ICAST 2017: New Product Showcase Preview

The New Product Showcase preview kicked off tonight.

It was apparent how much the industry has grown this year as there was a lot of product to fully digest.

Here are a few items I found rather interesting.

(Disclaimer: Affiliates in post)

 

13 Fishing Trick Shop Concept Z Bearing kit
Looks like you can upgrade an existing reel to this new technology. I like the idea.

 

River2Sea Phat Mat Daddy Frog
With the rapid rise of the Teckel Sprinker Frog to prominence River2Sea looks to defend their Whopper Plopper with their own frog implementation.

 

Lews Mach Speed Throat-hook Release
Reminds me of an updated and robust D-Barb tool I have.

 

Favorite Fishing MLB Chicago Rod
Part of a series of rods which will include all 30 MLB teams. This 24 ton blank rod with fan favorite styling cues will retail for $129.99

 

Perfection Lures Shaky Head
These shaky heads definitely Stand Up!

 

Abu Garcia Revo Premier
Haven’t even heard anything about this reel until today. Curious to see more from Pure Fishing.

 

13 Fishing Concept Z baitcast Reel
I honestly like the willingness to of this company to continually push the industry design paradigm

 

Minn Kota Talon 15ft
Equipped with Bluetooth technology and a work light under the top cap designed to completely illuminate the stern of a boat.
Is 15ft still considered shallow?

 

Ardent Pro Rod Overgrip
Not sure how I feel about this without time on the water with it. Seems like an interesting concept

 

Ram Mounts 1 inch ball go pro Adapter
I know a couple of guys that could use this accessory

 

Kid Caster Combo with Winn Grips
Winn Grips on a kids combo. I dig it. I think my boys would definitely enjoy a combo like this.

 

Favorite Fishing Emperor Rod
MLS handle, aluminum crown locking fore-grip, 4D paint finish. 40 ton blank. $199 price point.
(Aesthetics remind me of the Jackall Poison Ultima)

 

Tightlines UV Drew Benton’s Sow Belly Swimbait
Thought this was a pretty good idea. Addition of the company’s whiskers to a swim bait to create a hybrid swimbait/swimjig lure.

 

13 Fishing Prototype TX Spinning Reel
Looks like it will compliment last years Concept TX limited edition baitcast reel quite nicely.

 

New Penn International VI
I’m not a hardcore saltwater guy but this new international is pretty sweet.  Penn internationals are highly regarded down here in South Florida.

 

New Garmin Virb 360 action camera
Interesting new Portable 360 degree camera with 5.7k/30fps resolution and 4k spherical stabilization ($799). 3D videos are sweet. It will be interesting to see them start becoming more mainstream.

 

Three new top water prop bait collaboration between River2Sea and Chis lane
Top to Bottom: Lane Changer, Big Mistake, and Top Notch


 

Phenix Rods Feather Series Bass Rods
30-40 ton hybrid blanks. Minimalist build.  Great Feel in hand. $139-$169

 

 

 

G.C.