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ICAST 2009 Coverage


A Pictorial look at the ICAST 2009 Best of Show Winners


Date: 7/16/09
Location: Orlando, Florida
Admission: Buyers & Press only
Manufacturer: Various
Reviewer: Team TackleTour

Introduction: With ICAST 2009 day two in the books we take a second in between articles to take a pictorial look at the “Best of Show” Winners in each category this year. This year, the 52nd year of ICAST, the New Product Showcase, the tradeshow’s flagship event, was more competitive than ever. A total of 208 exhibiting companies entered 600 tackle products and accessories into the New Product Showcase. The product category with the most product submissions was the hard lure category.


This year’s New Product Showcase winner’s included first-time ICAST exhibitors Cablz, Inc., USA Custom Rods and Better Bait Systems. Eight returning ICAST exhibitors were also first-time winners. They are: Durasafe, Master Vision, Ross Reels USA/Ross Worldwide Outdoors, Sebile USA and Hobie Cat. Three 2008 showcase winners  - Shimano American Corporation, Pure Fishing and Plano Molding Company also won Best of Show honors in 2009. So without further adieu this year’s winners were:

Overall Best of Show and Marine – Hobie Cat – Hobie Mirage Pro Angler

Apparel – Cablz, Inc. – Cablz

Electronics – Lowrance-Navico – Lowrance HDS-10

Eyewear – Costa Del Mar Sunglasses – Zane

Fishing Accessory – Durasafe – Codeable Locks

Giftware - Master Vision – Mini Lantern

Kids Tackle – Ross Reels USA/Ross Worldwide Outdoors – Journey Youth Fly Fishing Outfit

Line – Pure Fishing – Berkley Trilene TransOptic

Soft Lure – Sebile USA – Magic Swimmer Soft Pro Model

Hard Lure – Sebile USA – Spin Shad

Freshwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation – Stradic CI4

Saltwater Reel – Daiwa – Saltist Lever Drag

Freshwater Rod – USA Custom Rods – Camo Stix

Saltwater Rod – G. Loomis – Pro Green 882S

Tackle Management – Plano Molding Company – Liqua-Bait Locker System

Terminal Tackle – Better Bait Systems – Circle Hook Rig












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