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ICAST, ICAST 2011

ICAST 2011: The hype becomes reality

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 […]

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ICAST 2011: New Product Showcase Preview

ICAST 2011: New Product Showcase Preview

Had a great time checking out the latest gear on display at the ICAST 2011 New Product Showcase. There were a few items that made me real excited to test out on the water this fall and a few that frankly made me scratch my head and wonder “why?” This […]

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ICAST 2011: The Hype Continues to Build

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 […]

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ICAST, ICAST 2010

ICAST 2010: That’s Interesting…

ICAST 2010: That’s Interesting…

There is always a lot of information to soak in at ICAST. Particularly if you’re trying to find out what is the “latest and greatest”. Wandering the floor I learned of a few items that will surely make their way into my arsenal in one form or another. Here’s a […]

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ICAST 2010: New Product Showcase Preview

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 […]

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ICAST, ICAST 2009

Product Managers Ted Akutsu and Bryan Yamane proudly display the latest Daiwa Steez rod

ICAST 2009: Commentary and Wrap Up

In the days following ICAST 2009 I’ve come to the realization that my passion for bass fishing mainly lies in the quest for serenity from the minutiae of everyday life. However, much like the modern angler who craves information, I too am subject to spend too much time online searching […]

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ICAST, ICAST 2009

ICAST 2009: New Product Showcase “Best of Show” Winners

ICAST 2009: New Product Showcase “Best of Show” Winners

This year there were changes in the voting rules pertaining to the selection of the ICAST 2009 “Best of Show” winners.  Essentially exhibitors were not permitted into the showcase until the voting period was over.  Also only one vote was allowed per buying entity or media outlet.  Hopefully, controversy over […]

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ICAST 2009: New Product Showcase

ICAST 2009: New Product Showcase

The much anticipated debut of the New Product Showcase at ICAST 2009 took place last night. This annual gathering is a media and buyers only event where the latest and greatest products are displayed in hopes of winning an ICAST 2009 Best of Show award. The sheer number of offerings […]

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ICAST, ICAST 2008

ICAST 2008 The Aftermath: A random list of the top “I want that” items part 3

ICAST 2008 The Aftermath: A random list of the top “I want that” items part 3

This is the last post of my ICAST 2008 “I want that” list 3) Daiwa Steez 7.1:1 baitcasters 103SHA and 100SHA Its hard to deny the power the Daiwa Steez has over bass fisherman.  The first time I had the chance to hold one I was instantly amazed at the fact that a bass […]

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