ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportsfishing), is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories, and apparel. It was held this past July in Orlando, FL and featured some pretty amazing new stuff. Here are some of our favorites…
Bluefin Rashguard: Made of a soft, silky, microfiber-spandex blend, this long-sleeved rash guard is stylish, machine washable, and features SPF 40+ protection.
AFTCO Solmar Gloves: These gloves are a versatile, waterproof, all-purpose fishing glove offering SPF 50 protection, Grotech palm and fingers, and CR SmartFoam pads on the palm. Available fully fingered or with tips exposed.
Costa Rooster Sunglasses: These awesome sunglasses aren’t cheap, but worth the money! They feature an internal hinge, TR 90 nylon frame, 100% UV light blockage and 100% polarization. Available in white, black, and tortoise frame colors.
Cuda Professional Knives: Featuring titanium-bonded German 4116 Full-Tang Stainless Steel, these knives get the job done with corrosion resistance and incredible edge retention.
Humminbird Helix 7 SI GPS: This new GPS offers angler-friendly features such as Side Imaging, Down Imaging, and SwitchFire Sonar. It has a 7” widescreen and is large enough for split-screen views. Bonus – a single card slot accommodates a host of different charts.
Rapala Floating Fish Gripper: This easy-to-use locking device allows for a simple one-hand operation. Made from noncorrosive molded HD Plastic and available in 6” and 9” models.
YETI Tundra Coolers: This sturdy cooler features 2 inches of insulation and a freezer-style gasket that keeps cooler contents colder and longer. Other features include roto-molded polyethylene construction, unbreakable self-stopping hinges, and marine-grade nylon rope handles.
YETI Rambler Colster: This super-koozie keeps your tasty beverage ice cold and includes a double-wall vacuum insulation as well as a ThermoLock Gasket that locks in the cold. Heavy-duty stainless steel walls are sweat-proof.
AFTCO MaxForce Harness: This harness is the ultimate for big game fishing. Features include super-comfort molded, closed-cell EVA foam padding and a tough, waterproof lycra polyester cover. The harness is completely synthetic and machine washable.
Huk Kryptek ICON Long-Sleeved Shirt: Made of a fabric mix of 95/5 polyester and spandex with moisture-wicking and antimicrobial capabilities, this shirt allows you to stay cool with the lower back’s polyester mesh vent for airflow.
We know the perfect place to try out your new gear! For information on any of our Venice, LA inshore or offshore chartered fishing excursions, please give us a call at 504-909-8862