Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Searching the web for product information often reveals good sites to look at

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Boats are put away and cleaned up and Ice fishing will start soon. I've been looking for Electronics to use through the ice this year and being a real fishing novice I look to others in the club and do my own research as well using the internet. As often is the case there are too many choices and information overload is a real possibility. 

In one of my journeys I discovered ICAST, the "International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades". ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round. Every year there are hundreds of exhibitors and like SEMA (have to be a car guy to know what that is) there are best of show winners and runner ups for multiple categories each year. Here are the 2019 winners that you can review during the cold weather. 

Best of Show Winner

Garmin, and its Force™ Trolling Motor, has won “Best of Show” in the ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase.
The Force™ Trolling Motor was selected from the 29 “Best of Category” winners announced Wednesday night, July 10, during the New Product Showcase “Best of Category” Awards Reception, sponsored by SiOnyx. Garmin took top honors in the Boating Accessories category.
Best of Category Winners
Best of Category – Boating Accessories – Garmin USA
Product: Force™ Trolling Motor
Best of Category – Boats and Watercraft – Hobie
Product: Mirage ProAngler 14 with 360 Drive Technology
Best of Category – Eyewear – Costa Del Mar, Inc.
Product: WaterWoman
Best of Category – Footwear – Frogg Toggs
Product: Skipper
Best of Category – Giftware – 13 Fishing 
Product: Fillet Table Beverage Management System
Best of Category – Lifestyle Apparel – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Yurei Air-O-Mesh Performance Shirt
Best of Category – Technical Apparel – Cold Weather – Simms Fishing Products
Product: M’s G4Z® Stockingfoot Wader
Best of Category – Technical Apparel – Warm Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Overboard Submersible Shorts
Best of Category – Ice Fishing – Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Product: Ice Helix 7 Chirp GPS G3N All-Season
Best of Category – Cooler and Bait/Storage – Plano Synergy
Product: Frabill Magnum Bait Station 30
Best of Category – Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools – Bubba
Product: 110V Electric Fillet Knife
Best of Category – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Product: MEGA 360 Imaging
Best of Category – Fly Fishing Accessory – Simms Fishing Products
Product: Dry Creek® Z Sling Pack
Best of Category – Fishing Accessory – American Tackle Company
Product: MW20 Finesse Set
Best of Category – Fishing Line – PowerPro
Product: Moon Shine Braid
Best of Category – Kids’ Tackle – Anything Possible Brands
Product: The Bumblebee by ProFISHiency
Best of Category – Tackle Management – Plano Synergy
Product: Plano EDGE
Best of Category – Terminal Tackle – Rapala
Product: VMC Bladed Hybrid Treble Short
Best of Category – Freshwater Soft Lure – Lunkerhunt
Product: Phantom Spider
Best of Category – Saltwater Soft Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Slow-Roll Shiner
Best of Category – Freshwater Hard Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Erratic Shiner
Best of Category – Saltwater Hard Lure – LIVETARGET
Product: Flutter Sardine
Best of Category – Freshwater Reel – Shimano
Product: SLX DC Baitcasting Reels
Best of Category – Saltwater Reel – Shimano
Product: Stradic FL Spinning Reel
Best of Category – Fly Reel – SEiGLER Reels
Product: SF (Small Fly)
Best of Category – Freshwater Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Mojo Bass Glass MGC72HM Rip N’ Chatter Rod
Best of Category – Saltwater Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Avid Surf VSS80MMF
Best of Category – Fly Fishing Rod – St. Croix of Park Falls
Product: Imperial Salt IS908.4
Best of Category – Rod & Reel Combo – Lew’s Fishing 
Product: Lew’s Mach Smash Baitcast Combo

2019 Runners Up 

Best of Category – Boating Accessories – Lowrance
Product: Lowrance Ghost Trolling Motor
Best of Category Runner Up – Boats and Watercraft – Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, Inc.
Old Town Topwater 120 PDL
Best of Category Runner Up – Eyewear – Smith Optics
Product: Redding Sunglass with new ChromaPop Glass Green Mirror Lens
Best of Category Runner Up – Footwear – Huk Performance Fishing
Product: HUK Mako
Best of Category Runner Up – Giftware – Garmin USA
Product: Garmin MARQ™ Captain
Best of Category Runner Up – Lifestyle Apparel – Hook & Tackle
Product: Iztapa Performance Fishing Shirt
Best of Category Runner Up – Technical Apparel – Cold Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Women’s Reaper Technical Fleece
Best of Category Runner Up – Technical Apparel – Warm Weather – Striker Brands
Product: eVolve Rainwear
Best of Category Runner Up – Ice Fishing – Fish Monkey Fishing Gloves and Gear
Product: Fish Monkey Yeti Premium Ice Fishing Glove
Best of Category Runner Up – Cooler and Bait/Storage – Wyld Gear
Product: The Wyld Gear Dually Cooler
Best of Category Runner Up – Cutlery, Hand Pliers or Tools – KastKing
Product: KastKing Spartacus Knives
Best of Category Runner Up – Electronics – Garmin USA
Product: Garmin ECHOMAP™ Ultra 126sv
Best of Category Runner Up – Fly Fishing Accessory – Yakima Racks
Product: DoubleHaul – Rooftop Fly Rod Carrier
Best of Category Runner Up – Fishing Accessory – Scotty
Product: 111 Kayak Fishing Starter Pack
Best of Category Runner Up – Fishing Line – Rapala
Product: Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon
Best of Category Runner Up – Kids’ Tackle – Anything Possible Brands
Product: Steinhauser Green-Splat Pocket Combo
Best of Category Runner Up – Tackle Management – BUZBE
Product: COLONY 28 Modular Tackle Management System
Best of Category Runner Up – Terminal Tackle – The Catch Company
Product: Googan Squad The Juicee Jig
Best of Category Runner Up – Freshwater Soft Lure – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Berkley PowerBait The Champ Minnow
Best of Category Runner Up – Saltwater Soft Lure – A Band Of Anglers
Product: Nat’ Shrimp
Best of Category Runner Up – Freshwater Hard Lure – Yo-Zuri America, Inc.
Product: 3DB Pencil
Best of Category Runner Up – Saltwater Hard Lure – Savage Gear Americas
Product: 3D Octopus
Best of Category Runner Up – Freshwater Reel – Daiwa Corporation
Product: TATULA ELITE
Best of Category Runner Up – Saltwater Reel – 13 Fishing
Product: Inception SZ
Best of Category Runner Up – Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Pflueger Supreme Fly Reel
Best of Category Runner Up – Freshwater Rod – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Abu Garcia Virtual Rod
Best of Category Runner Up – Saltwater Rod – Shimano
Product: Shimano – Terez Rods
Best of Category Runner Up – Fly Fishing Rod – Temple Fork Outfitters
Product: Axiom II-X
Best of Category Runner Up – Rod & Reel Combo – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Ugly Stik Carbon Baitcast Combo

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