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2015 ICAST Preview

2015 ICAST New Product

This week the fishing industry’s top manufacturers, anglers, media members and retailers are gathering together for the annual ICAST trade show where the most exciting new products for anglers will be revealed to the public. FLW will be there to bring you full coverage of the coolest new products, as well as the annual, hotly contested New Product Showcase awards, where media representatives vote on the best new products in various categories. Before the crew explores hundreds of booths in search of all the latest and greatest, it put together a sneak peek at some of the products being released by 2014 New Product Showcase award winners.

Get full ICAST coverage here all week long.

 

Abu Garcia

2014 Best Freshwater Reel: Abu Garcia REVO Beast

Purposely designed for heavy-duty applications, Abu Garcia’s Best Freshwater Reel winner, the REVO Beast, has since lived up to its name for being able to take the torture of throwing heavy baits on braided line.

This year, Abu Garcia is continuing its tradition of building great spinning reels, which dates back 60 years, with the new-and-improved Revo MGX Spinning Reel. The Revo MGX benefits from advancements such as AMGearing and the Rocket Line Management System.

Abu Garcia Revo Spinning Reals

 

Berkley

2014 Best Line: Berkley Ironsilk

Said to be tough as iron and smooth as silk, Berkley’s Ironsilk monofilament was named Best Line for its extreme abrasion resistance and smooth casting ability. It might be a good choice for fishing with Berkley’s new soft plastics, including the new Havoc Change Up. Designed by FLW pro Scott Suggs, the elongated 4-inch body of the Change Up accommodates a 6/0 wide-gap hook, and was developed to be pitched into thick cover.

New Berkley Havoc Change Up

 

Minn Kota

2014 Best Boating Accessory: Minn Kota Ulterra iPilot Trolling Motor 

Revolutionizing boat control, the Ulterra with iPilot features Auto Stow and Deploy, Power Trim and Spot-Lock functions that can be controlled by the foot pedal or a wireless remote.

New for the back of the boat is Minn Kota’s new EO Series electric outboard motor, which is designed to replace smaller gas outboard motors used for recreational boating. Available in 1/2 or 1 horsepower models, the EO is engineered to run quietly and for up to nine hours at half speed. The motor also features a push-to-test battery meter, which will give boaters an instant reading of the battery life.

New Minn Kota EO Series

 

Lew’s

2014 Best Fishing Combo: Lew's American Hero Baitcast Combo

The best part of the Lew’s American Hero Baitcast Combo was the pledge that the company made to donate a portion of the profits from the series to help fund select programs that benefit veterans.

At ICAST 2015, Lew’s is back again with a new combo and a new mission to aid tomorrow’s anglers. The MACH 1 Speed Spool baitcast combo aims to provide the rapidly growing market of college and high school anglers with a premium product for less than $150.

With quality and affordability in mind, the MACH 1 combo features a 7.1:1 retrieve-ratio reel with 10 stainless-steel bearings. It’s paired with a 6-foot, 10-inch, medium-heavy rod on an all-purpose IM8 blank.

Lew's MACH 1 baitcast combo

 

Savage Gear

2014 Best Soft Lure: Savage Gear Crab

Normally people frown upon imitation crab – but not this one. Savage Gear won Best Soft Lure in 2014 by using 3-D scans of an actual crab to create a perfect imitator.  

The company has expanded on the series for 2015 with the 3-D TPE Mayfly Nymph. The bait comes pre-rigged on an internal jighead and is made from an exceptionally durable material.

Savage Gear 3D TPE Mayfly Nymph

 

SPRO

2014 Best Hard Lure: SPRO BBZ-1 Rat

Including the segmented tail, SPRO’s BBZ-1 Rat measures 10 inches long, but its lifelike swimming action was what amazed voters in 2014. This week the company is unveiling an expanded lineup that includes a 4-inch 40 Rat Jr. and a 3 1/4-inch 30 Rat Baby. Both feature the same walking and waking abilities as the original.

Along with the BBZ-1 expansion, SPRO is releasing the RK Star 55. This 1/2-ounce 55mm crankbait has a wide wobble and a natural hunting action. It dives 9 to 12 feet when fished on 10-pound-test line and comes equipped with Gamakatsu treble hooks.

SPRO RK Star 55

 

Stormr

2014 Best Apparel: Stormr Fusion Bib Pant

Stormr's breathable two-layer construction and DWR finish of its Fusion Bib Pant were developed to provide maximum protection in wet weather. Plenty of storage to keep personal items high and dry and stretchable kneepads are among the features that earned the bib Best Apparel in 2014.

New for 2015, the Stormr PRIME jacket is the improved offspring of the Typhoon and STRYKR lines. A brand-new water-sealing cuff and closure system, fleece-lined interior, extended interior collar and a whole new look are a few of the jacket’s features.

NEW Stormr PRIME rain jacket

 

Costa

2014 Best Eyewear: Costa Del Mar Hamlin with 580p Mirror Lens

Costa is a perennial contender in the Best Eyewear category and won the award in 2014 with the new Hamlin frames. The company is releasing several new styles for this year’s show, including the Cortez. The bold wrap shape and large fit of the Cortez are meant to shield the eyes from glare, and a linear venting system will thwart fogging. Realtree Xtra camo will be among the six color options for this model. 

New Costa Cortez

 

Columbia

2014 Best Footwear: Columbia Megavent Shoe

Fishing apparel giant Columbia created its Megavent Shoe specifically for on-the-water activities. Cooling vents, a water drainage system and more earned it the 2014 Best Footwear award.

Building on the success of the Megavent, Columbia has developed an enhanced model of the shoe. The Megavent Fly OutDry PFG features a ventilated, waterproof and breathable OutDry construction with a unique patented midsole that drains and vents. New styles and colors will also be available.

Colombia Megavent Fly OutDry PFG

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Duarte Covers Ground for Second W

Duarte Covers Ground for Second W

John Duarte of Middle River, Maryland, caught five bass Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division season opener on Lake Hartwell presented by Navionics. For his win, Duarte earned $4,396. READ MORE »

Stevens Drops 32-10 on Big O

Stevens Drops 32-10 on Big O

Kail Stevens of Boynton Beach, Florida, caught a massive five-bass limit Saturday weighing 32 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Stevens took home $4,766 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Aaron Plays Current for G-Ville Win

Aaron Plays Current for G-Ville Win

Chad Aaron of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, caught five bass Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division season opener on Lake Guntersville presented by Navionics. For his win, Aaron earned $4,363. READ MORE »

Montevallo Wins on Seminole

Montevallo Wins on Seminole

The University of Montevallo duo of Justin Barnes of Monroeville, Alabama, and Adam Carroll of Carrollton, Georgia, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Seminole Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the Falcon’s bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »

Mount Paran Christian School wins on Seminole

Mount Paran Christian School wins on Seminole

The Mount Paran Christian School duo of Lee Rose Koza and Carter Koza, both of Marietta, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open. READ MORE »

Anders Chases Shad for Keowee W

Anders Chases Shad for Keowee W

Boater Joe Anders of Easley, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River division event on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. Anders earned $4,164 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Toho Day 4 Coverage

Toho Day 4 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Ga., won the 2019 FLW Tour event presented by Ranger Boats at Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla., with a four-day total of 20 bass that weighed 85 pounds, 12 ounces. READ MORE »

Gross Grabs Toho Lead

Gross Grabs Toho Lead

Day three of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho was tough on the leaders, but Buddy Gross stayed steady, rising to first from fifth with 19 pounds, 12 ounces. In total, Gross has amassed 62 pounds even through three days, which is just about a pound ahead of Darrell Davis, who caught 25-12 for a 60-15 total and rocketed up to second from 13th. Going into the final day, everyone in the top six is within 5 pounds of the lead, and the way the Kissimmee Chain is pumping out big ones, that counts as the slimmest of margins. READ MORE »

Toho Day 3 Coverage

Toho Day 3 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

Cox Stays Ahead on Toho

Cox Stays Ahead on Toho

Day two of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger on Lake Toho featured not one, but TWO 10-pounders, one caught by Casey Scanlon and the other by Jamie Horton. READ MORE »

Toho Day 2 Coverage

Toho Day 2 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

Cox Leads Toho Slugfest

Cox Leads Toho Slugfest

Day one of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho was the slugfest many expected. Leading the way is sight-fishing extraordinaire John Cox, who caught 31 pounds, 9 ounces and the day one big bass – a giant that went 10-9.  In second, John Voyles wrangled up 24-15, and Scott Martin is close behind him with 24-12. READ MORE »

Toho Day 1 Coverage

Toho Day 1 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

FLW Live Schedule for Lake Toho

FLW Live Schedule for Lake Toho

Weigh-ins at the FLW Tour Lake Toho event will be broadcast daily at 3 p.m. ET days one and two and 4 p.m ET days three and four. The studio broadcast, with live in-the-boat streaming, airs Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with hosts Travis Moran and Peter T. READ MORE »

Thliveros Brings it Home

Thliveros Brings it Home

Nick Thliveros led after day two on Okeechobee and after weighing his lowest weight of the week, he was able to seal the deal for his first Costa FLW Series win as a pro. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 2

Fishing as a whole is still tough on the Big O, but there was definitely an improvement today – especially for the guys at the top of the leaderboard. READ MORE »

Thliveros in Charge on Okeechobee

Thliveros in Charge on Okeechobee

Nick Thliveros is one day away from taking the title in the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 1

Things are tough on Okeechobee, but these pros cracked some of the code to wrangle solid catches. READ MORE »

Roder Out Front on Big O

Roder Out Front on Big O

Okeechobee is normally the place of dreams. This week, however, it isn’t quite living up to its reputation. Day one of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on the Big O saw plenty of fish, though the quality bites were hard to come by. Troy Roder of Brookeland, Texas, set the pace early with a 19-pound, 15-ounce limit to grab the lead in the season opener – presented by Power-Pole – with a lead of over 4 pounds heading into Friday. READ MORE »