ICAST 2010, New Fishing Reels, Rods, Lures from Penn, Shakespeare, Abu Garcia, and Berkley!By Lenny Rudow
ICAST 2010 is coming up and we’re already hearing about new fishing rods, reels, lures, and lines from the likes of Berkley, Penn, Abu Garcia, Shakespeare, and others. Yesterday I got the latest news release from Pure Fishing, which gave a rundown on some of their cool new goodies we’ll see in Las Vegas next week. Here are some of the highlights:
1. A new spinning reel from Abu Garcia called the Revo, which has a “NanoShield” finish that produces corrosion-resistant, abrasion-resistant parts that are 50 percent lighter and 300 percent stronger then graphite parts.
2. A line of surf rods from Penn, flying the Torque banner. They’re built with a spiral-wrapped graphite core.
3. The first braid/fluorocarbon combo line, from Spiderwire. Ultracast Fluorobraid is blended fluoropolymer strands and Dyneema. The claim: it casts like braid, and sinks like fluorocarbon.
4. Berkley PowerBait GULP! Shad Guts, a new GULP! designed for catfish fishing. I don’t know or care if this stuff works or not, because the name’s a total winner!
Stay tuned to the blog next week for real-time updates of what’s hot & new for the 2011 fishing year, coming direct to you from the ICAST show. I’ll blog as much as possible as I wander the show floor and find out what cool new stuff tackle manufacturers have come up with.