational fishing industry to see the latest innovations in tackle, gear, accessories and apparel.

ICAST 2017 New Product Showcase Best of Show Winners

One of the most important features for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase. The New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, embodies the sportfishing industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the New Product Showcase awards competition.

This year, 1263 products, accessories and apparel were entered by 280 companies into 26 “Best of Category” awards in the New Product Showcase, all vying for the overall ICAST 2017 “Best of Show” award. This year, the Lure category was divided into hard and soft Freshwater and Saltwater lures.

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.

ICAST 2017 New Product Showcase Best of Show BOTEBest of Show

LoadOut BucketBest Boating Accessory
YETI Coolers
LoadOut Bucket
RoverBest Boats and Watercraft
The Sunrise Mirror LensBest Eyewear
Costa Sunglasses
The Sunrise Mirror Lens
AttackBest Footwear
Huk Performance Fishing
Fish Prints – Actual SizeBest Giftware
The Catch and Release Print Shop
Fish Prints – Actual Size
Prym1 Series Pilot II Jacket & BibsBest Lifestyle Apparel
Frogg Toggs
Prym1 Series Pilot II Jacket & Bibs
Sierran Transition WaderBest Technical Apparel
Frogg Toggs
Sierran Transition Wader
SOLIX 15 CHIRP MEGA SI GPSBest Electronics
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
YETI Penga DuffelBest Fishing Accessory
YETI Coolers
Penga Duffel
G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot WaderBest Fly Fishing Accessory
G3 Guide™
Stockingfoot Wader
Berkley Fireline Ultra 8Best Fishing Line
Pure Fishing Inc.
Berkley Fireline Ultra 8
2017 Flounder Sample PackBest Fishsmart Product
Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle
2017 Flounder Sample Pack
Ambition ComboBest Kids’ Tackle
13 Fishing
Ambition Combo
Tactical BackpackBest Tackle Management
Daiwa Corporation
Tactical Backpack
Trapper Round Bend TrebleBest Terminal Tackle
Trapper Tackle
Trapper Round Bend Treble
Savage Gear 3D Topwater BatBest Freshwater Hard Lure
Okuma Fishing Tackle Corp.
Savage Gear 3D Topwater Bat
X-Rap Magnum 40Best Saltwater Hard Lure
X-Rap Magnum 40
Prop SeriesBest Freshwater Soft Lure
Lunkerhunt LP
Prop Series
Hollow Body MulletBest Saltwater Soft Lure
Hollow Body Mullet
Pflueger Supreme QRS Fly ReelBest Fly Fishing Reel
Pure Fishing, Inc.
Pflueger Supreme QRS Fly Reel
Curado K Baitcasting ReelsBest Freshwater Reel
Shimano American Corp.
Curado K Baitcasting Reels
Sustain Reels C4000/5000Best Saltwater Reel
Shimano American Corp.
Sustain Reels C4000/5000
Mach Crush Speed Spool ComboBest Rod and Reel Combo
Lew’s Fishing Tackle
Mach Crush Speed Spool Combo
IMX-Pro Fly RodBest Fly Fishing Rod
G. Loomis, Inc.
IMX-Pro Fly Rod
Fate BlackBest Freshwater Rod
13 Fishing
Fate Black
Legend Tournament InshoreBest Saltwater Rod
St. Croix Rods
Legend Tournament Inshore