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ICAST: Category winners announced

The top new items in 25 different categories of the ICAST New Product Showcase, as voted on my media members and buyers, were announced Wednesday night at the Best Of Category Awards Reception.

St. Croix Rods swept the rod categories, winning with its new Mojo Trout (fly fishing), Legend Glass (freshwater) and Mojo Yak (saltwater) rods. Shimano, LIVETARGET, AFTCO and YETI also had wins in multiple categories.

The overall Best of Show award will be announced Thursday afternoon after an additional round of voting, limited to the 25 category winners, takes place.

The category winners are:

> Boating Accessory: Minn Kota Ultrex with MEGA Down Imaging (Johnson Outdoors)
> Boats & Watercraft: 360 Angler (Jackson Kayak)
> Eyewear: Baffin (Costa Del Mar)
> Footwear: Fish Sandals (Rivers Edge Products)
> Giftwear: Cauldryn Coffee (Number 6 Brands)
> Lifestyle Apparel : Hexatron Performance Fleece (AFTCO)
> Technical Apparel: Hydronaut Heavy Duty Waterproof System (AFTCO)
> Marine Electronics: Panoptix LiveScope (Garmin)
> Fishing Accessory: Tundra Haul (YETI)
> Fly Fishing Accessory: Panga Backpack 28 (YETI)
> Fishing Line: SuperSlick V2 Braid (PowerPro)
> Kids Tackle: Kids Casters DUDE PERFECT Fishing Kit (Anything Possible)
> Tackle Management: Lure Lock Lure Locker (Tak Logic)
> Terminal Tackle: Neko Skirt (Rapala VMC)
> Freshwater Hard Lure: Freddy the Frog (Westin)
> Saltwater Hard Lure: Octopi (13 Fishing)
> Freshwater Soft Lure: Hollow Body Crawfish (LIVETARGET)
> Saltwater Soft Lure: Fleeing Shrimp (LIVETARGET)
> Fly Fishing Reel: MF Fly Reel (Seigler Reels)
> Freshwater Reel: Curado DC (Shimano)
> Saltwater Reel: Tekota 500 Levelwind (Shimano)
> Rod and Reel Combo: Custom Black LFS Combo (Lew's)
> Fly Fishing Rod: Mojo Trout (St. Croix Rods)
> Freshwater Rod: Legend Glass (St. Croix Rods)
> Saltwater Rod: Mojo Yak (St. Croix Rods)

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