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In an era when so many awards are handed out for simply showing up, some honors still mean something. The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades’ (ICAST) New Product Showcase Awards recognize the best new fishing products in multiple categories each year. Voted on by attending product buyers and members of the sportfishing media, these “Best of Category” awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the fishing tackle industry and are fiercely competitive. Winning one of these prestigious awards isn’t…

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IKE Combo

 Abu Garcia®’s new Gen Ike EZ Cast Combo received the award for best new Kids’ Tackle product in the ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase, as voted on by members of the fishing media along with retailers and other members of the fishing industry. Winners of the category-specific awards were announced in conjunction with this year’s virtual ICAST, which saw all voting done online in the absence of an in-person trade show. With inspiration from professional angling superstar Mike Iaconelli, the…

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Virtual Casting Combo

With the Abu Garcia® Virtual rod quickly gaining a foothold in the small waters/small vessels angling communities as well as with those who wish to compete virtually against friends while fishing, the new Abu Garcia Virtual Casting Combo received the award for best new Rod-and-Reel Combo in the ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase. Voted on by members of the fishing media along with retailers and other members of the fishing industry, winners of the category-specific awards were announced in conjunction…

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Berkley FluoroShield

Berkley®’s new FluoroShield™ was voted the best new fishing line in the ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase, awards voted on by members of the fishing media, retailers and other members of the fishing industry. The New Product Showcase awards are presented annually in conjunction with ICAST, which was offered in a virtual setting this year in the absence of an in-person version of the trade show. No company knows more about the science behind fishing line than Berkley. Decades of…

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Minn Kota Raptor

Minn Kota®  took home the title in the  “Best Boating Accessories” category yesterday at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) thanks to its newly released Raptor™ shallow water anchor. Raptor was voted “Best Boating Accessories” by media and buyers during the American Sportfishing Association’s 2020 Virtual ICAST and New Product Showcase. Raptor is an exciting new addition to the company’s line of products designed to maximize boat control in any condition.  Entering the shallow water anchor market in…

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