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 2017, including video and more photo galleries.
Van Staal VR50 Inshore Spinning Reel
The new VR50 is the smallest and lightest (8.9 ounces) fishing reel Van Staal has ever produced. Meant for inshore species, the spinner features waterproof drag, body and transmission; 12 bearings; and stainless steel main shaft. Available in September, expect a retail price of $489.
Costa Ocearch Limited Edition Sunglasses
Costa Sunglasses’ new Ocearch Limited Edition sunglasses include three brand new lightweight frames. A portion of profits will go to funding future Ocearch expeditions. The MSRP range varies per lenses, and they are available now.
Eagle Claw Trokar Assist Hooks
Eagle Claw’s Trokar line now offers assist hooks that include, with the two hooks per package, two split rings and two solid rings. Having that vital hardware at hand will make adding assist hooks to metal jigs (or lures) quick and ensure a strong connection. The cord, on the heavy-wire Trokar hooks, is heavy Kevlar. MSRP is $11.99 for all sizes, from 1/0 to 7/0. Available late 2017.
Grundéns Deckhand Hoodie & Fish Head LS
Grundéns’ Deckhand Hoodie (left) and Fish Head LS are the newest polyester knit additions to their saltwater-centric lineup. You’ll have to wait till early 2018 to buy the hoodie, but the Fish Head long-sleeve shirt is out now.
Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Wader
The Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Wader, the winner of the Fly Fishing Accessory category in the New Product Showcase, features an all-new four-layer Gore-Tex pro-shell fabric in the legs and three layers up top. The wader is the most breathable line of waders Simms has built while not sacrificing durability, and they cost $499.95.
Huk Attack Shoes
Huk Gear showcased its brand new Attack shoe, which offers bullet-proof durability with the GripX Wet Traction non-marking outsole and performance lacing. MSRP is $84.99.
Columbia Force 12 Zero Woven Long-Sleeve Shirt
Columbia’s new Force 12 Zero Woven Long-Sleeve Shirt features ventilation to keep anglers cool and tabbed roll-up sleeves for versatility. The zippered chest pockets are perfect for storing loose items, and the shirt costs $130.