ICAST 2018, what do you want to see?

Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
I will be headed up to Orlando for this years ICAST once again. I will be there Wednesday - Friday. Have a few interviews lined up and would really like to hear from you guys what it is that interests you. I figured I'd keep this discussion updated throughout my time at ICAST with photos and videos of all the newest gear coming out. Please let me know what you would like to see, or get further information on, and I will do my best to cover it while at the show. 

So far I have heard a few rumors, some of which are confirmed. Heres some of it. If you want to see something, please comment what it is below. Thank You and happy viewing

Penn Pursuit III LE
Penn Fathom II level Wind
Penn Spinfisher VI
St. Croix Mojo Yak Rod
Live Target offshore, inshore and FW Lures
Daiwa Rods (Kage, AGS, Tatula)
Rapala Lures
Shimano DC version of the Curado K
Sufix Advanced Copolymer
Seaguar Gold label Flourocarbon SW line 23% thinner. 


  • Diego_sosaaDiego_sosaa Posts: 40 Greenhorn
    Some large snook lures from live target with a better design so they dont shake them would be great
  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 341 Deckhand
    edited July 10 #3
    united composites usa rods and blanks
    Anything that has to do with zoned action surf rods cts, ccp, century.
    Baitcasters for putting baits at distance in the surf.

    I laid the tiles down in the museum of natural history.
    Tile rods, including E-Glass rods, reels, rock cod lead molds.
    How can we make them better!
    We all new what we were doing until DropTheHammer showed up.
  • benwah22benwah22 Posts: 79 Greenhorn
    Accurate's star drag reel
    Instagram:  @mrbennyortiz
    Temple Reef Pro Team
    Aftco Pro Team
    Slow Pitch Jigger
    Occasional Fish Catcher
  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
    Thank you guys, will be looking into all the requested info starting tomorrow. Keep em coming 
  • waldnerrwaldnerr Posts: 995 Officer
    Given all of the hype, I'd like to see an announcement to the effect that the Van Staal VR50 will soon be widely available. A wait of several months after placing an order is unacceptable, especially since the reel has been "out" for several months and the "extras" that come with the other VR series reels, such as a manual pickup, are not included with the VR50..
  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
    hmmmm I’m going to see if I can track someone down at their booth. If anything maybe I can get you a direct contact to figure out the best way to get this reel or future reels faster. I’ll see what I can do @waldnerr
  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 341 Deckhand

    We all new what we were doing until DropTheHammer showed up.
  • waldnerrwaldnerr Posts: 995 Officer
    Many thanks! A couple friends who are active in the industry were given prototype VR50's and love them. The reels have some great features, but getting one is like trying to find teeth in a chicken. No matter how good they are, it's to no avail if they aren't available.
  • AnyhooAnyhoo Posts: 134 Deckhand
    Makaira 15T
  • greyreefsharkgreyreefshark Posts: 412 Deckhand
    Some of things I’ll have to wait and see how they play out, like the New Sufix Copolymer Line, and Segaur Gold standard.

    The Sufix is making some bold and wordy statements, but I’ll have to see if there’s any truth to them.
  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
    Attached are the new Penn Spinfisher  VI as well as the Pursuit III

    Also Savage Gear new Jigging squid which was pretty impressive in their demo pool. Videos coming soon of all this cool stuff. Stay tuned
  • greyreefsharkgreyreefshark Posts: 412 Deckhand
    Reel Tease, Thankyou Greatly for posting these awesome photos with their descriptions man!
  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
    Here’s a few more shots, I’m pretty beat so I’ll post more stuff tomorrow. 
    In no specific order 
    LiveTarget fleeing shrimp
    Nomad Design DTX Minnow 
    13 Fishing “The Dine” looks super realistic
    Fusion Marine Radio RA770 
    Yeti cooler with wheels,
    Calcutta Roto Molded Cooler
    A cooler mounted fighting gimbal by Calcutta 
    Savage Gear stick Baits meant to be casted or trolled in saltwater
    Huk boots on the left, boots on right I currently forgot the maker.
    Most will have a full video overview coming soon

  • greyreefsharkgreyreefshark Posts: 412 Deckhand
    That Live Target Shrimp looks Awesome! I’m gonna check if that 13 Fishing soft Bait has a video on it’s action. That could be a goodn!
  • equystequyst dallasPosts: 10 Greenhorn
    a very interesting thread[IMG]http://gshort.click/isna/4/o.png[/IMG]
  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
    @waldnerr I spoke with a rep for. Van Staal, he mentioned that the VR50 doesn’t have the bail less option for the fact that the reel is made for finesse anglers, like those chasing elusive fish such as bonefish on the flats. The bail less option would be counter productive bc it would require the angler to lift the rod slightly to get the line on your finger. Which in this situation could spook the fish. So they decided opting out for bail less VR50 at the moment, however he said the future most likely will have a bail less model. 

    As far as optaining a reel in short order he said to please contact him. I have his card and will PM you his info. Anyone else interested please pm me as well
  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
    A few more shots, once I get home I’ll be able to make some bigger uploads. For now here are some Daiwa electric reels, 
    some jig heads by Berkley, and a concept of the first baitcaster that won’t backlash. Was told you can cast it into a wall and it will stop before it backlashes. 

  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
    ICAST 2018 winners 

    Best Boating Accessory- Johnson Outdoors Minn Kota Ultrex

    Best Boats & Watercraft- Jackson Kayak 360 Angler

    Best Eyewear- Costa Sunglasses Baffin

    Best Footwear- Rivers Edge Products Fish Sandals

    Best Giftwear- Number 6 Brands Cauldryn Coffee

    Best Lifestyle Apparel – AFTCO Hexatron Performance Fleece

    Best Technical Apparel – AFTCO Hydronaut Heavy Duty Waterproof System

    Best Marine Electronics- Garmin Panoptix LiveScope

    Best Fishing Accessory – YETI Tundra Haul

    Best Fly Fishing Accessory- YETI Panga Backpack 28

    Best Fishing Line- Power Pro SuperSlick V2 Braid

    Best Kids Tackle – Anything Possible Kids Casters DUDE PERFECT Fishing Kit

    Best Tackle Management – Tak Logic Lure Lock Lure Locker

    Best Terminal Tackle – Rapala VMC Neko Skirt

    Best Freshwater Hard Lure- Westin Freddy the Frog

    Best Saltwater Hard Lure- 13 Fishing Octopi

    Best Freshwater Soft Lure- LIVETARGET Hollow Body Crawfish

    Best Saltwater Soft Lure- LIVETARGET Fleeing Shrimp

    Best Fly Fishing Reel- Seigler Reels Siegler MF Fly Reel

    Best Freshwater Reel- Shimano Curado DC

    Best Saltwater Reel- Shimano Tekota 500 Levelwind Reel

    Best Rod and Reel Combo- Lew’s Team let’s Custom Black LFS Combo

    Best Fly Fishing Rod- St. Croix Rods Mojo Trout

    Best Freshwater Rod- St. Croix Rods Legend Glass

    Best Saltwater Rod- St. Croix Rods Mojo Yak

  • DaniaBeachDaniaBeach Posts: 5 Greenhorn
    IDK if this thread is still active but LiveTarget showed a small croaker swimbait which looks like it will destroy the snook here
  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 632 Officer
    You mean this one? 
    Here are some other new lures from LiveTarget coming soon 

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