ICAST 2018: New Fishing Tools and Accessories

Companies roll out new pliers, scissors, grippers, nets and more the 2018 ICAST show

July 19, 2018
New Frabill Trophy Haul landing nets offer advanced features.

New Frabill Trophy Haul Nets

Frabill’s new Trophy Haul series of landing nets features LED illumination, extension handles and extra grip points. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing

Frabill debuted a new series of landing nets at ICAST 2018. The Trophy Haul series includes eight new models. The Power Extend 2124 pictured here include a handle that extends to 72 inches, a reflective hoop, a three-way LED light for night fishing, and a Trophy Haul grip at the yoke for landing monster fish.

Calcutta adds colorful new grips to its fishing tools.

Calcutta Add New Grips

Calcutta introduced colorful new grips for its line of practical fishing tools. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing

Calcutta has added colorful and comfortable new grips to its extensive line fishing tools. Introduced at the 2018 ICAST show fishing-industry show in Orlando, Florida, the stylish handles are available on Calcutta’s crimpers, pliers and diagonal cutters.

Cuda adds to the Professional series of fishing tools.

Cuda Fishing Tools New Professional Snip and Plier

Cuda Fishing Tools debuted two tools at the 2018 ICAST show — the Professional Snip and the Professional Plier. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing

Cuda Fishing Tools announced two new products to its Professional series at the ICAST fishing-industry show in Orlando, Florida — the Professional Snip and the Professional Plier. Both feature top-of-the-line materials and craftsmanship. The eight-inch Professional Snip features German 4116 stainless steel blades with titanium non-stick. The micro serrated edges quickly cut wire, braid, mono and fluoro. The eight-innch Professional Plier has titanium allow jaws and integrated cutter for braid, mono and wire. Both tools have multi-layer, two-tone, cold-molded Micarta full-tang grips.

Promar debuts telescoping bait nets at the 2018 ICAST Show

New Telescoping Bait Nets from Promar

Promar’s new aluminum telescoping bait nets extend to 38 inches. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing

Promar introduced a new line of bait nets at the 2018 ICAST Show. The aluminum telescoping bait-well nets offer handles that extend to 38 inches in length, but also retract to 18 inches in length. A twist-lock knob secures the handle at any length in between. The nets also feature soft, woven nylon mesh netting for cradling fragile baits. The anodized aluminum handle and hoop resist corrosion in saltwater use. The nets are ideal for boats with both transom and below-deck livewells, allowing you to shorten the handle for the transom well, but extend it for the deck well.

Gerber launched a new line of fishing tools at ICAST 2018.

New Gerber Fishing Fishing Tools

Gerber introduced a line 12 fishing tools at the 2018 ICAST fishing-industry show. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing

Gerber launched a series of 12 fishing tools at the 2018 ICAST fishing-industry show. The collection includes the 7.5-inch, hot-pforged Magnipliers. These have an ergonomic trigger grip and thumb lock, as well as replaceable jaw tips and carbide cutter. The pliers include a sheath and lanyard. Other tools in the new Gerber series include line-management multitool (with crimper, hook threader and snips), take-apart shears, fillet knives, nipper and braid cutters.

Pelagic adds fishing tools to its lineup of apparel and sunglasses.

New Pelagic Fishing Tools

Pelagic introduced a line of fishing tools at the 2018 ICAST sport fishing-industry show. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing

Pelagic, best known for stylish angling life-style apparel, swimwear and sunglasses, debuted a line of fishing tools at the 2018 ICAST show in Orlando, Florida. A sneak peek at the tools revealed two pair of pliers, lip-gripper and a lip-gripper/scale. All of the tools displayed top-quality, corrosion-resistant construction. In a distinctive Pelagic touch, each tool sported a finish with pattern reminiscent of a dorado.

Premio introduces titanium fishing pliers.

Premio Titanium Fishing Pliers

Premio debuted a line of affordably priced titanium fishing pliers at the 2018 ICAST sport fishing-industry show in Orlando, Florida. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing

The new Premio titanium pliers are made of 100 percent machined titanium, given a comfortable matte finish and fitted with our Premeio’s Super Halo hinge and cobalt titanium cutters. Starting at only 3.9 ounces in weight, the pliers are available in 5.5-, 6.5- and 7.5-inch sizes. Each includes a holster made from the highest grade leather, with elastic cord lanyard and 304 stainless steel D-ring. All of the titanium pliers carry a full Lifetime Warranty.


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