Pitman Creek Annual Fall Show-Best of Show Winners

Pitman Creek Wholesale hosted their annual fall show in Sevierville, Tennessee on October 15 and 16, 2023.

Dealers from more than 20 states flocked to the Sevierville Convention Center to take advantage of the industry’s best deals. While in attendance these retailers wrote orders and voted on a plethora of new products in the annual New Product Showcase.

Unlike ICAST, only retailers are eligible to vote at the PCW show, so these awards reflect retailer sensibilities and the goal of selling product to consumers. In all, seven categories were represented, as follows.

Best of Show Overall Winner:

Daiwa Tatula 100

Daiwa Introduces the all-new Tatula 100. A re-design of the reel frame allows anglers to achieve even greater levels of comfort and confidence. Along with a more ergonomic feel, Daiwa has integrated our patented Hyper-Drive design for the smoothest performance and power possible. The new lighter A7075 spool will also give anglers the opportunity to cast longer distances. Anglers will find this model available in a range of gear ratios from 6.3:1/7.1:1/ 8.1:1 in both left and right hand retrieve!

Best of Show Category Winners:

Best Accessory:

Stick Jacket Pro Series

Introducing Stick Jacket PRO Series – a game-changer in rod protection. Denser, tougher, and moisture-resistant, these covers safeguard line guides and rod blanks without the neoprene hassle. Professional-grade defense that dries fast, won’t mold, and simplifies rod management. Experience innovation in upscale packaging, leaving traditional covers behind. Elevate your fishing with PRO Series – the ultimate in rod cover performance.

Best Line:

Seaguar17# Red Label Fluorocarbon

Strong and highly abrasion resistant fluorocarbon line.

Best Soft Bait:

Rapala Crush City Freeloader

The Rapala CrushCity Ned BLT demonstrates less is more, which sometimes is exactly what you need in bass fishing in finesse situations. Jacob Wheeler, the 2019 Major League Fishing world champion, lent his hand to the tasty design of the CrushCity Ned BLT. The 3″ Ned BLT gains maximum buoyancy from TPE material which allows the bait to float and is extremely durable. Built to stand up a 1/4 ounce VMC Ned Rig or rig on a drop-shot setup, the Rapala Ned BLT’s tapered and ribbed tail gives subtle action with the slightest movement.

Best Hard Bait:

Berkley Powerbait Nessie

Mesh reinforced joint provides durability while allowing for free range of motion, stabilizing fins for consistent action, patent pending hook retention clip keeps treble hook secured to body, premium features and components ,Sticky Sharp Fusion19 treble hook, custom painted forage matching finishes.

Best Reel:

Daiwa Tatula 100

Daiwa Introduces the all-new Tatula 100. A re-design of the reel frame allows anglers to achieve even greater levels of comfort and confidence. Along with a more ergonomic feel, Daiwa has integrated our patented Hyper-Drive design for the smoothest performance and power possible. The new lighter A7075 spool will also give anglers the opportunity to cast longer distances. Anglers will find this model available in a range of gear ratios from 6.3:1/7.1:1/ 8.1:1 in both left and right hand retrieve!

Best Rod:

Cashion ICON Spinnerbait Rod

Made in America 7’2″ Spinnerbait Rod. Raw finish blank, microguides, ergonomic hook keeper, carbon fiber grips for increased sensitivity. Lifetime warranty.
SKU – iSPB72MHF
Length – 7’2”
Power – Medium-Heavy
Action – Fast
Line Weight – 12-25lb (15-50 braid)
Lure Weight – 3/8 – 3/4 oz.

Best Terminal Tackle:

Rapala/VMC Swingin’ Ned Rig Jig Delivering finesse appeal with enhanced attraction, the VMC Swinging Ned Rig Jig features an articulated head design that allows the presentation to flow and move more naturally with an incredible crawling action. Built upon a long shank hook with an offset point, the VMC Swinging Ned Rig Jig accommodates a wide-range of finesse plastics, and features a fluorocarbon keeper that locks them in place. Allowing for better bottom contact and enhanced action, the VMC Swinging Ned Rig Jig is a must-have for spinning rod specialists.

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