ICAST 2018 Best of Category and Best of Show

The New Product Showcase at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades last week in Orlando yielded 25 Best in Category winners, and one Best of Show. Florida Sportsman got a closeup look at the winners and made a few notes.

Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry’s trade association, ICAST – in its 61th year as the association’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.

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, 974 products, accessories and apparel were entered by 331 companies into 25 categories, all vying for the overall ICAST 2018 Best of Show award.

“My congratulations go to all of the winners and everyone who participated in the New Product Showcase,” said ASA President Glenn Hughes. “Remember, there are also 949 products that also deserve recognition. This year, for the first time, all the New Product Showcase entries are available for viewing on ICASTfishing.org and on the ICAST app under the Exhibitor listings. I urge you to check them out.”

2018 ICAST New Product Showcase Best of Category Award Winners

    Here, in LiveScope Forward mode, you can see a school of tarpon that’s roughly five to ten feet deep at about five to fifteen feet ahead of the boat.

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