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The JL Marine Systems PowerPole Micro Anchor takes home Overall Best of Show 


Date: 7/10/13
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers and Press
Reviewer: Zander



Introduction: The dust has settled from day 1 at ICAST and the New Product Showcase winners have been unveiled. The ICAST 2013 “Best of Show” awards were presented on Wednesday, July 10, during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception, sponsored by Rapala, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year the JL Marine Systems' Power-Pole Mini Anchor was voted by buyers and media as he best product in both the Boating Accessory category and the overall "Best of Show." The Shimano family of brands took home multiple wins in various categories and other big winners included Koppers with a very innovative new lure called the "Bait Ball." Stay tuned as we take a closer look at these new products in our upcoming coverage, but for now the complete list of winners can be found below.

ICAST 2013 Overall Best of Show – JL Marine Systems, Inc.
Product - Power-Pole Micro Anchor

Best of Show – Apparel – Shimano American Corportion
Product - Dryfender Insulated Raingear

Best of Show - Boating Accessory – JL Marine Systems, Inc.
Product - Power-Pole Mirco Anchor

Best of Show – Boats – Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, Inc.
Product - Predator 13

Best of Show – Combo – 13 Fishing
Product - White Out

Best of Show – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors
Product - Humminbird Bow Mount 360 Imaging

Best of Show - Eyewear – Costa
Product - Tuna Alley

Best of Show - Fishing Accessory – American Tackle Company
Product - Tidal Wave-Micro Wave System

Best of Show - Fishsmart Tackle – Foreverlast, Inc.
Product - G2 Floating Wading Net

Best of Show - Fly Fishing Accessory – Columbia Sportswear
Product - Henry's Fork V Vest

Best of Show - Fly Fishing Reel – Beam Outdoors
Product - Elite 21 Reel

Best of Show - Fly Fishing Rod – G. Loomis, Inc.
Product - PRO4x

Best of Show - Freshwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation
Product - CHRONARCH C14+

Best of Show - Freshwater Rod – G. Loomis, Inc.
Product - NRX Umbrella Rig

Best of Show – Giftware – Rapala
Product - Original Floating Bottle Opener

Best of Show - Kids’ Tackle – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product - Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Youth Combo

Best of Show – Line – PowerPro
Product - PowerPro Zero-Impact

Best of Show - Hard Lure – Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation
Product - LIVETARGET Baitball

Best of Show - Soft Lure – Lunkerhunt
Product - Lunker Frog

Best of Show - Saltwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation
Product - Stella SW 30000

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

Best of Show - Tackle Management – Plano Molding Company
Product - 3700 Guide Series Tackle Bag

Best of Show - Terminal Tackle – Mustad
Product - Grip-Pin Swim










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