Anglers love fishing tackle, and seeing displays of the latest sport-fishing equipment in aisle after aisle, filling the Las Vegas Convention Center, is an amazing experience. That’s the ICAST experience. The acronym stands for International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, but it boils down to fishing tackle ‘n stuff! Held every year for three days in roughly the middle part of July, the industry-only event isn’t open to the general public; rather it’s filled with manufacturers, distributors, dealers and media. As part of the latter, I went, I saw, I photographed — and can share a bit of ICAST 2013 here. Unfortunately, even in three days, I lacked time to really get around to all 25 or so aisles, and I wasn’t able to visit all manufacturers. There’s just too much “show” at this show! But here’s an look at some of what I saw — and next week, watch for part two — the second ICAST gallery.
In this image (taken with my GoPro 3): A selection of Strike Pro’s Hunchback lures, “wake baits” that cruise barely under the surface.
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