Latest tackle revealed at ICAST

THE world’s largest sportfishing trade show, ICAST, has been held this week in the US at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to Sportfishing magazine this year’s New Product Showcase highlighting innovative sport fishing products, accessories and apparel via the “Best of Show” awards, received more than 700 items entered by nearly 200 companies.

This year, the JL Marine Systems’ Power-Pole Micro Anchor was voted by buyers and media as the best product in both the Boating Accessory category and the overall “Best of Show.”

“The quality and ingenuity of the new products that are unveiled at the New Product Showcase continue to amaze me,” said Mike Nussman, American Sportfishing Association’s president and CEO.

The ICAST 2013 Best of Show awards were presented on Wednesday, July 10, during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception.

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Three lures in one – The Best of Show Hard Lure at ICAST 2013 was the innovative Livetarget Baitball from Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation.

Australia’s version of ICAST – the Australian Fishing Trade Associations’ (AFTA) annual fishing and outdoor show – is being held on the Gold Coast in late August. This event gives local tackle retailers and the fishing media the chance to see the latest fishing tackle and related products that will hit the Australian market later in the year.  Stay tuned to for all the details.  

The winners at ICAST 2013 were:

Overall Best of Show – JL Marine Systems, Inc.
Product – Power-Pole Micro Anchor

Best of Show – Apparel – Shimano American Corportion
Product – Dryfender Insulated Raingear

Best of Show – Boating Accessory – JL Marine Systems, Inc.
Product – Power-Pole Mirco Anchor

Best of Show – Boats – Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, Inc.
Product – Predator 13

Best of Show – Combo – 13 Fishing
Product – White Out

Best of Show – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors
Product – Humminbird Bow Mount 360 Imaging

Best of Show – Eyewear – Costa
Product – Tuna Alley

Best of Show – Fishing Accessory – American Tackle Company
Product – Tidal Wave-Micro Wave System

Best of Show – Fishsmart Tackle – Foreverlast, Inc.
Product – G2 Floating Wading Net

Best of Show – Fly Fishing Accessory – Columbia Sportswear
Product – Henry’s Fork V Vest

Best of Show – Fly Fishing Reel – Beam Outdoors
Product – Elite 21 Reel

Best of Show – Fly Fishing Rod – G. Loomis, Inc.
Product – PRO4x

Best of Show – Freshwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation
Product – CHRONARCH C14+

Best of Show – Freshwater Rod – G. Loomis, Inc.
Product – NRX Umbrella Rig

Best of Show – Giftware – Rapala
Product – Original Floating Bottle Opener

Best of Show – Kids’ Tackle – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product – Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Youth Combo

Best of Show – Line – PowerPro
Product – PowerPro Zero-Impact

Best of Show – Hard Lure – Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation
Product – LIVETARGET Baitball

Best of Show – Soft Lure – Lunkerhunt
Product – Lunker Frog

Best of Show – Saltwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation
Product – Stella SW 30000

Best of Show – Saltwater Rod – St. Croix Rods
Product – Legend Xtreme Inshore

Best of Show – Tackle Management – Plano Molding Company
Product – 3700 Guide Series Tackle Bag

Best of Show – Terminal Tackle – Mustad
Product – Grip-Pin Swim

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