2023 ICAST Best of Awards

Best of Fishing Lifestyle

Novelties and Wellness
Product: The GoMist Drink and Misting Bottle | ExtremeMist Personal Cooling Systems

Motorized Boating Accessories
Product: PowerPole Move ZR | Power-Pole®

Non-Motorized Boating Accessory

Boats and Watercraft
Product: Old Town Sportsman BigWater ePDL + 132 | Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, Inc.

Product: Ankle Deck Boots – Black | AFTCO

Ice Fishing
Product: LiveScope™ Plus Ice Fishing Bundle LI with ECHOMAP™ UHD2 93sv | Garmin USA

Product: King Tide 8, Black 580G Blue Mirror | Costa Sunglasses

Lifestyle Apparel for Women
Women’s Coverup Dress | Huk Performance Fishing

Lifestyle Apparel for Men
Ocean Bound Hooded Performance Shirt | AFTCO

Warm Weather Technical Apparel for Women
Product: Mojeaux 1/4 Zip Performance Shirt | AFTCO

Warm Weather Technical Apparel for Men
Product: Channel Hooded Performance Shirt | AFTCO

Cold Weather Technical Apparel for Women
Product: Women’s Barricade Rain Suit | AFTCO

Cold Weather Technical Apparel for Men
Product: Gale Pullover | Blackfish Gear

Best of General Tackle

Soft and Hard Coolers
Product: Flop Box 10 | Flop Industries

Product: Westin EscapeCam | Westin Fishing

Cutlery, Hand Plies or Tools
Product: BUBBA Pro Series Smart Fish Scale | BUBBA

Fishing Accessory
Product: ENGEL USB Rechargeable Lithium-Ion XL Live Bait Aerator Pump | ENGEL Coolers

Kids’ Tackle
Product: ProFISHiency Next Gen Crazy Combo | Anything Possible Brands

Tackle Management
Product: Pontoon Boat Tackle Center | Boat Outfitters

Terminal Tackle
Product: VMC Swingin’ Ned Rig Jig | Rapala

Custom Tackle and Components
American Tackle Tsuka 2 Complete Carbon Handle | American Tackle Company

Fishing Line
Product: Mastiff Fluorocarbon | Shimano

Best of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Waders & Wading Boots
Product: G4Z Stockingfoot Wader | Simms Fishing Products

Fly Lines, Leaders, Tippet and Line Accessories
Product: BUZBE Colony 8T (THIN) | BUZBE

Fly Fishing Packs, Bags & Luggage
Product: Flyweight Vest Pack | Simms Fishing Products

Fly Fishing Technical Apparel and Accessories
Product: Master M6014 Edition | Renzetti, Inc.

Fly Fishing Reel
Product: Cheeky Spray Fly Reel | Cheeky Fishing

Fly Fishing Rod
Product: Hardy Marksman Z | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Lures

Freshwater Soft Lure
Product: Berkley PowerBait Nessie | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Saltwater Soft Lure
Product: Mulletron LT (Line Through) Swimbait | Z-Man Fishing Products

Freshwater Hard Lure
Product: ChatterBait Elite EVO | Z-Man Fishing Products

Saltwater Hard Lure
Product: MIrrOlure The Duke Dog | L&S Bait Company

Best of Rods

Freshwater Rod
Product: St. Croix Mojo Bass TRIGON | St. Croix Rods

Saltwater Rod
Product: NRX+ Inshore | Shimano

Rod & Reel Combo
Product: Abu Garcia ZATA Baitcast Combo | Pure Fishing, Inc.

Best of Reels

Freshwater Reel
Product: Stradic FM | Shimano

Saltwater Reel
Product: Seapower 1200 | Daiwa Corporation


The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry’s trade association committed to representing the interests of the sportfishing and boating industries as well as the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry and anglers a unified voice when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. ASA invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous, as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic, conservation and social values of sportfishing in America. ASA also gives America’s 55 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways through Keep America Fishing, our national angler advocacy campaign. America’s anglers generate nearly $50 billion in retail sales with a $125 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for 800,000 people.