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ICAST 2015: Top Takeaways, Day One

The world's largest sportfishing trade show is now underway, and Sport Fishing spotlights the newest products from the top manufacturers at the world's tackle epicenter.

July 15, 2015
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(Don’t miss all of our ICAST 2015 coverage, including video and more photo galleries.)

GoPro Hero4 Session

GoPro Hero4 Session

It’s ridiculous. The newest GoPro, the Hero4 Session, approaches spy-cam tech for its minimal dimensions. It’s waterproof as-is, requiring no housing. One button turns on the Session and has it recording immediately. It shoots 1080p60 video and 8 mp stills. Retail is a penny shy of $400. — Doug Olander Doug Olander
Savage Gear Hard Shrimp

Savage Gear Hard Shrimp

Savage Gear‘s Hard Shrimp lure uses a magnetic hook holder that keeps the treble close to the body. It features an erratic underwater darting action on a slow to medium retrieve and an erratic walk-the-dog surface action on a medium to fast retrieve. MSRP: $10.99. — Chris Woodward Chris Woodward
Eagle Claw Trokar TK7R Ringed Extreme Live Bait Hooks

Eagle Claw Trokar TK7R Ringed Extreme Live Bait Hooks

New Eagle Claw Trokar TK7R Ringed Extreme Live Bait Hooks feature fine wire and welded ring eyes for better bait movement. MSRP: $14.99 per pack of seven. — Jim Hendricks Jim Hendricks
Eric Estrada Yeti Cooler Art

Cooler Art

Check out the brand new Yeti cooler cushion/wrap with tarpon art from Eric Estrada. See some of the others here. — Christopher Balogh Christopher Balogh
G.Loomis EX6 inshore rod series

G.Loomis EX6 Inshore Rod Series

G.Loomis introduced its EX6 inshore rod series at the show, offering a wide variety of models from 6-foot-6-inch to 8 feet in both casting and spinning models. Moderate-fast, fast, extra-fast and magnum-moderate are the different tapers offered. MSRP: $179 to $219. — Sam Hudson Sam Hudson
Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser

Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser

An old favorite, re-introduced: Yo-Zuri‘s venerable Surface Cruiser with some very sharp new patterns using Yo-Zuri’s patented color-changing technology (formerly known as “sashimi”). The big topwater comes in two sizes, 6-inch and 7.5-inch, with plenty of heft for long throws. MSRP: $17.99 and $19.99. — Doug Olander Doug Olander / Sport Fishing Magazine
Columbia Mehabent Dorado PFG fishing shoes

Columbia Mehabent Dorado PFG Fishing Shoes

New Columbia Sportswear Mehabent Dorado PFG fishing shoes are quick drying and ventilated and provide maximum traction on deck. They also resist blood stains. MSRP: $130 per pair. — Jim Hendricks Jim Hendricks
Mustad Bullet Head and Elite Series Shad Darter Head

Mustad Bullet Head and Elite Series Shad Darter Head

Mustad entered the jighead market with a bang, offering Bullet Head and Elite Series Shad Darter Head models, plus even a unique jighead meant for chumming to yellowtail snapper. MSRP: $2.99 to $6.99, depending on style. — Sam Hudson Sam Hudson
Simms Waypoint Sling Pack

Simms Waypoint Sling Pack

The Simms Waypoint Sling Pack is made of lightweight nylon and features a cool U-shaped, zippered opening on the side for sliding in a plastic lure box. It also comes with plenty of pockets for tools, small spools of leader and other fishing gear. MSRP: $149.95. — Chris Woodward Chris Woodward
Abel Reels art by Andrea Larko

A Fly Finish

Take a look at this beauty of a fly reel from Abel Reels with bonefish finish by artist Andrea Larko. — Christopher Balogh Christopher Balogh
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