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ICAST 2014 “Best of Show” freshwater and saltwater rods and reels

 ICAST 2014 “Best of Show” freshwater and saltwater rods and reels
ICAST 2014 “Best of Show” freshwater and saltwater rods and reels

Something better The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, the largest tradeshow of its kind is putting the jam on in Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida this month. It speaks volumes to the heights and enthusiasm of the sport. Also known as ICAST produced by the American Sportfishing Association doesn’t disappoint. The “Best of Show Awards” is sponsored by Rapala and Fishing Tackle Retailer.

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Judges scrutinizing sportfishing gear rods and reels as contenders vying for the ultimate prize Best Show at the 2014 ICAST an award promising to boost the prestige and in some cases the collector value. 253 companies entered 700 products.

Freshwater Each year the latest innovations in sportfishing gear are elected “Best of the Show” and Boyd Duckett’s freshwater rod Micro Magic Pro is one of the hot ticket items to have. It’s a powerful distinction that signifies the best of the best that embodies the sportfishing industry. Abu-Revo Beast for best freshwater reel by Pure Fishing, Inc. Best flyfishing rod PRO4x Short Stix by G.Loomis.

Saltwater To optimize your saltwater fishing cast, the ICAST 2014 best saltwater fishing rod, Shimano’s Terez Stand Up by Shimano American Corporation. The best saltwater gem is the reel by Penn the Battle II Spinning, you got to love that name it sounds like it means business.

“I congratulate everyone and all of the winners who participated in the New Product Showcase. Every year it’s amazing to see all the creative ingenuity our member companies use to add curiosity, excitement and discovery to the adventure of fishing,” said ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman.

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