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ICAST 2013: Shimano scoop six awards

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Shimano’s first of six visits to the podium was to collect the apparel award.
↑ JL Marine Systems took the Boating Accessory and the ultimate accolade – Best in Show – for its Power-Pole Micro Anchor.

Shimano American Corporation were the stand-out winners in the ICAST Best New Product Showcase Awards with six accolades.

The company won the apparel (Dryfender Insultated Raingear), fly fishing rod (G.Loomis PRO4X), freshwater reel (CHRONARCH C14+), freshwater rod (G.Loomis NRX Umbrella Rig), line (PowerPro Zero Impact) and saltwater reel (Stella SW 30.000) categories on the first day of the show in Las Vegas.

The overall Best of Show was presented to JL Marine Systems for its Power-Pole Micro Anchor by National Baseball Hall of Fame member Johnny Bench, this year’s State of the Industry Breakfast keynote speaker.

The full list of winners were:

Overall Best of Show: JL Marine Systems – Power-Pole Micro

Apparel: Shimano American Corporation 
– Dryfender Insulated Raingear

Boating Accessory: JL Marine Systems – Power-Pole Micro Anchor

Boats: Johnson Outdoors Watercraft – Predator 13

Combo: 13 Fishing – White Out

Electronics: Johnson Outdoors – Humminbird Bow Mount 360 Imaging

Eyewear: Costa – Tuna Alley

Fishing Accessory: American Tackle Company – Tidal Wave-MicroWave System

Fishsmart Tackle: Foreverlast – G2 Floating Wading Net

Fly Fishing Accessory: Columbia Sportswear – Henry’s Fork V Vest

Fly Fishing Reel: Beam Outdoors 
– Elite 21 Reel

Fly Fishing Rod: G. Loomis – PRO4X

Freshwater Reel: Shimano American Corporation – CHRONARCH C14+

Freshwater Rod: G. Loomis – NRX Umbrella Rig

Giftware: Rapala – Original Floating Bottle Opener

Kids’ Tackle: Pure Fishing – Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Youth Combo

Line: PowerPro – PowerPro Zero Impact

Hard Lure: Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation – LIVETARGET Baitball

Soft Lure: Lunkerhunt
– Lunker Frog

Saltwater Reel: Shimano American Corporation 
– Stella SW 30.000

Saltwater Rod: St Croix Rods
 –Legend Xtreme Inshore

Tackle Management: Plano Molding Company – 3700 Guide Series Tackle Bag

Terminal Tackle: Mustad – Grip-Pin Swim


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