There were a lot of amazing new products at last week’s ICAST tackle trade show, but none stood out like the advancements I saw in fishing electronics.
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ICAST is over. I have to say it was one of the better ones. The crowds looked to be good and, from what I could see, the buyers were buying.
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The Pilot II by frogg toggs is a jacket and bib made of the same material waders are made of. It's waterproof, breathable and light weight. The jacket has a multiple-piece hood and several storage compartments and D-rings for accessories. The Pilot II comes in two color combinations: black/gray and taupe/stone. The jacket retails for $139 to $149, and the bib retails did $129 to $139.
If you've ever heard of frogg toggs' Chilly Pad, then you already know how cool the idea of a Chilly Pad hat is. The original Chilly Pad is a towel that you wet with warm water and put it on you while you're in the heat. It holds 12 times its weight in water and the coolness lasts up to four hours. It gets 20 to 30 degrees below the ambient temperature. The newest addition to the line is the Chilly Bean Cooling Hat. It looks like a regular hat but functions as a personal air conditioner. It retails for $12 to $15.
Simms has added the women's Crewneck to the SolarFlex line. With artistic styling and contrasting stitching, the shirt is attractive and feminine. It protects the wearer from UV rays and resists odor and sweat. The shirt sells for $39.95.