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Pro Angler 12 wins Best of Show

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he world’s largest sportfishing trade show, International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better know as ICAST, held its 55th gathering at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The show was from last Wednesday (July 11, 2012) to Friday (July 13, 2012).  Next year’s show will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ICAST officials stated that the show attendance was up 23% from last year and the 3,000 buyers in attendance represented a whopping 25% increase from last year.

Our Fly Tying Editor, Don Reed said the show was a real indicator innovation and that many of the vendors were writing orders each day and that most booths were very busy.

A few other category winners were:

Fly Fishing Rod: G. Loomis > NRX fly rod.

Boating Accessory: JL Marine Systems, Inc. > Power-Pole Drift Paddle.

Powerpole Drift Paddle














Eyewear: Costa > Costa 580 P Sunsrise Lenses.

Fly Fishing Accessory: Luna Sea, LLC > Master Guide Fly Rod “Cush It.”

Fly Fishing Reel: Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle > Wright & McGill Sabalos saltwater fly reel.

Electronics: Johnson Outdoors > Humminbird 360 Imagin.

Apparel: Columbia Sportswear > Airgill Chill Zero long sleeve shirt.


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