Garmin, and its "Force" Trolling Motor has won "Best of Show" in the ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase.
The Force Trolling Motor was selected from the 29 "Best of Category" winners. Garmin took top honors in the Boating Accessories category.
The New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, is a once-a-year opportunity to see the latest and greatest innovations in tackle, gear, apparel and other products that enhance the on-the-water experience.
The "Best of Show" and "Best of Category" winners were selected by credentialed buyers and media from around the world who vote in the New Product Showcase. ICAST 2019 drew a record 1,004 entries entered by 303 companies.
ICAST 2019, produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), is the largest sportfishing trade show in the world. ICAST is in its 62nd year.
The ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase "Best of Category" Award Winners are as follows:
- Boating Accessories - Garmin USA, Force Trolling Motor
- Boats and Watercraft - Hobie, Mirage ProAngler 14 with 360 Drive Technology
- Eyewear - Costa Del Mar, Inc., WaterWoman
- Footwear - Frogg Toggs, Skipper
- Giftware - 13 Fishing, Fillet Table Beverage Management SystemLifestyle Apparel - AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company, Yurei Air-O-Mesh Performance Shirt
- Technical Apparel - Cold Weather - Simms Fishing Products, M's G4ZÆ Stockingfoot Wader
- Technical Apparel - Warm Weather - AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company, Overboard Submersible Shorts
- Ice Fishing - Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc., Ice Helix 7 Chirp GPS G3N All-Season
- Cooler and Bait/Storage - Plano Synergy, Frabill Magnum Bait Station 30
- Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools - Bubba, 110V Electric Fillet Knife
- Electronics - Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc., MEGA 360 Imaging
- Fly Fishing Accessory - Simms Fishing Products, Dry Creek Z Sling Pack
- Fishing Accessory - American Tackle Company, MW20 Finesse Set
- Fishing Line - PowerPro, Moon Shine Braid
- Kids' Tackle - Anything Possible Brands, The Bumblebee by ProFISHiency
- Tackle Management - Plano Synergy, Plano EDGE
- Terminal Tackle - Rapala, VMC Bladed Hybrid Treble Short
- Freshwater Soft Lure - Lunkerhunt, Phantom Spider
- Saltwater Soft Lure - LIVETARGET, Slow-Roll Shiner
- Freshwater Hard Lure - LIVETARGET, Erratic Shiner
- Saltwater Hard Lure - LIVETARGET, Flutter Sardine
- Freshwater Reel - Shimano, SLX DC Baitcasting Reels
- Saltwater Reel - Shimano, Stradic FL Spinning Reel
- Fly Reel - SEiGLER Reels, SF (Small Fly)
- Freshwater Rod - St. Croix of Park Falls, Mojo Bass Glass MGC72HM Rip N' Chatter Rod
- Saltwater Rod - St. Croix of Park Falls, Avid Surf VSS80MMF
- Fly Fishing Rod - St. Croix of Park Falls, Imperial Salt IS908.4
- Rod & Reel Combo - Lew's Fishing, Lew's Mach Smash Baitcast Combo