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.
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.