ICAST 2011 las vegas trip

Next week I will be attending the ICAST show in Las Vegas, NV. This show is the largest sportfishing show in the world. This is the show most of the manufacturer will announce the latest greatest rods,reel,lures, tools, tackle, apparel, scent you name it and it will be there.

The list of companies attending is staggering and to be honest I haven’t heard of many of the companies that with be displaying. I will get to see things that may or may not make it to our market here in Florida. I will do my best to get information and news release on products that will be relevant to Saltyshores and it’s readers. Heck if I’m lucky, I might a  come back with a few toys to play with and then give away in the Saltyshores contest and newsletters.

So keep an eye here next week. I will have my laptop and smart phone with me to get you the latest and greatest update. I must warn you, much of which which will not be fancy and thorough but it will be the first of sighting of many cool gadgets.

One of thing companies I will be visiting with be Castalia Outdoors. They are out with this Bombshell turtle lures. I will have to try this on redfish/tarpon/cobia and even permit if I get my hands on some.

Here’s another cool gadget for you boaters by Tacklewebs.com. They are sponsors of the Saltyshores Photo Contest and sent me a few to give out. It’s a very sturdy and versatile tackle storage unit for boats/kayaks and such. I will be putting sun block, pliers, leaders in them.

Since I’m registered as “Media” on the ICAST list I’m constantly getting email of new products the last few months.

I know there are new:

Reels, rods from Shimano
Line from Power Pro
A new Power Pole will be out as well
Minn Kota
Rhodan Trolling 3d GPS trolling motor

And tons more things I have to see and check out.