July 18th in Industry News by .

ICAST 2008 Show Winners

Now that ICAST 2008 has come and gone, it’s time to highlight just what went on in Las Vegas. The Best of Show gives you an idea of what to look out for in the coming months at your favorite tackle shops.

ICAST logo 2008Overall Best of Show:
Shimano Curado E Series Reels

Boating Accessory: Bert’s Custom Tackle – Drop Down Rocket Launcher

Clothing: E21 Fishing – Wind, Rain, Ice Rain Gear

Electronics: Humminbird – Ice 55 Flasher

Eyewear: Old Harbor Outfitters – Mako

Fishing Accessory: CTI Industries Corp. — Zip Vac Jumbo Vacuum Storage Bags

Freshwater Reel: Shimano – Curado E Series

Freshwater Rod: Shimano – Stella SW Series

Giftware: Anglers Book Supply – Welcome Mat

Hard Lure: Mystic Tackleworks – Bio Pulse Lure

Kid’s Tackle: Shakespeare – Ugly Stick Junior Rod

Line: Pure Fishing – Berkley FireLine Tracer Braid

Reel/Rod Combo: FisherGirl – The Jewel

Saltwater Reel: Shimano – Stella SW Series

Saltwater Rod: Shimano – Tescatta

Soft Lure: Pure Fishing – Crazy Legs Jerk Shad

Tackle Management: Plano – KVD Signature Series Bag

Terminal Tackle: Pallatrax – The Stonze System

Thats one crazy list. Worth noting is the 2nd year in a row win for Bert’s in the Boating Category, and Shimano for cleaning house overall. Pure Fishing has some new products as always.

The Curado E series and new Citica will be 2 ounces lighter than the previous version, and features more ergonomic designs.

When not working his heart out on websites, e-commerce, and programming, Branson like to enjoy time on the lake. His best times are spent with friends trophy bass hunting in Southern California.

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