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iCast 2017 - What we have to have now

From the really stupid to the sublime, this year's iCast produced a wide selection of new products to feed your addiction.

OK. We're past iCast 2017. If you've ever been to the show, you know that its vastness, scope, and impact on our business is considerable. But you would also know the politics behind the show, and how much it actually costs to attend much less have a booth. We love the fact that it's in Orlando now, but it's still a reach to spend two or three days - and you need to spend a lot of time there - looking at lures.

We are going to be doing a few stories about the product listing; this is only our first commentary. You will be seeing more. The show it out of the reach of our readers for the most part and we do not wanna rush the presentation of what happened at the show.

Products great and not so great

There are boats. There are flyrods. In fact there are every kind of rod in the world for every kind of fish. This year the Rod of the Year was a St. Croix - their Legend Tournament Inshore. St. Croix is one of the best rod builders in the world, so their winning that category is no surprise. They make a range of different rods we've shown below this article.

The winner of the show overall was actually something we're fascinated with, and that's the Rover from Bote.

Bote

The Rover from Bote will be available soon and we will let you know when you can try them out.

The Insane Product of the Year is...

The best product if we're looking for a great laugh is the super-bucket from Yeti. Yup. It's a $40 five-gallon bucket. The problem is that it's no different than any other five gallon bucket and doesn't even have a top. But we're sure that a lot of people are going to find it critical that they own one, and maybe you will find the wide range of colors (three besides white) helpful.

Forty Dollar Yeti Bucket

 

 



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