ICAST 2012: the random gear after thoughts…

With another ICAST in the books and show hype subsiding (and I have to go back to my day job) I always tend browse through the pile of catalogs and pictures I collected to reflect on a few more random thoughts and items of interest. Below are just a few random items that upon post ICAST hysteria certainly deserve some discussion. Abu Garcia's Revo Shop: The guys at Pure Fishing never...

New Steez Gets Unleashed

More details about the highly anticipated new generation of Steez reels have been released. At least two new Steez baitcast reels as well as a new "Steez EX" spinning reel are currently available for pre order from Tackle Warehouse. The baitcast reels appear very similar in design to the current generation reels with updated cosmetics and obvious Megabass influence. These updated reels still feature magnesium frame construction in...

Shimano Calcutta D coming to the US market

The leaks keep coming as ICAST 2012 looms on the horizon. This past weekend Tackle Warehouse debuted a pre order page for the Shimano Calcutta D.  After last years (insert opinionated adjective here) ICAST showing many die hard bass anglers are hoping for a strong showing from the tackle giant in 2012. After debut of a new Antares and Calcutta in Osaka back in February the obvious question became "Will...

Steez Tease

I love how this was just nonchalantly posted to Daiwa's Austrailian website this past weekend... Can we American bass anglers get some love for a change? G.C.

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