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ICAST 2012 Best In Shows

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On July 11, 2012, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) announced the “Best of Show” winners for ICAST 2012. With over 405 vendors and 9,000 attendees from the sports fishing industry, ICAST is a fisherman’s paradise.

While the Overall Best of Show winner didn’t come at a big surprise to the YakAngler.com crew, there were a few winners that caught us off guard.

ICAST 2012 Overall Best of Show & Boat: Hobie Cat, "Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12"

Hobie Pro Angler 12


Best of Show - Categories

Apparel: Columbia Sportswear, - "Airgill Chill Zero Long Sleeve Shirt"

Columbia Airgill Chill ZERO LS


Boating Accessory: JL Marine Systems, Inc. – "Power-Pole Drift Paddle"

Power-Pole drift paddle


Combo: Pure Fishing, Inc. - "Penn Battle Combo"

Penn Battle spinning combo


Electronics: Johnson Outdoors, - "Humminbird 360 Imaging"

Humminbird 360 Imaging


Eyewear: Costa Del Mar, - "Costa 580 P Sunrise Lenses Fishing"

Costa Del Mar 580


Accessory: American Premier Corporation,  - "The Ultimate Line Winding System FishSmart"

Ultimate Line Winding System


Tackle: "The SeaQuilizer"



Fly Fishing Accessory: Luna Sea, LLC. - "Master Guide Fly Rod Cush It"

Fly Fishing accessory Cush It


Fly Fishing Reel: Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle, - "Wright & McGill Sabalos"

Wright McGill Sabalos flyfishing reel


Saltwater Fly Reel Fly Fishing Rod: G. Loomis, - "NRX Fly Rod"

G. Loomis NRX Fly Rod


Freshwater Reel: Pure Fishing, Inc. - "Abu Garcia Revo"

Abu Garcia Revo


Freshwater Rod: St. Croix Rods, - "Legend Xtreme"

Legend Xtreme


Giftware: 3D Picture Store, Inc. - "Jigsaw"

Tarpon Jigsaw


Kids' Tackle: Pure Fishing, Inc. -"Shakespeare Hide-A-Hook Bobber Kit"

Hide A Hook Kit


Line: Pure Fishing, Inc. – "Berkley Trilene XL/XT"

Berkley Trilene XL XT


Hard Lure: Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation, – "Live Target Frog Popper"

Live Target Frog Popper


Soft Lure: Lunkerhunt LP, -"Bento Baits"

Bento Baits


Saltwater Reel: Pure Fishing, Inc. -"Penn Spinfisher V"

Penn Spinfisher V spinning reel


Saltwater Rod: St. Croix Rods – "Legend Inshore"

Legend Inshore fishing rod


Tackle Management: Magnetic Marine Products, Inc. – "Gear Grabbar Lure Hangar Kit"



Terminal Tackle: Pure Fishing, Inc. – "Berkley Gulp Jig Heads"

Berkley Gulp Jig Head

Look for specific reviews and some up close product profiles from some of our favorites at ICAST 2012 to follow!

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Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.


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