First-time Exhibitor Steals the Best of Show Award at ICAST

First-time Exhibitor Steals the Best of Show Award at ICAST

30 winners for Best of Category

More than 12,000 visitors converged at ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show in Orlando July 19-22 to see the newest developments in fishing tackle, gear, apparel and accessories. An industry-only event not open to the public, ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), a national, non-profit trade association.

The show features 30 Best of Category awards and one overall Best of Show award. The coveted Best of Show award went to PacBak, a first-time exhibitor, for the P88-MK Combo. After persevering through personal trauma and homelessness, PacBak founder Brian McKinnon focused on creating a one-of-a-kind cooler and sealer system with an integrated table to help anglers keep their catch fresh in the backcountry. https://pacbak.com/ Product photos of the winners are at https://icastfishing.org/new-product-showcase-2022-winners/

Another review from Sportfishing Magazine with photos of winning products and prices

ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase Best of Category Winners

Best of Category — Novelties and Wellness

Product: Garmin Quatix 7 Smartwatch – Sapphire Edition | Garmin USA

Best of Category — Boating Accessories

Product: Frabill ReCharge, Deluxe Aerator | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Category — Boats and Watercraft

Product: BOTE Rackham Gatorshall + APEX Pedal Drive | BOTE

Best of Category — Footwear

Product: AFTCO Ankle Deck Boot | AFTCO

Best of Category — Ice Fishing

Product: Garmin LiveScope Plus Ice Fishing Bundle LI | Garmin USA

Best of Category — Eyewear

Product: Roca | Baijo Sunglasses

Best of Category — Lifestyle Apparel for Women

Product: Women’s Reaper Softshell | AFTCO

Best of Category — Lifestyle Apparel for Men

Product: CocoBoardies Boardshorts | AFTCO

Best of Category — Warm Weather Technical Apparel

Product: SolarFlex Guide Cooling Hoody | Simms Fishing Products

Best of Category — Cold Weather Technical Apparel

Product: Barricade Rain Suit Acid Camo Colorway | AFTCO

Best of Category — Soft and Hard Coolers

Product: P88-MK Combo | PacBak Also won Best of Show

Best of Category — Electronics

Product: MEGA Live Imaging TargetLock | Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics

Best of Category — Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools

Product: BUBBA Saltwater Multi-Flex Fillet Knife | BUBBA

Best of Category — Fishing Accessory

Product: Frabill WITNESS Weigh Net | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Category — Kids’ Tackle

Product: Kid’s Tributary Wader | Simms Fishing Products

Best of Category — Tackle Management

Product: Plano EDGE Frog Box | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Category — Terminal Tackle

Product: DieZel Eye Jigheads | Z-Man Fishing Products

Best of Category — Custom Tackle and Components

Product: RBS Pro G2 Power Wrapper | Mud Hole Custom Tackle

Best of Category — Fishing Line

Product: SpiderWire DuraBraid Hi-Vis Yellow | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Category — Freshwater Soft Lure

Product: Berkley PowerBait PowerStinger | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Category — Freshwater Hard Lure

Product: Berkley Slobberknocker | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Category — Saltwater Soft Lure

Product: Kicker CrabZ | Z-Man Fishing Products

Best of Category — Saltwater Hard Lure

Product: LIVETARGET Live Shrimp | LIVETARGET Lures

Best of Category — Fly Fishing Rod

Product: Banshee Fly | Bull Bay Tackle Company

Best of Category — Freshwater Rod

Product: Legend Tournament Bass Rod | St. Croix Rod

Best of Category — Saltwater Rod

Product: Ugly Stik Carbon Inshore Rod | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Category — Rod & Reel Combo

Product: Shimano Spheros SW Combo | Shimano

Best of Category — Fly Reel & Fly Fishing Accessories

Product: Hardy Fortuna Regent Saltwater Fly Reel | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Category — Freshwater Reel

Product: Shimano STELLA FK | Shimano

Best of Category — Saltwater Reel

Product: PENN Authority Spinning Reel | Pure Fishing, Inc.

ICAST 2023 will be held in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center July 11-14, 2023.