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Garmin wins ICAST Best in Show for second year

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David Dunn, Director of Marine Sales, and Carly Hysell, PR Manager at Garmin, are pictured with the ICAST Best in Show Award.
↑ Gary Benney (left) and Darrin Heim, of American Tackle, are pictured with the Fishing Accessory Award, which was won for the MW20 Finesse Set.
↑ Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics made two trips to the podium after winning the electronics and ice fishing categories in the New Product Showcase.

For the second year running, electronics giant Garmin took the ultimate prize at the ICAST New Product Showcase.

The US manufacturer won the Best in Show prize for the Force Trolling Motor. The award was presented to David Dunn, Director of Marine Sales, and Carly Hysell, PR Manager at Garmin, by Glenn Hughes, President of the American Sportfishing Trade Association.

Garmin was chosen out of the 29 Best of Category winners at last week’s show in Orlando, Florida.

The full list of winners are:

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