ICAST 2017 New Product Showcase Winners | Sport Fishing Magazine

ICAST 2017 New Product Showcase Winners

See the new gear that was voted best in various categories at this year's ICAST (international tackle trade show)

Below are the category winners from the New Product Showcase at this year's ICAST event in Orlando, Florida. Check them out and then take a look at all of Sport Fishing's photos and videos from this year's ICAST show.

 

13 Fishing Ambition Combo (Kids' Tackle)

13 Fishing Ambition kids fishing rod reel combo new ICAST 2017 2018

13 Fishing Ambition Combo

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The winner of the Kids' Tackle category, the new Ambition Combo rod from 13 Fishing has features found on many full-sized rods.

Price: $59.99

 

Berkley Fireline Ultra 8 (Fishing Line)

Berkley Fireline Ultra 8 saltwater fishing line new ICAST 2017 2018

Berkley Fireline Ultra 8

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The winner of the Fishing Line category, the Berkley Fireline Ultra 8 is thermally fused line with four times more abrasion resistance than the origina Fireline from Berkley. Pound tests range from 4 pounds to 30.

Price: $19.99

 

Bote Rover (Best in Show and Boats and Watercrafts)

Bote Rover fishing watercraft paddleboard skiff new ICAST 2017 2018

Bote Rover

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The Bote Rover was the Boats and Watercrafts category winner and the Best in Show winner at the event. It blurs the lines between paddleboard and skiff. At 14 feet long, it has a removable motor-rack system that transforms it from stand-up paddleboard to motorized personal skiff boat. And with no bolts or tools needed.

Price: $3,499.99

 

Costa Sunrise Silver Mirror Lens (Eyewear)

Costa Sunrise Silver Mirror Lens fishing sunglasses new ICAST 2017 2018

Costa Sunrise Silver Mirror Lens

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

Costa's new Sunrise Silver Mirror Lens sunglasses won the Eyewear category. They have optimal and balanced light technology, giving anglers a competitive advantage in the early and sunset hours of a fishing day. The silver mirror gives an additional layer of coated protection in hazy, indirect or low-light conditions.

Price: Starting at $189

 

Daiwa Tactical Backpack (Tackle Management)

Daiwa Tactical fishing tackle storage backpack new ICAST 2017 2018

Daiwa Tactical Backpack

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

Daiwa's Tactical Backpack, the Tackle Management category winner, is a versatile travel option for anglers on the go. It is centered on a three-box stack system accessible from the side. A non-collapsible frame, double-reinforced stitching and corrosion-resistant zippers make this backpack stingy against all conditions.

Price: $149.99

 

Eagle Claw 2017 Flounder Sample Pack (Fish Smart)

Eagle Claw 2017 Flounder Sample Pack saltwater fishing hooks new ICAST 2017 2018

Eagle Claw 2017 Flounder Sample Pack

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The Eagle Claw 2017 Flounder Sample Pack was the Fish Smart category winner. It promotes increased conservation efforts for summer flounder and catch-and-release practices.

Price: $2.86

 

Frogg Toggs Prym1 Series Pilot II Jacket and Bibs (Lifestyle Apparel)

Frogg Toggs Prym1 Series Pilot II fishing jacket and bibs new ICAST 2017 2018

Frogg Toggs Prym1 Series Pilot II Jacket and Bibs

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The new Frogg Toggs Prym1 Series Pilot II Jacket and Bibs follows up the Pilot II release with the Prym1 style, a camo pattern coming in shoreline blue, silver mist and blackout options. Sizes range from small to XXXL.

Price: $189.99 for jacket, $169.99 for bib

 

Frogg Toggs Sierran Transition Wader (Technical Apparel)

Frogg Toggs Sierran Transition technical fishing waders new ICAST 2017 2018

Frogg Toggs Sierran Transition Wader

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The winning entry in the Technical Apparel category, the Frogg Toggs Sierran Transition Wader has a zippered flip-out chest pocket and oversized multi-function pocket with a zip/fly tray with pile backing for fly and tool storage. Adjustable x-back suspenders have locking buckles and D rings. An external fly storage area for gear is another feature. Color options are slate and gray and sizes range from small to XXL.

Price: $199

 

Huk Attack Fishing Shoe (Footwear)

Huk Attack fishing footwear boat shoes new ICAST 2017 2018

Huk Attack Shoe

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The Huk Attack fishing shoe, the winner of the Footwear category, provides all-day comfort and support and bullet-proof durability with its GripX Wet Traction non-marking outsole, upper-support cage and performance lacing.

Price: $84.99

 

Humminbird Solix 15 Chirp Mega SI GPS (Electronic Product)

Humminbird Solix 15 Chirp Mega SI GPS marine fishing electronics new ICAST 2017 2018

Humminbird Solix 15 Chirp Mega SI GPS

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

Winner of the Electronic Product category, the Humminbird Solix 15 Chirp Mega SI GPS takes fish-finding sonar to the megahertz range for clear underwater views. Chirp Digital Sonar shows improved fish detail and target separation, and the Cross Touch Interface allows anglers to operate the unit via touchscreen or keypad, while customizing the screen with up to four viewing panels.

Price: $3,499.99

 

Lew's Mach Crush Speed Spool Combo (Rod and Reel Combo)

Lew's Mach Crush Speed Spool fishing rod and reel combo new ICAST 2017 2018

Lew's Mach Crush Speed Spool Combo

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

Lew's Mach Crush Speed Spool Combo, the winner of the Rod and Reel Combo division, has a 32mm aluminum spool, 10-bearing system and dual-braking magnetic and centrifugal cast control. A graphite frame and sidecovers is another feature. The Mach Crush has a 20-pound carbon-fiber drag system with orange highlights going with a black style. It's made for right- and left-handed anglers.

Price: $199.99

 

LiveTarget Hollow Body Mullet Soft Lure (Saltwater Soft Lure)

LiveTarget Hollow Body Mullet soft saltwater fishing lure new ICAST 2017 2018

LiveTarget Hollow Body Mullet Soft Lure

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The LiveTarget Hollow Body Mullet soft lure, the winner of the Saltwater Soft Lure category, has a realistic profile and life-like color patterns to go with its versatile swimming action. Walk the dog with ease or flip it across the surface for a bubble trail. The hollow-body, snag-proof design allows anglers to fish it through mangrove cover, floating grass or slop, or under docks. Its extra-strong forged hook gives it powerful penetration and durability.

Price: $13.49 to $14.59

 

Pure Fishing Pflueger Supreme QRS Fly Reel (Fly Fishing Reel)

Pure Fishing Pflueger Supreme QRS fly fishing reel new ICAST 2017 2018

Pure Fishing Pflueger Supreme QRS Fly Reel

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The top Fly Fishing Reel at this year's ICAST was the Pure Fishing Pflueger Supreme QRS Fly Reel. It offers an interchangeable large arbor cassette spool with a unique identification system. The polycarbonate cassettes are secured in the spool carrier by an advanced locking system enclosed with stainless steel and alloy construction. Each reel comes with two large and two medium-sized cassette cartridges to allow up to four different line weights.

Price: $149.95

 

Rapala X-Rap Magnum 40 Hard Lure (Saltwater Hard Lure)

Rapala X-Rap Magnum 40 hard saltwater fishing lure new ICAST 2017 2018

Rapala X-Rap Magnum 40 Hard Lure

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The Rapala X-Rap Magnum 40 was the winner of the Saltwater Hard Lure division. It can be trolled as fast as 13 knots for big game fish and features a textured, translucent, x-style plastic body and internal scale pattern. The massive lip helps the XRap Magnum 40 dive unassisted 40 feet below the surface. It's 7 inches long and weighs nearly 3 1/2 ounces. It's available in 20 big-water color patterns and comes with two steel hooks.

Price: $24.99

 

Shimano Sustain Reels C4000/5000 (Saltwater Reel)

Shimano Sustain C4000/5000 saltwater fishing spinning reels new ICAST 2017 2018

Shimano Sustain Reels C4000/5000

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The Sustain Reels C4000/5000 are a new series of fishing reels from Shimano — and was the Saltwater Reel category winner. Shimano Hagane gear technology and body design and six 2-to-1 gear ratios are just some of the features. It's ideal for anglers targeting stripers, bonefish, redfish and small billfish or tuna. The 4000XG pulls in 39 inches, and the C5000 — the same body size as the C4000 — takes in 41 inches per crank.

Price: $309.99

 

Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Wader (Fly Fishing Accessory)

Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot fly fishing waders new ICAST 2017 2018

Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Wader

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The winning item of the Fy Fishing Accessory category, the Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Wader features an all-new four-layer Gore-Tex pro-shell fabric in the legs and three layers up top. The wader is the most breathable line of waders Simms has built yet doesn't sacrifice durability. It comes with a chest pocket, hand-warmer pockets, integrated utility tabs and front and back leg seams.

Price: 499.95

 

St. Croix Imperial USA (Fly Rod)

St. Croix Imperial USA fly fishing rod new ICAST 2017 2018

St. Croix Imperial USA

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The winner of the Fly Rod category, the St. Croix Imperial USA is available in 24 single-hand and four-switch models. An uplocking-machined aluminum reel seat is set within a cork handle, among other features.

Price: $230-$330

 

St. Croix Legend Tournament (Saltwater Rod)

St. Croix Legend Tournament saltwater fishing spinning casting rods new ICAST 2017 2018

St. Croix Legend Tournament

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

Doubling up with another category win, this one the Saltwater Rod division, the St. Croix Legend Tournament is great for serious tournament anglers or hardcore weekend enthusiasts. It comes in 10 models, seven spinning and three casting, with a TVS (spinning) or PTS (casting) reel seat and Kigan titanium hook-keeper. It's made of SCIV graphite material.

Price: $280-$340

 

Trapper Tackle Trapper Round Bend Treble (Terminal Tackle)

Trapper Tackle Trapper Round Bend treble hook new ICAST 2017 2018

Trapper Tackle Trapper Round Bend Treble

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The Trapper Tackle Trapper Round Bend Treble hook, which won the Terminal Tackle category, will penetrate quick and lock in tight with the Trapper design and piercing point. It's the replacement for standard treble hooks.

Price: $6.99-$8.99 per pack

 

YETI LoadOut Bucket (Boating Accessory)

YETI LoadOut all-purpose fishing bucket new ICAST 2017 2018

YETI LoadOut Bucket

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

The new LoadOut Bucket from YETI won the Boating Accessory category for its all-purpose style, no matter if you're cleaning or whatever else you're doing.

Price: $39.99

 

YETI Panga Duffel Bag (Fishing Accessory)

YETI Panga waterproof fishing duffel bag new ICAST 2017 2018

YETI Panga Duffel Bag

Zach Stovall / Sport Fishing

YETI's new Panga Duffel Bag was the winner of the Fishing Accessory category. The non-insulated gear is designed for long fishing trips, back-country adventures, fly-fishing excursions or hunts into the wild. The air-tight closure makes the bag waterproof and keeps moistrure, and many other outdoor intruders, out. The tough exterior fabric makes it durable to last many trips and the straps make it easy to haul or drag on the dock — or even chuck on or off your boat.

It's available in three sizes — 50, 75 and 100.

Price: $299.99 for the 50, $349.99 for the 75, and $399.99 for the 100

 

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