ICAST 2016: New Product Showcase Preview

Contrary to some opinions I think there is a always a lot of interesting product worthy of discussion at the New Product Showcase Preview Reception.  This event annually presented by Fishing Tackle Retailer is a chance for media and buyers to see and get their hands on some of the new product you can find out on the show floor. I find it interesting to think that each chance I get to visit this area there is always the possibility that some of these products might bring about tons of market success and create new players and trends within this industry while others just fall to the background amidst a sea of possibilities. 

Sometimes I see products that are ahead of their time and others that are much too late. I know a lot of those that attend the New Product Showcase Preview Reception love the free food and drink, but for me I cant help but think about the people that are behind some of these products.  Sure some items seem like complete copy cats, some just price point hitters or even just half ass incarnations of a good idea.  However, sometimes I do enjoy seeing those that someone has obviously put a lot of time and effort into in hopes that the end user finds success with it, creates memories, and become life long lovers of the sport of fishing.

I’m usually one of the first ones in and the last ones out on Tuesday night.

Hope to catch you in there sometime.

Below are just a few of the items I came across:

(Note this post may contain affiliate links)

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Zebco_Bullet_Hi_Speed_Spincast

Zebco Bullet hi Speed Spincast Reel $100

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Yeti_Rambler_Handle

Yeti Rambler Handle

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Westin_Danny_The_Duck

Westin Danny the Duck

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Trokar_Tungsten_Jigs

Trokar Tungsten Jigs

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Trapper_Tackle_Finesse

Trapper Tackle Finesse Jig

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Tightlines_UV_WHenko

Tightlines UV Whenko

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Team_Lews_Custom_Pro

Team Lews Custom Pro

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Strike_King_Rage_Tail_Swimmer

Strike King Rage Tail Swimmer

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Strike_King_Popping_Perch

Strike King Popping Perch

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Solo_Skiff

Solo Skiff

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Shimano_NASCI

Shimano NASCI Spinning Reel

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Sebline_Magic_Swimmer_Soft_Gen2

Sebile Magic Swimmer

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Savage_Gear_Suicide_Duck

Savage Gear Suicide Duck

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Savage_Gear_3D_Bluegill

Savage Gear 3D Bluegill

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_River2Sea_Double_Plopper

River2Sea Double Plopper

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Rapala_Skitter_V

Rapala Skitter V

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Plano_Guide_Series_Tackle_Bag

Plano Guide Series Tackle Bag

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Phenix_Recon_Elite

Phenix Recon Elite

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_One_3_Fate_Black

One3 Fate Black Rod

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Minn_Kota_Ultrex_Pedal

Minn Kota Ultrex Pedal

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Manns_4-0

Manns 4-0

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Lowrance_Elite_7_TI

Lowrance Elite 7 TI

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Lews_MachII_Speed_Stick_Combo

Lews MachII Speed Stick Combo

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Jig_Skinz

Jig Skinz

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Jackall_Gantia

Jackall Gantia

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Humminbird_Helix10_SI

Humminbird Helix 10 SI

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_GLOOMIS_GLX

Gloomis GLX

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Favorite_Rush_Baitcast_Reel

Favorite Rush Baitcasting Reel

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Favorite_Jack_Hammer_Spinning_Reel

Favorite Jack Hammer Spinning Reel

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Duel_Hardcore_Ninja_Twitchn_Glider

Duel Hardcore Ninja Twitchn Glider

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_DUCE_ECHO

Duce Echo Rod

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Daiwa_Tatula_CT_Type_R

Daiwa Tatula CT Type R

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Daiwa_BG_Spinning_Reel

Daiwa BG Spinning Reel

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Connect_Scale

Connect Scale

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Castaic_BDS_Soft_1.5

Castaic BDS Soft 1.5″

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Berkley_Fusion_Slow_Turn_Hook

Berkley Fusion Slow Turn hook

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Berkley_Dredger

Berkley Dredger

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Bass_Mafia_Terminal_Coffin

Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_ALX_ENOX_Cyclone

ALX Enox Cyclone

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_ALX_Ben_Parker_Magnum_Spoon_Rod

Ben Parker Magnum Spoon Rod

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_Abu_Garcia_Mgxtreme

Abu Garcia MGXtreme

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_13_Fishing_Inception_Baitcast_Reel

13 Fishing Inception Baitcast Reel

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_13_Fishing_Hat

13 Fishing Hats

 

ICAST_2016_New_Product_Showcase_13_Fishing_Concept_TX

13 Fishing Concept TX Baitcast Reel

 

More to Come.

 

G.C.