Bote wins ultimate ICAST award with Rover
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It’s a stand-up paddle board, it’s a micro-skiff, it’s a powered ride… and now it’s the ICAST 2017 Overall Best of Show award winner!
The Rover, manufactured by Florida company BOTE, won the ultimate accolade at this evening’s prestigious presentation evening in Orlando.
And BOTE wasn’t the only young company to have cause for celebration at the world’s biggest trade show. Relative newcomer 13 Fishing captured two awards – Best Fishing Accessory and Best Freshwater Rod – while Trapper, which crowned its ICAST debut with an award in 2016, repeated the feat this year in the terminal tackle category.
More predictably, Shimano maintained its reputation as a supreme maker of reels by winning both the freshwater and saltwater awards. Yeti became another double winner on the night by taking home both the boating accessory and fishing accessory awards.
The full list of award winners is as follows:
Yeti, Loadout Bucket
Boats and Watercraft
Costa, Sunrise Mirror Lens
HUK, Performance Takwear
Catch and Release Gift Shop, Fish Prints
Prym I Pilot II, Jacket and Bib
Frogg Toggs, Transition Wader
Humminbird, Sonix 15 Chirp
Yeti, Panga Duffel
Fly Fishing Accessory
Simms, G3 Guide Stockingfoot Wader
Pure Fishing, Berkley Fireline Ultra 8
Eagle Claw, 2017 Flounder sample pack
13 Fishing, Ambition Combo
Daiwa Corporation, Tactical Backpack
Trapper, Round Bend Treble
Freshwater Hard Lure
Okuma/Savage Gear, 3D Top-water Bat
Saltwater Hard Lure
Rapala, X-Rap Magnum 40
Freshwater Soft Lure
Lunkerhunt, Frog Series
Saltwater Soft Lure
LIVETARGET, Hollow Bodied Mullet
Pure Fishing, Pflueger Supreme QRS
Shimano, Curado K Baitcasting reel
Shimano, Sustain C400/5000
Rod and Reel Combo
Lew’s, Mach Crush Speed Combo
13 Fishing, Fate Black
St. Croix, Legend Tournament Inshore.
Best of Show