"The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has been holding an annual trade show since 1953. I've managed to attend 48 of them over my life in the fishing industry," says writer and television host Mark Sosin. "There have been a lot of changes over those years, too.
ORLANDO: The annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades is more than just a trade show. It's a mixture of fun, function and folly. In addition to creating an opportunity for media and buyers to view (and in a few cases actually test) new products, it's also an opportunity to take the pulse of an industry that's been hit very, very hard in the past decade.
The Bassmaster pros show us their favorite picks from ICAST 2009.
ORLANDO Stroll down just a few of the aisles at the 2009 ICAST show in Orlando, and you'll quickly realize that fashion is not the exclusive province of Paris and New York. There's plenty of fashion right here in the fishing world ... if you'll just look for it.
The best of show award was given to Hobicat for their cross-over kayak bass boat.
ORLANDO -- The auto world isn't the only industry sporting hybrid vehicles in 2009.
Biwa guide offers new insights on new potential world records.
The newest trend in fishing, soft plastic lures, was unveiled at the 2009 ICAST.
For a brief moment, Bobby Lane was one of the Top 12. A slip-up at Iowa sent him back down the ranks. Can he mount a comeback?
Kevin VanDam views ICAST much like he views an Elite Series tournament or a Bassmaster Classic appearance. He's there to figure things out and to win. Showing up or finishing second has little or no meaning to this man.