ICast was a rare opportunity for me to get an inside view into the tackle industry and all the new gear coming out in 2015. Our favorite lures were SPRO's miniature rat wake bait, Berkley's square bill pitbull crankbait, and VMC's gliding jigs. Smooth reels and tough rods were available from several vendors, but it was tough not to stop by the huge 13 Fishing booth and see their unique customizable reels. Boyd Duckett had a great display of his rod and reels which are some of the highest quality gear available. Simms new ProDry gear was hard to ignore, spending so much time on the water this wet spring and coming up this cold winter I will certainly be looking into the ProDry very soon. I did get a couple samples of the new Gliss Monotex line which I will be trying out over the next few months and three Line Cutterz rings. If you haven't heard of Line Cutterz its a Texas based company that offers an easy and efficient solution to cutting fishing line that every angler should have. You can purchase or preorder many of these products online at Tackle Warehouse.
ICast was a great opportunity to spend time with close friends, thank our sponsors, and meet several new friends, I certainly look forward to next year.
Thank you for reading and Happy Fishing
Steven Bardin M.S.