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...

ICAST 2011: The hype becomes reality

I've got to admit I'm kind of a random lone wolf when it comes to ICAST.  Rather than being restricted by the confines of a pre-established media paradigm its always much more enjoyable to just go check out the product I'm interested in personally.  After cruising the show floor for a couple of hours this morning I was certainly impressed by a number of items and disappointed with...

ICAST 2011: The Hype Continues to Build

With ICAST 2011 set to kickoff next week the hype continues to build and the sneak peaks continue to trickle around the net. Here are a few random items that have recently piqued my interest. Airrus Nano Fusion: This rod offering comes with the return of multiple ICAST award winning Ken Whiting to the company. These rods, while similar in appearance to their own "puls-R" series touts bringing...

ICAST 2010: New Product Showcase Preview

ICAST 2010 started off last night with what has come to be my favorite part of attending the event, The New Product Showcase Preview. This has become a media and buyers only event. One that for any avid angler is analogous to waking up as a child on Christmas morning to a plethora of presents and opening them to see whats inside. It is always fun to discover what’s new and interesting and contemplate how that new rod, reel, lure or accessory will compliment the aresenal of gear you have sitting back at home. Despite my enthusiasm to attend such an event, oftentimes, I still find it hard to describe why I continually enjoy fishing with ever growing amounts of the latest and greatest tackle. Perhaps it’s the search for the next “best” thing, the innate enjoyment of combining man, machine, and nature in new and interesting ways…or maybe its just the fact that like that little kid on Christmas I never want to stop playing with new toys.
G.C.

…as usual less than ideal lighting conditions and an overwhelming amount of new and interesting product.

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