Friday, July 12, 2019

Some really cool new boats in the Pelican booth, like this Catch 130H. Unfortunately, I never got a tour, so all I know is it's 12'6", weighs 78 pounds and has a capacity of over 400 pounds. . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #PelicanKayaks #Pelican #Catch130H #fishingkayak #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Checking out a demo of the new Cast 'N Catch app. An educational fishing game designed to get more kids involved in the sport. Through the genorosity of their corporate sponsors, points are earned in the game that can be redeemed for real fishing gear, encouraging kids to get outside and put their new found knowledge to use! Currently still in beta, but if you have, know or are a kid, make sure to check it out. I strongly encouraged them to include fly gear, so, hopefully, that will be adopted in a later update! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #CastNCatch #game #app #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Some new products being released from the folks at Yak Attack including these 90° brackets and t-track adapters. . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #YakAttack #kayakgear #jonboats #kayaks #inflatables #fishing #flyfishing #kayaking #TheSuburbanAngler


This new Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman fishing canoe weighs under 60 pounds! Almost 20 pounds lighter than my current kayak! It's designed to be paddled like a kayak, with a low mounted kayak-style padded seat. It's equiped with rod holders and accessory rails from the factory. . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #OldTown #Discovery #Discovery119 #canoe #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


The CCA booth has been hopping for the entire show! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #CCA #CoastalConservationAssociation #CCAFlorida #fishing #flyfishing #conservation #TheSuburbanAngler


How gorgeous is this Sage Sport 160? A new boat with a long history, the product of 50 years of refinement in Florida's waterways combined with modern materials, methods and Colorado craftsmanship. It can be rowed, paddled, stand-up paddled, poled, motored, possibly sailed and car-topped! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #SageMarine #SageSport160 #boat #canoe #rowboat #paddle #row #oar #sail #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Here's a different take on a knife sharpener from WarthogUSA. A spring loaded, adjustable angle diamond sharpener with a stainless steel hone. . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #WarthogUSA #knifesharpener #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


I was given a tour of the new Shearwater 125 prototype from Vibe Kayaks. This boat is designed to be an all-day fishing machine!! Packed with cool features, but the four position seat that converts to a raised casting platform really impressed me! Look for it to be released early 2020. . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #VibeKayaks #Shearwater125 #fishingkayak #kayakfishing #kayakflyfishing #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Thursday, July 11, 2019

It took two days and 18 miles of show floor walking, but I finally managed to find a booth of all fly fishing gear! Maxxon Outfitters is a direct to consumer manufacturer that has introduced a new saltwater rod series, the Salish, and a fully sealed saltwater reel the SDP. Not to mention their existing lines of rods, reels, lines, boats and accessories. Make sure you check them out! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #MaxxonOutfitters #flygear #flyfishing #SalishRods #SDPReels #TheSuburbanAngler


Taking a look at the new limited edition designs of the Bonafide kayaks. I'm partial to the BK-25 and the Tiki, myself! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #BonafideKayaks #kayaks #LimitedEdition #fishing #flyfishing #paddling #TheSuburbanAngler


I was finally able to beat the crowd at the Castek booth. They call this rod rack a "Wall to Water" system, because it hangs on the wall for storage, becomes a securd carrier for transport and the deploys legs to make a sturdy rod stand at the water. Such a fantastic idea! And, it'll hold flyrods, I checked! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #Castek #WallToWater #rodrack #rodcarrier #flyrod #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Got a closer look at the new, ICAST Best Fly Reel Award winning, Seigler SF. A 6-8 weight fly reel packed with all of the Seigler strength and innovation! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #SeiglerReels #Seigler #flyreel BestFlyReelAward #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Checking out a new design in rainwear at the Brella booth! Waterproof, windproof, beathable, adjustable and packable are just the features I feel like typing out! . #ICAST #ICASTshow #ICAST #Brella #rainwear #outerwear #fishing #flyfishing #hunting #backpacking #TheSuburbanAngler


I made it over to the folks at Maven Fishing to get a closer look at their new Mission fly rod. Available from 7'6" 3 weight up to 9' 10 weight all fast action rods with a retro style. Don't assume they are new to the game, the folks at Maven have been creating some of the most popular rod blanks in the European and US markets for almost 20 years! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #Maven #MavenFishing #Mission #Flyrods #flyfishing #MadeInNewZealand #TheSuburbanAngler


Thanks to the folks at Fish Angler for introducing me to their app and for a couple of quick tutorials! This app is seriously feature packed! I've already downloaded it and will set up a page as soon as I get a chance. Any of you guys already use it? . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #FishAnglerApp #fishingapp #weatherdata #tidedata #social #catchlogs #TheSuburbanAngler


I thoroughly enjoyed the South Florida Coral and Seagrass panel discussion hosted by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership! It was so refreshing hearing optimism and positivity from a discussion like this. One of my favorite statements was that "Sportsmen and women are the ambassadors of our natural resources." . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #TRCP #PanelDiscussion #TRCPsummit #fishing #flyfishing #environmentalscience #TheSuburbanAngler


Built for guys that just want to fish, Johnny Boats are a cross between a kayak and a john boat! Available fully optioned, including a 3 horse outboard, for under $3000. The Bass 100 model, in base configuration, will retail around $900! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #JohnnyBoats #Bass100 #jonboat #kayak #fishingboat #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Talking native brook trout with one of Georgia's fisheries biologists in the Georgia DNR booth! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #GeorgiaDNR #NativeTrout #brooktrout #brookies #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Glad to see Yakima release a roof top fly rod storage solution! The Double Haul can accomodate 4 rods up to 12-weight, fully rigged! By sliding the rods in sideways it keeps pressure and wear off the guides. . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #Yakima #DoubleHaul #rooftop #flyrod #carrier #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Danco Wall of Fishing Pliers! Aluminum, stainless and titanium construction, in more colors and patterns than you can shake a stick at! Now with military and first responder motifs! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #Danco #FishingTools #pliers #knives #fishing #flyfishing #freshwater #saltwater #TheSuburbanAngler


Got to check out a new line of sunglasses from Hawaiian Island Creations, an established surfing company in Hawaii. 42 styles of men's and women's polarized sunglasses with a lifetime warranty and an under $50 price point! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #HIC #HawaiianIslandsCreations #polarized #sunglasses #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


XtraTuf is celebrating the launch of their new Black Legacy Boot with a tuna sashimi cutting demo and Dark and Stormy cocktails! Yes, please! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #XtraTuf #BlackLegacyBoots #LaunchParty #fishing #flyfishing #TunaSashimi #DarkandStormy #TheSuburbanAngler


I visited the G. Loomis booth to find their new Musky rod. This stick is packed with all the features that those freshwater predator fishermen have been asking for! Extra, larger and stronger guides, strong backbone and a rubber/cork composite grip designed to help with the figure eights by the boat! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #GLoomis #Musky #flyrod #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


I got a closer look at the beautiful new Field and King Tide watches from Hook & Gaff. The Field Watch was designed with flyfishermen and upland hunters in mind utilizing a more subdued color palette. The King Tide watch features an analog Tide Clock good for both east and west coast tides. All the Hook & Gaff watches are feature packed! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #HookandGaff #KingTideWatch #FieldWatch #watches #divecertified #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Checking out the new products in the Scotty booth, like this Kayak Fishing Starter Pack, a five piece set of some of their most popular add ons. . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #Scotty #KayakFishingStarterPack #kayakaccessories #fishing #flyfishing #kayakfishing #kayakflyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Getting a closer look at the new Imperial Salt rods from St. Croix! Great feel in hand on this rod, now I need to cast one! . #ICAST2019 #ICAST #ICASTshow #StCroix #ImperialSalt #saltwater #flyrod #saltwaterflyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Many thanks to the folks at LL Bean for hosting another delicious luncheon! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #LLBean #Luncheon #BeanOutsider #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Always glad to see these guys in the casting tanks! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #castingtank #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Seeking out the fly gear!! TFO introduced two new fly rods at last night's New Product Showcase, the Axiom II-X saltwater rods and the NXT Black Label freshwater rods. . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #TFO #TempleForkOutfitters #AxiomIIX #NXTBlackLabel #flyrods #flygear #flyfishing #freshwater #Saltwater #TheSuburbanAngler


Here's another shot of the Sea-Doo Fish Pro, a jet ski built for fishing! Oversized fuel tank and trolling modes are two of the features that caught my eye! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #SeaDoo #FishPro #fishing #jetski #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Stopped by the @gruvfishing booth to check out the new Tungsten Vault and visit some old friends. Their line of silicon tackle management boxes are revolutionizing lure storage! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #GruvFishing #TungstenVault #fishing #TackleStorage #TackleManagement #TheSuburbanAngler


I really like the aesthetics of the new Plano Guide Series of packs and bags! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #Plano #GuideSeries #Packs #Bags #TackleManagement #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


This is the new Wilderness Systems Patrol 120. 12' long, 38" wide, weighs 80lbs and has a capacity of 450lbs!! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #WildernessSystems #Patrol120 #new #prototype #kayak #kayakfishing #kayakflyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The Boats and Watercraft category had quite a lot of entries this year! This is only a sampling! Kayaks, SUPs, inflatables, skiffs and even a Jet Ski were on display! . #ICAST2019 #ICASTshow #ICAST #BoatsAndWatercraft #boats #sups #kayaks #inflatables #skiff #jetski #fishing #flyfishing #TheSuburbanAngler


Fly Line, New Product Showcase ICAST 2019

Cortland had the only fly line that I could find in the New Product Showcase. The Redfish line is a two-tone, floating, saltwater fly line from their Tropic Plus series. I'll definitely be tracking this one down on the show floor!

Line Cutterz, New Product Showcase ICAST 2019

They might not replace your nippers on fine tippet, but I can see these Peel and Stick Line Cutterz being very handy for warmwater and saltwater flyfishing. Particularly stuck in a convenient spot on a fishing kayak!

Fly Fishing Accessories, ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase

Here's the entries for the Fly Fishing Accessories category: A Simms Deep Creek Z Sling Pack, Harvest Tackle Co. Bamboo Fly Box, Yakima Double Haul Roof Top Fly Rod Carrier and American Tackle Company MW12 Stripping Guide. Definitely some neat stuff!

Flyreels, New Product Showcase ICAST 2019

Cortland, Pflueger, TFO and Seigler were the flyreels in the ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase! I'll seek these out on the show floor and share any information I can about them!

Fly Rods, New Product Showcase ICAST 2019

Here's two shots of all the fly rods in the 2019 ICAST New Product Showcase! Cortland, Maven, Fenwick, St. Croix, TFO, G. Loomis and Cyberfishing. I'm excited to learn more about each one!

New Product Showcase Preview Reception, ICAST 2019

Made it to the New Product Showcase Preview Reception, in spite of traffic on I-4!!! This area, quite literally, holds thousands of the newest, latest and greatest fishing products from all over the world!

Sunday, July 07, 2019

ICAST Prep 2019

Getting the camper ready for the trip over to ICAST this week! I'll be posting from the show floor as always, seeking out anything fly fishing related! Make sure you follow along! Let me know if there's anything you'd like to see or know more about and I'll do my best to make it happen!

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Snook-let

Managed to catch a nice little snook off the dock tonight before the lightning ran me in! Wish I'd been using a 5 weight, but it feels good to have fishy hands again. Hopefully, more tomorrow!