According to information released by the American Sportfishing Association, the 2012 ICAST had a total of 9,000 attendees, which includes 3,000 buyers and more than 760 media representatives.
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Simms introduced multiple new items at ICAST, but a couple of standouts are the Contender jacket and bib and the SolarFlex tee, according to Simms' Diane Bristol. The Contender offers high-quality Gore-Tex protection at a lower price point than some of the company's prior offerings. The jacket has several pockets, a storm hood and adjustable cuffs. It retails for $349.95, and the bib for $299.95. "Sun protection is a huge deal," said Bristol. "We have a broad range of solar protective products."
I’ve spent the last few days at the tackle trade show in Orlando talking to buyers and media from around the world about my sponsors’ new products for 2013. One item that’s getting a lot of attention is the Strike King Dream Shot, a 4-inch soft plastic drop-shot that my nephew Jonathon used to win the Green Bay Challenge two weeks ago. Strike King is one of the few lure companies that puts prototype lures in the hands of their pro staff for testing before releasing them to the public.