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Complete list of all current ICAST 2014 coverage
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Glide Week : Riding the S-Wave!
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Batson Enterprises steps up to the plate with advanced new rod components
Batson Enterprises and their various brands offer rod builders a multitude of high-quality options.  At ICAST this year, they invited us to swing by and check out a few of the latest products being released from their RainShadow and Alps labels.

Fishpond hopes to net more customers by rolling out fresh releases
Anglers and outdoor enthusiasts carry a lot of gear that needs to be stored and managed. Thankfully, there are many companies that offer solutions to our problems. As one of the premier names on the market, Fishpond offers not just a variety of great storage and travel options, but accessories and apparel as well.
New Fly Lines from Scientific Anglers
When it comes to fly lines, Scientific Anglers might just be the most popular brand of them all. If you can catch it on a fly, they make a line for it. A trip to the IFTD show just wouldn't be complete without swinging by the SA booth to see their latest and greatest product releases.
Ladies and Gentlemen: New Rod Offerings from Scott
Based in Colorado, Scott has been a longtime favorite of both fresh and saltwater anglers. This year they are offering several new rods including something truly special and exotic. Let's check out what Scott has in store for us!
The Micro Magic Rods Go Pro and Surprise New Reels from Duckett
Pro Angler Boyd Duckett's line of fishing tackle is about to grow immensely as the company introduces new rods and reels. That's right, reels. Up until now the young company has been known up to this point as a manufacturer of well balanced sticks, and this season they roll out a completely new lineup of baitcasters...
A New Reel from Ross and the Return of an Old Favorite
Mayfly Group LLC, the owners of Abel Reels, recently purchased Ross. The brand will indeed retain its own identity, and we swung by their IFTD booth to see both of their latest reels that are made right here in the USA.
Lew's Goes "Lite" with their Newest Baitcaster
As usual Lew's had a number of exciting new products launching at ICAST. Most exciting of which had to be the new Lew's Lite baitcaster which aims to deliver plenty of performance and features all in a lightweight package.
Orvis Livens Things up with Four New Releases
We'd be very surprised if there was a fly angler anywhere on this earth that hasn't heard of the Orvis brand. As one of the largest fly-fishing companies in existence, they offer an expansive line of products that extends well beyond just fishing. This year, Orvis expands the updated Helios 2 lineup and offers us a mix of other fresh new gear.
Falcon Rods Supertunes the Cara and the Lowrider Celebrates 20 Years
The first LowRider back in 1995 transformed high performance bass fishing with the first low profile guide system. This year the company had plenty to talk about as they gave the venerable series a major update.

A BIG new addition to the CCFX2 series by Nautilus
It takes a special blend of components and engineering to make the perfect big-game fly reel. That is certainly not an easy undertaking, but the folks at Nautilus seem to have the right formula in play. Their reels have received a ton of praise in recent years, and at this year's IFTD show they unleashed a real beast from their Miami, FL headquarters. 

Taking Home the Win with Savage Gear's Newest Bait
Spend five minutes with Mads Grosell, the design guru at Savage Gear, and it is clear that his passion for lure design is fueling the forge of the company's innovation. Together with Okuma the team at Savage Gear has been on an absolute tear, and part of their winning formula is due to their strategy of introducing lures based on 3D scans of actual prey.
Hardy sheds some light on their latest fly rods and reels
The Hardy brand has been associated with quality fly fishing products for many more years than I've been alive. Several weeks ago we learned that Pure Fishing acquired both the Hardy and Greys labels. What does this mean for both brands? We don't have any clues quite yet, but let's dive into what's new from Hardy this year!
DUO Expands their Hardbait Arsenal
DUO has taken the premium bass market by storm and the success of their Spinbait 80 has more than put the company on the map, it has made the brand well known among both tournament anglers and weekend warriors looking for high quality hardbaits.


 
 
New rods from Echo give your fly fishing a boost!
People interested in taking up fly fishing often complain that the sport appears to be rather expensive to get into. Sure, it's generally more costly than conventional angling to get set up with quality gear, but thankfully there are brands like Echo that make it less traumatic on your wallet.
Land the big ones with new fly lines from Cortland
Cortland offers a staggering array of fly lines for all aspects of fly fishing. We can think of no better way to introduce new products than at the yearly IFTD show, and this year they did just that by showcasing several new lines intended to enhance your fly fishing experience.
Quantum Updates the Cabo and Boca Spinning Reels to Take On Even Bigger Fish
Need a spinning reel with capacity to hold large amounts of super heavy braid or other line but don't have a $1000+ budget? Quantum introduces new, larger sizes in their popular Boca and Cabo spinning reels!

Cast tight loops with new saltwater-friendly rods from Clutch
Even though the Clutch brand has only been around since 2012, they have been steadily gaining momentum in the fly rod marketplace. Offering a range of both single and two-handed rods from 5 to 12 weight, their latest offerings are geared towards those anglers chasing saltwater game. 

Quantum Refines the PT Smoke
When Quantum debuted their original Smoke reel four years ago at ICAST 2010, it was their stepping stone to lighter, smaller reels with a greater mass appeal. This year, they redefine the popular line with some interesting advances.

AA Worms Flying Fish Swim Bait
Born out of an idea from prostaffer John Waters of Norwalk, AA Worm's new Flying Fish Swimbait began as a modified swimbait where Waters added wings to his baits to change things up. Paino dismissed the concept early on because the wings did not enhance the action of the lure, but Waters was persistent.

Cheeky helps give your fly fishing a BOOST
With a unique name and bright color schemes, Cheeky has an unmistakable identity in the world of fly fishing. We first met the Cheeky guys several years ago when all they had were a few prototype reels that they were testing and gathering opinions on. It's been nice to see their company grow since then, and we made sure to swing by their booth to check out the latest offerings. 

Simms Gears Up for Another Big Season
I can't remember another apparel company that has come in, and up, so quickly in the fishing space than Simms. The company now caters to anglers of all sorts and as usual came to ICAST loaded to bear with new technical garments and clever tackle storage options.

Argentina-based Correntoso fly reels shows off at IFTD
As one of the new fly reel companies at this year's show, Correntoso blends a very out-of-the-ordinary drag design with quality components. Upon speaking with the team at the IFTD show, they were very enthusiastic about securing a foothold in the American market. Let's see what they had on display! 

LYNX Compression Technology makes knots obsolete
There's little doubt in the mind of any angler that the knot is the single weakest link between you and the fish. While the physical line may test at a certain poundage, your knot is the biggest factor determining the true breakage strength of the entire connection. LYNX unveiled a new technology at ICAST that actually eliminates the need to even tie a knot! 


 

From the Heart of Trout Country: Bozeman Reel
Part of what makes conventions so great is learning about companies that you're unfamiliar with. Bozeman Reel from—you guessed it—Bozeman, Montana, is one such company. Before the IFTD show we were totally unaware of the brand, but we quickly got acquainted with their small lineup of precision reels and accessories.

Douglas shows up to ICAST with impressive new rods
Douglas Outdoors may be a new company, but that sure didn't stop them from having a presence on both the ICAST and IFTD sides of the convention center. Although founder Jim Murphy has been a prominent force in fly fishing for quite some time, his company's latest foray includes rods for conventional anglers as well.

From ice to fly with CarbonPro
Walking the aisles of both the ICAST and IFTD sides of the convention center revealed many new brands. CarbonPro is one of the newcomers to the scene, and their mix of exotic-looking ice rods and well-appointed fly rods made us stop for a closer look. Let's check out exactly what they offer.
A pair of new high-performance reels from Allen Fly Fishing
There's no doubt that fly fishing can be an expensive sport. Thankfully, companies like Allen Fly Fishing offer affordable alternatives for anglers that seek the best value. Even though Allen offers many great products that are easy on the wallet, this year they are introducing two new reel lines that look promising if you desire something even better.
SpoolTek Swimbaits Feature Innovative Hidden Leader System
Perhaps the most innovative lure we saw at the show was a swimbait offering from a relatively new company called SpoolTek. What may appear to be a pretty straightforward swimbait is actually surprisingly feature rich.

A Flock of New Products from Hatch
Few will argue that Hatch makes some of the sweetest looking and performing fly reels around. What did they have in store for us this year at the IFTD show? Much more than reels, that's for sure. Here's a look at the new products they will be unleashing into the market.

YETI shows a softer side with the new Hopper cooler
To say YETI has made an impact on the cooler market would be an understatement. Their products are immensely popular and are widely regarded as the best and toughest on the market. This year, they introduced a new soft-sided portable cooler that will be great for everything from picnics to fishing trips.

Storm Extends Arashi to the Top and Mid-Deep Range
Storm really took the bass fishing public by their company name when they introduced their Arashi series of baits last year. For the coming season, they extend this lineup into a more complete suite of products while at the same time, breathing new life into a tried and true favorite.
Kahara Further Defining Niche
Up until recently, the products we've seen from Kahara have been tools and a couple of niche frog and rat baits. Continuing their trend of addressing specific bait situations, Kahara brings to market some new, intriguing baits for 2015.


 

 

 

 

 

 
 





 

 



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