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Orlando, FL – Guy Harvey Magazine has partnered with Ion Camera to bring you the latest and greatest from ICAST 2015.

Here’s Uncle JJ from Boozie Buckets:

Meet Troy from Throwraft:

Meet Dustin from Sevylor and his wicked cool SUP.

July 17, 2015

Meet Derek Yamamoto from 13 Fishing and his cool new rods.

July 16, 2015 3:17 pm

July 16, 2015 12:00 pm

Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2015 
“Best of Show” Awards 
eddlyline wins “Best of Show” during the world’s largest sportfishing trade show

The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is being held July 14 – 17, at the Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry’s trade association, ICAST – in its 58th year as the industry’s trade show – is the annual destination for the global recreational fishing industry. More than 12,000 representatives from the global sportfishing industry are in Orlando to see the latest innovations in tackle, gear, accessories and apparel. 

The single most important feature for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase. The New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, embodies the sportfishing industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the “Best of Show” new product awards competition. 

This year, 270 companies submitted 889 products in the New Product Showcase, all vying for the “Best of Show” award in 24 categories and for the overall ICAST 2015 “Best of Show” award. 

Making up a special section of ICAST’s half a million gross square feet show floor, the New Product Showcase provides special visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories.  

Best of Show Awards 
This year, first time exhibitor eddyline kayaks and their C-135 YakAttack Edition, was voted by buyers and media as the best product in both the Boat category and the overall “Best of Show.” 

“We are still a family-owned company, after 44 years,” said Tom Remsing, eddyline kayaks Sales manager. “With limited resources and a lot of drive, our staff worked very hard to bring this product to fruition. It’s an honor to win the Best of Show.” 

This year’s New Product Showcase winner’s also included first-time ICAST exhibitors Under Armour, Lifeshirt, RinseKit and YOLOtek. 

“I congratulate all of the winners and everyone who participated in the New Product Showcase. Every year it’s amazing to see all the creativity and ingenuity our member companies use to add curiosity, excitement and discovery to the adventure of fishing,” said ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman. “I also thank Fishing Tackle Retailer for their sponsorship of this important event.” 

The ICAST 2015 “Best of Show” awards were presented on Wednesday, July 15, during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception, sponsored by Costa, at the Orange County Convention Center. 

2015 ICAST New Product Showcase Award Winners 
For product details, images and other information please contact the individual award winners’ contacts listed below.

ICAST 2015 Overall Best of Show – eddyline kayaks 
Product: eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition 

Best of Show – Freshwater Rod – G. Loomis, Inc.
Product: E6X Bass 

Best of Show – Saltwater Rod – St. Croix Rods 
Product: Avid Inshore 

Best of Show – Fly Fishing Rod – St. Croix Rods
Product: Mojo Bass Fly 

Best of Show – Freshwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation 
Product: STRADIC C3000HG-K 

Best of Show – Saltwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc. 
Product: PENN Clash 

Best of Show – Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc. 
Product: New Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel

Best of Show – Hard Lure – Savage Gear
Product: Hard Shrimp 

Best of Show – Soft Lure – Koppers Fishing 
Product: LIVETARGET Hollow Body Sunfish 

Best of Show – Lifestyle Apparel – Under Armour, Inc. 
Product: UA Storm Covert Pant 

Best of Show – Technical Apparel – Lifeshirt 
Product: Aegis Lifeshirt 

Best of Show – Boating Accessories – YETI Coolers 
Product: YETI Hopper 20 

Best of Show – Boats – eddyline kayaks 
Product: eddyline C-135 YakAttack Edition 

Best of Show – Combo – Lew’s Fishing Tackle 
Product: Mach 1 Combo 

Best of Show – Electronics –Johnson Outdoors 
Product: Humminbird HELIX 7 SI 

Best of Show – Eyewear – Costa 
Product: Rooster 

Best of Show – Fishing Accessory – RinseKit 
Product: RinseKit 

Best of Show – FishSmart – Release Ruler 
Product: Freshwater Release Rulers 

Best of Show – Fly Fishing Accessory – Simms Fishing Products 
Product: G3 Guide Stockingfoot 

Best of Show – Footwear – Simms Fishing Products 
Product: Current Shoes 

Best of Show – Giftware – YOLOtek
Product:PowerStick 

Best of Show – Kids’ Tackle – Steinhauser, LLC 
Product: Tangle-FREE Combo 

Best of Show – Line – PowerPro 
Product: Maxcuatro 

Best of Show – Tackle Management – Eposeidon Outdoor Adventures, Inc. 
Product: KastKing Rack ‘em Up Rod Racks 

Best of Show – Terminal Tackle – Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle 
Product: Lazer Sharp Fillet Knife 

ICAST 2016 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., July 12 – 15, 2016For complete ICAST information, visit ICASTfishing.org.

July 16, 2015 11:00 am

Here are some highlights from Day One:

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