Days After Brand Launch, Cuda Fishing Tools Receive Recognition at ICAST 2014

Cuda Logo Cuda Grip & Scale voted Best in Show in ICAST’s Fishsmart CategoryIn a sea of new products featured in this year’s New Product Showcase during the annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, one product stood out amongst the others in the FishSmart Tackle Category – the Cuda Grip & Scale.

This year, 253 companies entered over 700 tackle products and accessories into 24 categories in the New Product Showcase, all vying for the overall ICAST 2014 “Best of Show” award. Cuda’s very own Grip & Scale was entered into the category of FishSmart Tackle, eventually taking home the category’s title of Best in Show.

11.5 Cuda Grip & ScaleThe 11.5″ Cuda Grip & Scale is designed with an Aluminum Alloy structure, widely used in marine-based tools for its strength, rigidity and corrosion resistance. The Grip & Scale also features an integrated 50-pound scale, as well as the line’s signature non-slip Cuda scale patterned grip.

ICAST marked the official brand launch of Cuda, a line of knives and tools dedicated to fresh and saltwater fishing, which were developed and tested in tandem with professional fishermen in fresh and saltwater environments to ensure the highest quality and reliability.

“We are honored to be recognized with a Best of Show ICAST award. The Cuda line has been in development for nearly three years, so to be recognized for our team’s dedication is extremely pleasing. We’re very excited about the Cuda line – fishing is our passion and we are thrilled to be able to take our fishing knowledge and combine it with our cutting and material technologies to create a true departure in fishing tools. We’re just getting started.”ICAST 2014 1

Captain Rick Constantine, Cuda Fishing Tools

In addition to the Grip & Scale, the Cuda line offers a diverse range of fishing tools, all backed by a lifetime warranty, including: snips, wire cutters and pliers; knives; skin grippers; sharpeners and sheaths; scissors and shears; as well as de-hookers, tag sticks and harpoons.

To learn more about the Cuda line of fishing tools, visit

About Cuda®

Cuda fishing knives and tools are specifically designed for rigorous inshore, offshore and freshwater fishing. The Cuda brand has partnered with six professional fishermen to be Cuda Pros, each hand-picked for their fishing accomplishments and dedication to the fishing community. Cuda Pros provide their professional insight and knowledge to ensure each Cuda product lives up to its reputation. For more information on the Cuda line and to learn more about the Cuda Pros, visit