ICAST 2008: Wednesday July 16th 2008

The first day of the show proved to be an interesting affair as there were numerous retailers itching to share the latest in product information and, surprisingly enough, some rather nonchalant about what was taking place around them. None the less, as a bass angler I could not help but be most excited about the hottest new bass tackle from many of the biggest names in the industry. Of course, I was also more than interested in what everyone else had or wanted to share with me as well.

The convention center was essentially an amalgam of fishing tackle enthusiasts, buyers, sellers, mangers, professional anglers, photographers, press, and a plethora of new product running the gamut from new rods, reels, lures, lines, electronics, tools, and accessories. With fishing tackle eye candy abound I honestly felt like I did the first time I ever set foot in a Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. I ultimately came to the realization today that covering the event in its entirety would surely prove to be an exercise in futility. However, it is still fun to learn what I can and share it with the world. Below are some shots from this morning, expect more to follow tomorrow.
G.C.

P.S.
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to those vendors who took their valuable time to share information and passion about their product with me yesterday and today. I truly appreciate your kindness.

New Shimano Curado

Shimano Curado 200 E

New Quantum Energy PT

Quantum Energy PTiB Spinning Reel

New Quantum Tour KVD Cranking Rod

Quantum Tour KVD Rod

Daiwa Zillion and 4.9 Information Display

Daiwa Zillion and 4.9 Crazy Cranker Information Display

Daiwa Zillion 50th Anniversary Hyper Speed Special Edition

Daiwa Zillion 7.3:1

New Team Daiwa Zillion Rod

Daiwa Zillion Rod

Spro Mc Stick

Spro Mike McClelland Mc Stick

Culprit Ultimate Series

Culprit

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