ICAST 2019 Presents “Best of Show” Award Goes To Garmin

ICAST 2019 Presents “Best of Show” Award Goes To Garmin

Garmin, and its Force™ Trolling Motor, has won “Best of Show” in the ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase. The winner was announced today at 2:00 p.m. EDT, in the New Product Showcase at the Orange County Convention Center. The Force™ Trolling Motor was selected from the 29 “Best of Category” winners announced Wednesday night, July 10, during the New Product Showcase “Best of Category” Awards Reception, sponsored by SiOnyx. Garmin took top honors in the Boating Accessories category.

(L to R): Carly Hysell, PR Manager; David Dunn, Director of Marine Sales; Glenn Hughes, ASA President
The New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer/Decode, 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.

“My congratulations go to Garmin for winning this year’s top honors as “Best of Show” for ICAST 2019 with their Force™ Trolling Motor,” said ASA President Glenn Hughes. “Taking top honors at ICAST has a significant impact on every company who wins.”

Hughes further said, “I also want to thank everyone who participated in the New Product Showcase. The record number of products submitted this year really ratcheted up the competition as well as the visibility for all these new products. The high level of innovation is good for our industry and benefits the anglers and outdoors enthusiasts who buy and use them.”

Hughes also noted “Although we had more than a thousand entries, this is just a small fraction of the thousands of other innovations that can be found all across the vast show floor.”

All New Product Showcase entries are available for viewing on the ICAST website and on the ICAST app available for Apple and Android devices.

ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase “Best of Category” Award Winners

For product details, images and other information please contact the individual award winners’ contacts listed below.

Best of Category – Boating Accessories – Garmin USA
Product: Force™ Trolling Motor
Contact: Carly Hysell

Best of Category – Boats and Watercraft – Hobie
Product: Mirage ProAngler 14 with 360 Drive Technology
Contact: Sean Douglas

Best of Category – Eyewear – Costa Del Mar, Inc.
Product: WaterWoman
Contact: Heather Miller

Best of Category – Footwear – Frogg Toggs
Product: Skipper
Contact: Missy Thompson

Best of Category – Giftware – 13 Fishing
Product: Fillet Table Beverage Management System
Contact: Stacie Lowe

Best of Category – Lifestyle Apparel – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Yurei Air-O-Mesh Performance Shirt
Contact: Denny Le

Best of Category – Technical Apparel – Cold Weather – Simms Fishing Products
Product: M’s G4Z® Stockingfoot Wader
Contact: John Frazier

Best of Category – Technical Apparel – Warm Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Overboard Submersible Shorts
Contact: Denny Le

Best of Category – Ice Fishing – Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Product: Ice Helix 7 Chirp GPS G3N All-Season
Contact: Sandra Galis

Best of Category – Cooler and Bait/Storage – Plano Synergy
Product: Frabill Magnum Bait Station 30
Contact: Angelica Vazquez

Best of Category – Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools – Bubba
Product: 110V Electric Fillet Knife
Contact: Logan Waddell

Best of Category – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Product: MEGA 360 Imaging
Contact: Sandra Galis

Best of Category – Fly Fishing Accessory – Simms Fishing Products
Product: Dry Creek® Z Sling Pack
Contact: John Frazier

Best of Category – Fishing Accessory – American Tackle Company
Product: MW20 Finesse Set
Contact: Darrin Heim

Best of Category – Fishing Line – PowerPro
Product: Moon Shine Braid
Contact: John Mazurkiewicz

Best of Category – Kids’ Tackle – Anything Possible Brands
Product: The Bumblebee by ProFISHiency
Contact: Jason Bauer

Best of Category – Tackle Management – Plano Synergy
Product: Plano EDGE
Contact: Angelica Vazquez

Best of Category – Terminal Tackle – Rapala
Product: VMC Bladed Hybrid Treble Short
Contact: Julia Lindberg

Best of Category – Freshwater Soft Lure – Lunkerhunt
Product: Phantom Spider
Contact: Jesse Bleeman

Best of Category – Saltwater Soft Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Slow-Roll Shiner
Contact: Susan Koppers

Best of Category – Freshwater Hard Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Erratic Shiner
Contact: Susan Koppers

Best of Category – Saltwater Hard Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Flutter Sardine
Contact: Susan Koppers

Best of Category – Freshwater Reel – Shimano
Product: SLX DC Baitcasting Reels
Contact: John Mazurkiewicz

Best of Category – Saltwater Reel – Shimano
Product: Stradic FL Spinning Reel
Contact: John Mazurkiewicz

Best of Category – Fly Reel – SEiGLER Reels
Product: SF (Small Fly)
Contact: Liz Seigler

Best of Category – Freshwater Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Mojo Bass Glass MGC72HM Rip N’ Chatter Rod
Contact: Rich Belanger

Best of Category – Saltwater Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Avid Surf VSS80MMF
Contact: Rich Belanger

Best of Category – Fly Fishing Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Imperial Salt IS908.4
Contact: Rich Belanger

Best of Category – Rod & Reel Combo – Lew’s Fishing
Product: Lew’s Mach Smash Baitcast Combo
Contact: Tony Mehrl

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