Tackle giants rule at Big Rock Sports West Show
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Tackle giants Shimano, PENN, Lew’s, Daiwa, Panther Martin and Humminbird were the big winners during the Fishing Tackle Retailer-sponsored East and West Big Rock Sports Shows over the last week.
They all won new Product Showcase awards at both events.
Back-to-back winners were the Shimano Sahara Spinning (Freshwater Reel), Lew’s MACH Speed Stick IM6 (Fishing Rod), Daiwa J-Braid 4 Carrier (Fishing Line) and Humminbird Helix 10 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS (Marine). The electronics manufacturer also took the West Overall Best in Show.
PENN was also a double winner with its Slammer III Spinning reel winning the Saltwater Reel prize at the East show in Raleigh and the Rival 20 Line Counter being successful in the same category in the West event in Las Vegas.
Panther Martin enjoyed double success in the West show with its Bearded Banshee in the Freshwater Lure category and the Sonic Sizzle Tail in the Saltwater section.
The full list of West winners were:
- Freshwater Reel: Shimano Sahara Spinning
- Saltwater Reel: PENN Rival 20 Line Counter
- Fishing Rod: Lew’s MACH Speed Stick IM6
- Freshwater Lure: Panther Martin Bearded Banshee
- Saltwater Lure: Panther Martin Sonic Sizzle Tail
- Rod & Reel Combo: Okuma Chameleon Spinning Combo
- Fishing Accessory: Mustad Dry Backpack
- Terminal Tackle: Trapper Tackle Dropshot Hook
- Fishing Line: Daiwa J-Braid 4 Carrier
- Beach/Camping/Outdoor: Weego Jump Starter 44
- Marine: Humminbird Helix 10 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS
- Overall Best of Show: Humminbird Helix 10 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS