ICAST Tackle Recap (New Reels, Rods, Plus The $700 Pair Of Pliers…)
We’re back from ICAST and here’s what we liked, didn’t like, and were shocked by!
The fishing industry’s massive convention called ICAST was just a couple of weeks ago and we had quite a few team members make the week-long event.
Listen in as we discuss what new tackle we saw, what we liked, what we weren’t big fans of, and even some shocking products.
We’ll also discuss many of the category winners along with a big name in the industry that didn’t win anything!!
Check it out!
ICast Overview: The Good, The Bad, & The Shocking [VIDEO]
ICast Overview: The Good, The Bad, & The Shocking [PODCAST]
- THE SALT STRONG INSHORE FISHING TACKLE INDEX (BEST VALUE & PERFORMANCE GEAR)
- SALTWATER FISHING TACKLE MISTAKES: A GUIDE FOR NEWBIES
Here’s a timestamped table of contents:
- 1:29 – New reels revealed
- 2:55 – The Daiwa Saltist MQ won BEST saltwater reel
- 4:47 – What is the MQ design?
- 7:25 – The timeline to receive the new reels at our shop
- 10:36 – Other awards at ICAST 2021
- 12:34 – $700 fishing pliers
- 16:30 – Guess WHO didn’t win anything at ICAST?
- 22:17 – Pure Fishing & Penn reels revealed
- 26:40 – The Best Saltwater Rod at ICAST
- 29:21 – TFO updates to Luke’s Snook Balcony rod
- 35:09 – The first shark deterrent tackle
- 37:34 – Joe knows exactly what keeps the sharks away
- 39:31 – Bubba Blade’s new cordless filet knife
- 41:40 – AFTCO’s clean sweep on awards
- 42:19 – Ike Jime and preserving your catch
- 47:18 – Plano Edge tackle trays are the best
- 48:13 – The “wash me” tackle box
- 51:46 – Bill Dance, Peter Deeks, Guy Harvey, and more!
Here are the 2021 ICAST Best Of Winners:
- Boating Accessories – Plano Molding
Product: Frabill Ultralight Conservation Net
- Boats and Watercraft – BOTE
Product: LONO Aero + APEX Pedal Drive
- Giftware – HitchFire
Product: HitchFire Forge 15
- Footwear – XTRATUF
Product: Ankle Deck Boot Sport
- Eyewear – Costa Del Mar, Inc.
Product: Untangled Collection: New Frames Made from Old Nets
- Lifestyle Apparel for Women – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: AFTCO Womens Fields Utility Overal
- Lifestyle Apparel for Men – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: AFTCO Rescue Regenerated Fishing Shorts
- Technical Apparel – Warm Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Adapt Tactical Phase Change Hooded Shirt
- Technical Apparel – Cold Weather – AFTCO/American Fishing Tackle Company
Product: Barricade Elite 4L Waterproof System
- Soft and Hard Coolers – Plano Molding
Product: Frabill Universal Bait Station
- Electronics – Hummingbird
Product: Hummingbird MEGA Live Imaging
- Cutlery, Hand Pliers/Tools – Bubba
Product: Pro Series Cordless Electric Fillet Knife
- Fly Fishing Accessory – Plano Molding
Product: EDGE Micro Magnetic Fly Box
- Fishing Accessory – Kahuna Wagons
Product: Sidekick Fishing & Beach Wagon
- Kid’s Tackle – Anything Possible Brands
Product: ProFISHiency NERF 5FT 6IN Micro Spin Cast Combo
- Tackle Management – Plano Molding
Product: Atlas Tackle Pack
- Terminal Tackle – Sharkbanz Fishing
Product: The Zeppelin – World’s First Shark Deterrent Tackle
- Ice Fishing – Garmin
Product: LiveScope Ice Fishing Bundle LI
- Fishing Line – Seaguar
- Freshwater Soft Lure – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Berkley PowerBait Gilly
- Freshwater Hard Lure – Rather Outdoors
Product: Strike King Chick Magnet Flat-Sided Crank Bait
- Saltwater Soft Lure – Savage Gear USA, Inc.
Product: Duratech Crab
- Saltwater Hard Lure – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Berkley Choppo Saltwater
- Fly Fishing Rod – G. Loomis
Product: NRX T2S 8810-2
- Freshwater Rod – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Abu Garcia Zenon Rod
- Saltwater Rod – Bull Bay Tackle Company
Product: Banshee Rod – Bull Bay Rod
- Rod and Reel Combo – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Abu Garcia Veritas Baitcast Combo
- Fly Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc.
Product: Greys Tital Fly Reel
- Freshwater Reel – Daiwa Corporation
Product: Zillion SV TW
- Saltwater Reel – Daiwa Corporation
Product: Saltist MQ
ICAST was a blast this year and there were a ton of great new products revealed.
And some really crazy ones too!
Have any questions about the new tackle that debuted at ICAST 2021?
Let me know down in the comments!
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