Scenes from ICAST 2012

A sampling of new fishing tackle and gear we found at ICAST 2012

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ICAST (the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) is the premier trade event for the sportfishing industry, and gives those lucky few that are allowed inside a glimpse at all the innovative new gear we anglers can look forward to in the coming year. We walked the floor at this year's event (held in Orlando, Florida) and bring you a mere sampling of what we saw... Ben Holtzclaw
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The ICAST floor (with the New Product Showcase in the foreground) in the Orange County Convention Center.Ben Holtzclaw
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Media representatives and ICAST exhibitors register for the event on Wednesday morning.Ben Holtzclaw
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Fish Skinz had some eye-catching art on display.Glenn Cameron
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Flying Fisherman has a stylish new mahi face protector coming out soon.Glenn Cameron
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Costa showcased their collection of polarized sunglasses.Glenn Cameron
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Livingston Lures was a popular booth with its wide assortment of lures.Glenn Cameron
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Old Harbor Outfitters has a wide variety of performance fishing apparel coming out soonGlenn Cameron
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OHO also has some water resistant bags to protect your gear on fishing expeditions.Glenn Cameron
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Montauk Fishing Gear has everything from fishing reels to bait knives.Glenn Cameron
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Calcutta had a large presence at the show.Glenn Cameron
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Halco had some good looking new lures that are likely to be attractive to big fish.

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Pelagic had some pretty cool apparel on display, including this sailfish tee.Glenn Cameron
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These gloves from Pelagic look like they will stylishly protect you while you release billfish this year.Glenn Cameron
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Van Staal had some pretty reels on display.Glenn Cameron
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Fathom has some new hats that look to keep sweat off your face while battling the sun.Glenn Cameron
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The casting pond at ICAST gave lure manufacturers a chance to show off the action of their latest offerings.Ben Holtzclaw
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Chain Gang had some mean-looking skirts this year.Glenn Cameron
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A representative from Livingston Lures displays their Spring Craw Dive Master.Glenn Cameron
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Mojo brought some "Sportfishing camo" gear.Glenn Cameron
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There was also some fishing-themed jewelry for the lady anglers.Glenn Cameron
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The Blue Fox Vibraz Super Bou looks like it will catch some fish.Glenn Cameron
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Tiffany Clemons shows off a custom fishing paddleboard from BOTE BoardsBen Holtzclaw
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One-man fishing craft seemed to be quite popular this year, especially paddleboards...Glenn Cameron
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This was best exemplified by Hobie's "Best of Show" win with the Mirage Pro Angler 12 kayak.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Mirage hosted a collection of innovative features including this fully-adjustable seat with tilt control and lumbar support.Ben Holtzclaw
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These below-deck built-in waterproof tackle boxes should also prove handy.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Predator by Freedom Hawk is another example of a purpose-built fishing paddleboard.Ben Holtzclaw
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NuCanoe's two-person kayak/canoe hybrid.Ben Holtzclaw
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Osprey Fishing's SUP -- this one's inflatable!Ben Holtzclaw
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Koppers has a new jointed diver.Glenn Cameron
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Fathom Offshore brought a nice selection of lures. Here their model displays one of their finest offerings.Glenn Cameron
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These prototype pliers from Boomerang Tool Company were generating some buzz around the show.Glenn Cameron
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Boomerang Tool Company had some friendly models showing off the new tools to guests.Glenn Cameron
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This new Odor-Off hand soap gets that fishy smell off your hands.Glenn Cameron
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This new Odor-Off hand soap gets that fishy smell off your hands. When you rub your hands together activated carbon is released from little black beads. They adsorb the fishy odor from your skin.Glenn Cameron
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Calcutta brought a new line of tackle bags to the show that featured wheeled bases and telescoping handles.Ben Holtzclaw
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Central Florida's three inshore favorites (trout, redfish, snook) living in harmony in an onsite FWC display.Ben Holtzclaw
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Columbia introduced a cool (literally) new fabric at the show this year dubbed Omni-Freeze ZERO.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Columbia Powerdrain shoes boast a solid grip and the company's new Omni-Freeze technology.Ben Holtzclaw
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Aqua Design had some uniquely patterned shirts on display.Glenn Cameron
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The LifeProof LifeJacket for your iPhone 4 was a hot item this year. When coupled with a waterproof case, the LifeProof ring keeps your phone afloat.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Drift Paddle attaches to your Power-Pole and acts much like a drift sock, while giving anglers the option to quickly change direction. A New Product Showcase winner.Ben Holtzclaw
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The new Sashimi Bonita from Yo-zuri should prove irresistible offshore.Ben Holtzclaw
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Costa took a New Product Showcase win with their new low-light 580P Sunrise lens.Ben Holtzclaw
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Costa also brought their new aviator-style frames, the Cocos.Ben Holtzclaw
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Simms displays just a few new styles at the show, including the Fall Run jacket and new additions to the Solarflex line.Ben Holtzclaw
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Big Fin Apparel had some fine looking swimwear.Glenn Cameron
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Berkley scored a New Product Showcase win with their new Trilene offerings.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Penn Spinfisher V is built to take repeated dunkings (and New Product Showcase wins, apparently).Ben Holtzclaw
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The many sizes of the new Penn Spinfisher, up to the 1050, which is built to take on big tuna.Ben Holtzclaw
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This year's unofficial "Out There" award goes to this SpoolTek swimbait, which features a rewindable, hidden wire leader.Ben Holtzclaw
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There it goes!Ben Holtzclaw
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An assortment of new pliers from CalcuttaBen Holtzclaw
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Daiwa's Opus Plus series reel with exciting new "Bite N' Run" clutch technology.Ben Holtzclaw
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TUF-Line's new HeviCore fast-sinking line and SuperCast superline.Ben Holtzclaw
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Wild River had models giving out velcro wallets and displaying their tackle boxes.Glenn Cameron
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Shimano's new Tranx star-drag saltwater-grade levelwind.Ben Holtzclaw
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Yo-Zuri added joints to the Crystal 3D minnow series this year to make it irresistible.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Surf Pro Needle hardbait is meant to be fished slow.Ben Holtzclaw
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These soft-plastic Bento Baits from Lunkerhunt are super-realistic and scored the company a New Product Showcase win.Ben Holtzclaw
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Sportsman's Gold had a model handing out some tasty fish at the show.Ben Holtzclaw
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A cool little TwinSpin model from AccurateBen Holtzclaw
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Accurate also introduced the new "Dawg Pound" series of two-speed reelsBen Holtzclaw
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Overboard's Bobber Series of rod grips keeps your outfit afloat and is designed with kayak anglers in mind.Ben Holtzclaw
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The a-Series touchscreen multifunction display from Raymarine is designed for smaller boats.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Roosta Popper 160 from Halco is designed for "maximum splash"Ben Holtzclaw
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Lowrance introduced the Gen2 version of the HDS-10 High Definition System at the show. It features twice the processing speed and memory of its predecessor.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Savage Gear 3D Reel Eel looks good enough to eat and shouldl be a big hit with our Northeast friends.Ben Holtzclaw
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Smith Optics' new Prospect style aims to please a wide range of anglers.Ben Holtzclaw
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The Hydro-Flo Flex'N Go Satchel gives anglers options when organizing their tackle.Ben Holtzclaw
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Automatic vending machine makes buying bait after hours fun!Ben Holtzclaw
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TackleWebs tackle bags boast versatility and can be attached to T-tops, railings and more.Ben Holtzclaw
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New fishing harness from Old Harbor OutfittersBen Holtzclaw
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Mojo had some stylish apparel on display.Glenn Cameron
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The all-new Helios spinning reel from Okuma should prove to be a lightweight powerhouse.Ben Holtzclaw
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New Okuma Cruz rods feature innovative guides and two-piece designBen Holtzclaw
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Fin-Nor's new two-speed Marquesa should provide plenty of offshore muscle.Ben Holtzclaw
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Quantum's new small-yet-capable Smoke Inshore spinning reel.Ben Holtzclaw
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Check out the rest of our ICAST coverage here, including exclusive blogs, the latest news and sponsor videos.Ben Holtzclaw