ICAST 2016 — Top Takeaways, Day One

New fishing gear from Okuma, Accurate, Pelagic Gear, SpiderWire and more.

The world’s largest sportfishing trade show is underway, and Sport Fishing spotlights the newest products from the top manufacturers at the world’s tackle epicenter. Don’t miss Sport Fishing‘s complete coverage of ICAST 2016, including video and more photo galleries.

Okuma Makaira Spinning Reel

Okuma Makaira spinning fishing reel
Check out the drag on the new Okuma Makaira spinning reel. The unique drag works like Okuma’s lever-drag reels, allowing anglers to pre-set their drag based on target species. The precision adjustment has 20 different reference numbers for anglers, but actually features 60 individual detent points for precision tuning. The beefiest spinner model is expected to cost between $800 and $900. Sam Hudson / Sport Fishing Magazine

R&R Tackle Collapsible Bait Pen

R and R Tackle collapsible fishing bait pen
R&R Tackle’s new collapsible 2-by-2-by-2-foot bait pen uses quarter-inch mesh for storing minnows, crabs and shrimp. Made from plastic-coated wire mesh, it costs $229.99. Larger sizes are available. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

SpiderWire Stealth Translucent Braid

SpiderWire Stealth Translucent braided fishing line
Combining visibility and invisibility, SpiderWire’s new braided fishing line provides anglers high visibility from above the water but is nearly invisible to fish swimming below. MSRP was not available upon request. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

AguaDrone Waterproof Drone

AguaDrone Waterproof fishing drone
AguaDrone’s new waterproof drone is programmable with up to 25 waypoints. It comes with a variety of accessories that can fly a fishing bait out and drop it remotely, take photos or video, or send a sonar signal via Wi-Fi to your smartphone. The drone costs $1,559. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

Shimano Coltsniper Jerkbait

Shimano Coltsniper Jerkbait fishing lure
Long casts and some sexy wiggling are what the the newest hardbait from Shimano is all about. A unique Propulsion Weight Transfer System allows for better casting distance. Between jerks, the Coltsniper Jerkbait will rise horiztonally, slowly — a great time to expect predators to slam the lure. Prices range from $12.99 to $14.99 depending on size. Doug Olander / Sport Fishing Magazine

XTRATUF Kryptek Yeti Ankle Deck Boots

XTRATUF Kryptek Yeti Ankle Deck Boots
XTRATUF’s Kryptek Yeti Ankle Deck Boots are designed for warm-weather fishing and feature the company’s evaporative Xpress Cool liner to wick away moisture and create a cooling sensation. They cost $90. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

Z-Man EZ KeeperZ Weighted Hook

Z-Man EZ KeeperZ weighted saltwater fishing hook
Z-Man’s new EZ KeeperZ weighted hook features a U-shaped stainless clip that allows weedless rigging of its tough proprietary baits. Currently, Z-Man offers 3/0, 4/0 and 5/0 hook sizes, and 1/16-, 1/8-, and 3/16-ounce weights. A 3-pack of hooks is $5.99. Sam Hudson / Sport Fishing Magazine

Yeti Rambler

Yeti Rambler
The newest release in Yeti’s Rambler line includes a 36-ounce bottle for $59.99. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps a cold drink just that — cold — for as long as science allows. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

Pelagic 4TEK Fish Finder Shorts

Pelagic 4TEK Fish Finder fishing shorts
Pelagic’s new 4TEK Fish Finder shorts, left, provide a unique design as Pelagic continues mimicking electronic imagery. They cost $64. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

Hobie MirageDrive 180 Adds Reverse to Its Capabilities

Hobie MirageDrive 180
Hobie Kayaks’ new version of its proven MirageDrive system, shown here by Hobie Cat president Doug Skidmore, allows an angler to pedal his kayak backwards at the flip of a switch. It will be standard on all 2017 MirageDrive 180 kayaks and available by midyear as a stand-alone accessory. Doug Olander / Sport Fishing Magazine

Accurate Valiant

Accurate Valiant lever-drag conventional fishing reel
This is what the inside of the new Accurate Valiant lever-drag conventional reel looks like. Features include a sleeved spool, 6.1 gear ratio, stainless steel gears,and 32-inch line per crank. Weight is just 9.9 ounces! Expected price is $400. Sam Hudson / Sport Fishing Magazine