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Event Article

ICAST 2012 "Best of Show" Award Winners Announced

Date: 7/12/12
Tackle type: All
Manufacturer: various
Reviewer: Team TackleTour




Introduction: Every year day two at ICAST starts off with everyone eagerly anticipating which manufacturers and products took home top honors from the "New Product Showcase." Over 700 tackle products were entered this year and when the dust settled the Hobie Mirage pro Angler 12 was voted by media and buyers as the best product in both the boat category and the overall "Best of Show." Pure Fishing dominated the reel category with wins in both fresh and saltwater with the new Abu Garcia Revo and Penn Sportfisher V, and St. Croix took home top honors in both the freshwater and saltwater rod categories with the redesigned legend Xtreme and Legend Inshore.


The complete list is as follows:    


Designed specifically for anglers this is one versatile boat

ICAST 2012 Overall Best of Show – Hobie Cat, Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12

The 12 foot Hobie Mirage Pro Angler provides stability to stand and fish

The boat is powered by the company's patented MirageDrive with Turbo Fins

Plenty of storage for tackle

Best of Show – Apparel – Columbia Sportswear, Airgill Chill Zero Long Sleeve Shirt

Best of Show – Boat - Hobie Cat, Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12

Best of Show - Boating Accessory – JL Marine Systems, Inc. – Power-Pole Drift Paddle

Best of Show – Combo – Pure Fishing, Inc., Penn Battle Combo

Best of Show – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors, Humminbird 360 Imaging

Best of Show - Eyewear – Costa, Costa 580 P Sunrise Lenses

Best of Show - Fishing Accessory – American Premier Corporation, The Ultimate Line Winding System

Best of Show – FishSmart Tackle – The SeaQuilizer

Best of Show - Fly Fishing Accessory – Luna Sea, LLC - Master Guide Fly Rod "Cush It"

Best of Show - Fly Fishing Reel – Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle – Wright & McGill Sabalos Saltwater Fly Reel

Best of Show - Fly Fishing Rod – G. Loomis – NRX Fly Rod

Best of Show - Freshwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc., Abu Garcia Revo

Best of Show - Freshwater Rod – St. Croix Rods – Legend Xtreme

Best of Show – Giftware – 3D Picture Store, Inc. - Jigsaw

Best of Show - Kids' Tackle – Pure Fishing, Inc. – Shakespeare Hide-A-Hook Bobber Kit

Best of Show – Line – Pure Fishing, Inc. – Berkley Trilene XL/XT

Best of Show - Hard Lure – Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation – Live Target Frog Popper

Best of Show - Soft Lure – Lunkerhunt LP – Bento Baits

Best of Show - Saltwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc. – Penn Spinfisher V

Best of Show - Saltwater Rod – St. Croix Rods – Legend Inshore

Best of Show -
Tackle Management – Magnetic Marine Products, Inc. – Gear Grabbar Lure Hangar Kit









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