Posted by bps on August 19, 2011
The 2011 installment of ICAST, the fishing tackle trade show where all manufacturers pull back the curtains on 2012’s new products, was especially interesting on the reel front. This category saw more innovation this year than the past 10 years of reel advancement added together. The main trend was making baitcasters lighter and tougher, and Quantum and Abu Garcia led the charge in these categories. As for developing new ways to increase castability and distance, Daiwa’s new offering impressed the masses in Las Vegas. But, judge for yourself: Check out the cream of the ICAST reel crop this year.