ICAST 2018 Best of Show Category Winners Announced

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the first time in ICAST history, the overall Best of Show winner will be announced a day after the show’s category winners. This year, category winners will be pitted against each other in a face-off to crown the overall Best of Show winner. From a crowded hall on the second floor of the Orange County Convention Center, these are those contenders: 

Best Boating Accessory- Johnson Outdoors Minn Kota Ultrex

Best Boats & Watercraft- Jackson Kayak 360 Angler

Best Eyewear- Costa Sunglasses Baffin

Best Footwear- Rivers Edge Products Fish Sandals

Best Giftwear- Number 6 Brands Cauldryn Coffee

Best Lifestyle Apparel – AFTCO Hexatron Performance Fleece

Best Technical Apparel – AFTCO Hydronaut Heavy Duty Waterproof System

Best Marine Electronics- Garmin Panoptix LiveScope

Best Fishing Accessory – YETI Tundra Haul

Best Fly Fishing Accessory- YETI Panga Backpack 28

Best Fishing Line- Power Pro SuperSlick V2 Braid

Best Kids Tackle – Anything Possible Kids Casters DUDE PERFECT Fishing Kit

Best Tackle Management – Tak Logic Lure Lock Lure Locker

Best Terminal Tackle – Rapala VMC Neko Skirt

Best Freshwater Hard Lure- Westin Freddy the Frog

Best Saltwater Hard Lure- 13 Fishing Octopi

Best Freshwater Soft Lure- LIVETARGET Hollow Body Crawfish

Best Saltwater Soft Lure- LIVETARGET Fleeing Shrimp

Best Fly Fishing Reel- Seigler Reels Siegler MF Fly Reel

Best Freshwater Reel- Shimano Curado DC

Best Saltwater Reel- Shimano Tekota 500 Levelwind Reel

Best Rod and Reel Combo- Lew’s Team let’s Custom Black LFS Combo

Best Fly Fishing Rod- St. Croix Rods Mojo Trout

Best Freshwater Rod- St. Croix Rods Legend Glass

Best Saltwater Rod- St. Croix Rods Mojo Yak

The overall ICAST Best of Show winner will be voted on between 8a.m.-11.a.m in front of ICAST registration. Thursday morning, and announced at 2:00 p.m. from the show floor. FTR will be on-the-scene to report.