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New Clothing and Sunglasses at ICAST 2015

New Clothing and Sunglasses at ICAST 2015
Wear it to win it, says Typhoon regarding its awards program for FLW tournament anglers who place high in the standings while wearing Typhoon glasses. They might be Cedros Isle glasses like the ones shown here. Mirrored green lenses retail for about $84.99; plain tinted lenses go for $74.99 TyphoonOptics.com

Sunglasses and clothing that can resist all that Mother Nature throws at it are critical for hard-core anglers. Here’s what’s new in those categories at this year’s ICAST show.

 

Clothing

Huk (pronounced

Huk

Huk (pronounced “hook”) is coming into the tournament fishing world big-time. Here, Marketing Specialist Barry Gaines displays one of Huk’s new technical fishing shirts with mesh cloth under the arms. The 2016 product line will cover an angler from head to foot, and in all kinds of weather. HukGear.com

 

Grundens

Grundens is a new technical clothing company that is turning a lot of heads at ICAST. Here, Product Director Eric Tietje holds a pair of virtually indestructible fishing pants that blend fabrics of different weights together for more durability. The plier pockets are lined with a puncture-proof inner coating. Shorts, fishing shirts and rainwear are designed with the same functionality in mind. Grundens.com

 

Brand Communication Manager Rick Hohn is excited about the new ProDry line of rainwear from Simms. It's lighter in weight and well-suited for dealing with thunderstorms that pop up in the summer. SimmsFishing.com

Simms

Brand Communication Manager Rick Hohn is excited about the new ProDry line of rainwear from Simms. It’s lighter in weight and well-suited for dealing with thunderstorms that pop up in the summer. SimmsFishing.com

 

Jay Dempsey shows off Under Armour's new Ranger fishing glasses that will be available soon. This pair has frames cloaked with Realtree camouflage. UnderArmour.com

Under Armour

Jay Dempsey shows off Under Armour’s new Ranger fishing glasses that will be available soon. This pair has frames cloaked with Realtree camouflage. UnderArmour.com

 

The sun protection clothing company has added a zillion new colors to its already extensive line of neck gaiters and head covers. An extra-large size has been added to the range and is designed to fit guys with big noggins a bit looser. BuffWear.com

Buff

The sun protection clothing company has added a zillion new colors to its already extensive line of neck gaiters and head covers. An extra-large size has been added to the range and is designed to fit guys with big noggins a bit looser. BuffWear.com

 

Sunglasses

Get these glasses in three frame colors (tortoise, black or olive black) with six lens colors for $89.99. The frames are made in Italy. TyphoonOptics.com

Typhoon Zabra

Get these glasses in three frame colors (tortoise, black or olive black) with six lens colors for $89.99. The frames are made in Italy. TyphoonOptics.com

 

Wear it to win it, says Typhoon regarding its awards program for FLW tournament anglers who place high in the standings while wearing Typhoon glasses. They might be Cedros Isle glasses like the ones shown here. Mirrored green lenses retail for about $84.99; plain tinted lenses go for $74.99 TyphoonOptics.com

Typhoon Cedros Isle

Wear it to win it, says Typhoon regarding its awards program for FLW tournament anglers who place high in the standings while wearing Typhoon glasses. They might be Cedros Isle glasses like the ones shown here. Mirrored green lenses retail for about $84.99; plain tinted lenses go for $74.99 TyphoonOptics.com

 

The Wiley X family of sunglasses has grown by 17 models, including the Tide shown. It features Climate Control, with a seal that blocks out wind, bugs and debris when you're running down the lake. WileyX.com

Wiley X

The Wiley X family of sunglasses has grown by 17 models, including the Tide shown. It features Climate Control, with a seal that blocks out wind, bugs and debris when you’re running down the lake. WileyX.com

 

Bud Hanson of Costa is just hanging out in that company's booth at ICAST 2015. Hanson is sporting Costa's Rooster fishing glasses. They're available in several lens and frame colors. CostaDelMar.com

Costa Del Mar

Bud Hanson of Costa is just hanging out in that company’s booth at ICAST 2015. Hanson is sporting Costa’s Rooster fishing glasses. They’re available in several lens and frame colors. CostaDelMar.com

 

Native Eyewear is the new kid on the block as far as fishing eyewear is concerned. VP of Sales Kevin Karch thinks anglers will like the Colorado company's range of lenses and frames. NativeEyewear.com

Native Eyewear

Native Eyewear is the new kid on the block as far as fishing eyewear is concerned. VP of Sales Kevin Karch thinks anglers will like the Colorado company’s range of lenses and frames. NativeEyewear.com

 

 

 

 

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Mastodons Win at Wabasha

Mastodons Win at Wabasha

The Purdue University Fort Wayne duo of Connor Landis of Edgerton, Ohio, and Blake Spurgeon of Fort Wayne, Indiana, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on the Mississippi River presented by Evinrude Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 9 ounces. The victory earned the Mastodon’s bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »

Hahne Flips, Frogs on Mighty Miss

Hahne Flips, Frogs on Mighty Miss

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Champlain Midday Update – Day 3

Champlain Midday Update – Day 3

While day two was windy and rough, day three has pretty much been calm from the get-go. It has also been hot as blazes. It’s made fishing a little tougher than expected, with a lot of anglers reporting missed or lost fish and a generally slower bite. That said, a slow bite on Champlain is a great bite most everywhere else, so we’re still going to see plenty of bass. READ MORE »

Thrift All the Way on Champlain

Thrift All the Way on Champlain

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Lake Champlain Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Lake Champlain Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

One of the windier tournament days in recent memory did a lot to reshape the leaderboard of the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Champlain. The run south to Ticonderoga was not impossible, but the wind up north kept a lot of pros from effectively fishing their best stuff. That made weights drop pretty much across the board on day two. READ MORE »

Thrift Still Ahead on Champlain

Thrift Still Ahead on Champlain

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Champlain Midday Update – Day 2

Champlain Midday Update – Day 2

Day two of the Costa FLW Series event presented by Polaris on Lake Champlain is going to be quite a swing from day one. Typically turnover in the standings is common on Champlain because the weights stay so tight, but today’s turnover is going to have a lot to do with the weather. READ MORE »

Champlain Midday Update – Day 1

Champlain Midday Update – Day 1

Takeoff was a little blustery, but overall, it’s been a perfect start to the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Champlain. The event is the kickoff of the Northern Division, which is presented by Gajo Baits, and the tournament itself is presented by Polaris. READ MORE »

Lake Champlain Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Lake Champlain Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Last year, every event in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division, which is presented by Gajo Baits, was won entirely with smallmouth bass. This season, the kickoff event on Champlain, which is presented by Polaris, looks destined to involve some largemouths. Everyone in the top five weighed green ones on day one, though somewhat surprisingly, the south end down by Ticonderoga didn’t play an overwhelming role, as only three of the top 10 anglers made the long run southward. READ MORE »

Thrift Takes Command on Champlain

Thrift Takes Command on Champlain

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Elrod Runs Tide, Wood on James River

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Mittlestat Tops at St. Clair

Mittlestat Tops at St. Clair

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Schmitt Takes Champlain Title

Schmitt Takes Champlain Title

FLW Tour pro Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Maryland, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Champlain presented by Navionics after catching five bass weighing 19 pounds, 10 ounces. For his win, Schmitt earned $7,209 and 250 points in the Northeast Division presented by Gajo Baits standings. The winner of the division’s Angler of the Year title after five tournaments will win $3,000. READ MORE »

Big Little Boats

Big Little Boats

There is a massive surge in innovation in the fishing kayak industry, as evidenced by a showroom floor packed with canoes, kayaks, boats – and, in many cases, a combination of all of them – at ICAST 2019. READ MORE »

4 Hot New Reels from ICAST

4 Hot New Reels from ICAST

2019 is the year of the trolling motor at ICAST, but it wouldn’t be ICAST without at least a few next generation reels from some of the best manufacturers in the business. READ MORE »

Lew’s Fishing’s Thliveros and Crew Win Fifth Annual ICAST Cup Presented By FLW on Lake Toho

Lew’s Fishing’s Thliveros and Crew Win Fifth Annual ICAST Cup Presented By FLW on Lake Toho

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Peter T and Crew Win ICAST Cup

Peter T and Crew Win ICAST Cup

Representing Lew’s, the team of John Carman, Peter Thliveros and Matthew Mattingly won the 2019 ICAST Cup at Lake Toho this morning with a five-bass limit that weighed 20 pounds, 4 ounces. It’s the first time in the ICAST kickoff event’s five-year history that a team has won two titles, and they come back-to-back – though this time it was an outright win.  READ MORE »

Kilgore on Top at Neely Henry

Kilgore on Top at Neely Henry

Andy Kilgore of Kingston, Georgia, caught five bass Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Neely Henry. Kilgore pocketed $4,426 for his win in the event and earned 250 points in the Bama Division Angler of the Year (AOY) standings. The winner of the division’s AOY title after five tournaments will win $3,000. READ MORE »

Experience Carries Siggers

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Melton Wins on Rough River

Melton Wins on Rough River

John Melton of Corydon, Indiana, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Rough River Lake Saturday after catching five bass weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Melton netted $4,838 for his win. READ MORE »