Bassmaster.com brings you a first look at 100-plus products set to debut at ICAST, the world's largest fishing trade show.
I dropped by the Rigid Industries booth to chat with Marine Category Manager Chris Brown and met Bassmaster Elite Series pro Josh Bertrand for the first time — nice guy! They showed off the new product for ICAST 2013 — the Trolling Motor spotlight which will shine out over the water, helping anglers see in lowlight conditions. Very cool product from a couple of very cool guys.
Typhoon is expanding its line of eyewear for female anglers. The Moriah and the Coral are new offerings for the ladies. Each comes in tortoise and black.
Bassmaster Classic champ Guido Hibdon has designed two new soft plastic baits for Luck-E-Strike: the Ringmaster and the Ringleader. The Ringmaster, a creature bait, is designed with rings placed close together to trap air. The Ringleader, a worm, floats higher and creates a lot of action with the swimming tail. "I wanted to create something different than everything else out there," Hibdon said from the Luck-E-Strike booth at ICAST 2013.
Livingston Lures, one of B.A.S.S. supporting sponsors, has an impressive booth at ICAST 2013 displaying all of their lures, along with photos of their pros Bassmaster Elite Series pros Brent Chapman, Randy Howell, Hank Cherry, Jeff Kriet, Byron Velvick and more. Stop by to check out their lures, from the Pro Wake to the Dive Master Jr.
This ICAST is over! It was a good one, too -- busy, bigger than in recent years and definitely full of interesting new products. It was a joy working the floor with Jennifer Dome, David Hunter Jones, Chris Mitchell, Tyler Reed, Jim Sexton and Laurie Tisdale ... as always. They're the best. Next year it's in Orlando. That should be just about enough time to recover!
As ICAST draws to a close, the B.A.S.S. staffers are looking for a quick mental break. Jim Coble, founder of 13 Fishing, brought over a selection of the company's new hats and encouraged us to try some on. Then cameras started snapping and duck-face ensued. The hats are a beauty, and they're reasonably priced at $20 to $24. But the best part of the hats is their creative names. Here's a sample: Killer Penguin, Blue Steel, Slick Jimmy and High-Tech Redneck.
Discover the latest new products straight from the 2013 ICAST show room floor.
Winning Best of Show is no guarantee that a product will be successful in the marketplace, but the Micro Anchor seems like the proverbial lead pipe cinch.
The pros were sighted all over the Las Vegas Convention Center on the final full day of the world's largest industry trade show.