For a fisherman, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is the ultimate kid-in-a-candy-shop experience.
This tackle show is put together by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and it is by far the largest sportfishing trade show in the world!
With more than 7,000 representatives from the top tackle and sportfishing brands known to mankind, you better believe that the rods, reels and lures and other fishing-related products you find at ICAST will turn some heads.
This year’s ICAST will take place in Orlando, Florida, from July 11-13. The BDOutdoors.com staff will be on hand to meet with rod and reel manufacturers, lure makers, hook companies, apparel guys, sunglasses companies and more to check out and report on all of the new products that will hit the market in 2013. We’ve already seen some killer new reels that will be unveiled this week and we’re confident in saying that 2013 will feature some very innovative products for anglers of all walks.
We’ll be posting photos from the show each day, including full articles on the New Product Showcase, followed up by the Best in Show winners. We’ll also make sure to get some photos of all of the booth babes, and the top gear that is creating the most buzz at the show.
We have created an ICAST link in the BD Forums for you to follow all of the action as we make our way through these halls that will be overstuffed with all manner of fishing tackle.
ICAST is a trade-only event and not open to the public, but don’t fret, BD has got your back. Stay tuned for more news from the tackle world.