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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 Spinning Combo

With his “Never Give Up” attitude, professional bass angler Mike Iaconelli and Abu Garcia®, have been hard at work developing a full offering of “Ike approved” products for young anglers just learning to fish all the way up to youth anglers with more advanced skill levels.  The series takes into account versatility and skills growth for aspiring anglers and includes the Abu Garcia Ike Dude Spincast and Spinning combos for beginners starting as early as age 8, the Gen Ike…

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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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Penn Battle III Reel

Long recognized for their undeniable strength, smoothness, and durability, the PENN® Battle® spinning reels are revered by saltwater anglers and feared by the fish they meet. The introduction of the next generation, the new Battle III, has been met with great acclaim, including its recent award for Best Saltwater Reel 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…

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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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