Check out the collection of miscellaneous items — including stylish new watches, YETI rambler jugs, knifes, tackle bags and many other gear items — at this year’s ICAST event in Orlando, Florida.
Berkley Fillet Knives
Berkley’s Fillet Knives come in a range of sizes, 4 inches to 9 inches long, and are made of stainless steel.
Buff 10-4 Tech Cap
The Buff 10-4 Tech Cap will be released in spring 2018. It features a dark underbill to avoid water reflection and is made for fishing, with a fitted style for any size head. The hat comes in green, grey and blue color options. It’s the sibling of the Trucker Tech design, also to be released in spring 2018, which comes in small/medium and medium/large sizes and in blue and purple colors.
Price: $25 for the 10-4 Tech Cap, $28 for the Trucker Tech Cap
Buff Eclipse Gloves
The Eclipse Gloves join the Solar, Aqua, Full Flex and Elite gloves as Buff’s new releases in the accessories line. It’ll be released in spring 2018 with a wide range of color options.
Price: Solar is $20, Aqua is $32, Eclipse is $35, Full Flex is $35 and Elite is $45
Cuda Braid Shear
Cuda’s new 3-inch braid shear and 5.5-inch braid shear are available now to anglers. They are titanium bonded with Cuda’s pattern grips for the handles. The dual-serrated blades grip and cut with ease.
Cuda’s new fishing and wiring gloves, coming out in fall 2017, have quadruple layers of Kevlar armor. They come in medium, large and extra-large sizes with offshore and wrapping styles for the angler’s choice.
Price: $49.99 to $54.99
Cuda Tackle Center
Cuda’s new and innovative Tackle Center is perfect for storing knives, tools and other small gear items. The Tackle Center goes up to 32 sizes of cup holders and the netting keeps it intact and organized if the Tackle Center goes upside down. It’s perfect for kayak anglers and will be released in fall 2017.
Daiwa Tactical Backpack
Daiwa’s new Tactical Backpack, the Tackle Management category winner in ICAST’s New Products Showcase competition, is a versatile travel option for anglers who also trek outdoors to reach prime fishing spots. It is centered on a three-box stack system accessible from the side. A non-collapsible frame, double-reinforced stitching and corrosion-resistant zippers make this gear-carrier a stout opponent against all conditions.
Hook & Gaff Sportfisher Black Watch
Hook & Gaff’s new line of watches includes the Sportfisher Black model. It has a black dial and comes in three different strap types — woven, dive and hand-stitched leather — with three color options per style. It’s water resistant up to 660 feet and features a high-grade titanium screw-down case, which is also corrosion resistant.
Hook & Gaff Sportfisher II Moonphase
Hook & Gaff’s new Sportfisher II Moonphase watch for anglers has a unique moon-and-stars dial with a black background. The straps come in three sizes — woven, dive and hand-stitched leather — with three color options for woven and dive and one for leather. It’s water resistant up to 660 feet and features a high-grade titanium screw-down case, which is also corrosion resistant.
Hook & Gaff Sportfisher III
Hook & Gaff’s new Sportfisher III is made for women anglers. The company set out to create a watch for the ultimate sportswoman by combining luxurious design with tested performance, durability and functionality. It comes with a custom, high-grade titanium screw-down case and is water-resistant to 660 feet.
L.L. Bean Fishing Pliers
The L.L. Bean Fishing Pliers feature rugged stainless-steel jaws to flatten barbs, pinch open split rings and remove hooks with ease. The handle is made from anodized aircraft-grade aluminum. The replaceable line cutter handles all sizes of monofilament and the built-in spring allows for automatic opening. There’s also a built-in bottle opener and a thermo-formed nylon sheath to hold pliers safely. The pliers are ideal for salt-water and fresh-water fishing and won’t rust, even if used in salt water. Rinse in fresh water after using it in salt water.
The SeaQualizer made its debut at ICAST six years after its initial release. It’s an innovative fish-release tool designed to help fish recover from the effects of barotrauma. Barotrauma results from bringing a fish up from depth too quickly preventing it from releasing air from its air bladder quick enough as pressure on it is decreased. This causes the air bladder to expand beyond its normal size.
To combat barotrauma, the SeaQualizer attaches to a fishing rod or retrieval line and releases the barotrauma stricken fish at a predetermined depth. Each salt-water model has three depth settings to choose from — 30 feet, 50 feet or 70 feet for the shallow modell 50 feet, 100 feet or 150 feet for the standard model; and & 100 feet, 200 feet or 300 feet for the deep model.
Yeti’s Rambler comes in 26 ounces and 36 ounces. The former is $23.99 and the latter is $29.99. There’s also the half-gallon and full-gallon Rambler jugs, with durable construction and top-of-the-line ice-retention technology.
Yeti Panga Duffel Back
YETI’s new Panga Duffel Bag, winner of the Fishing Accessory category in the New Products Showcase competition, is designed for long fishing trips, back-country adventures, fly-fishing excursions or hunts into the wild. The air-tight closure makes the bag waterproof and keeps moisture, and many other outdoor intruders, out. The tough exterior fabric makes it durable to last many trips and the straps make it easy to haul or drag on the dock — or even chuck on or off your boat.
Anglers can choose from three sizes — 50, 75 and 100.
Price: $299.99 for the 50, $349.99 for the 75, and $399.99 for the 100