The recent ICAST 2018 trade show in Orlando, Florida was a gathering in the fishing and boating world like none other. ICAST is the place where both established giants in the fishing industry as well as new start up companies come to “show off” and announce their latest developments and products for the upcoming seasons. There is so much stuffed into the huge convention center that it is impossible to show it all, but here are many of the highlights and exciting products that will be coming to anglers and sportsmen in the near future.
Tackle & Lures
There are so many new lures and prototypes at the show and its fun to ponder how each one could improve your fishing game back at home or on the road. Here are some that caught our eye!
Rods & Reels
Its a great time to be an angler with so much amazing technology at incredibly moderate price points. Your fishing budget can go a long way in today’s market and the choices are unlimited. Check out some of the new rods and reels coming out soon.
Fishing Tools & Accessories
The main goal at ICAST is for companies to introduce their new and upcoming products for the following retail season. It is a fast paced race to innovate and fine tune the latest fishing and outdoor products.
Boat Accessories & Electronics
Boats are at the heart of many anglers’ activities and the diverse offering of boating accessories and must haves is hard to take in. Here are just a few of the highlights from the show.
Outdoor Apparel and Footwear
Again, another great time to be an angler is in the realm of outdoor apparel and footwear. Most people have become acutely aware of the dangers of too much sun. It used to mean wearing something hot and heavy, but not anymore. Hi tech fabrics and designs are making user-friendly performance clothing that won’t become a sweat box or feel like your fishing in a blanket. The same goes for modern footwear be it boots or boat shoes. There is a pair made for you with arch support and traction as standard features.