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ICAST 2008 Video Interviews
Nov 13, 2008
by Rob Pavlick

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The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. It is the show where tackle buyers from all over the world go to see the new products from manufacturers big and small. ICAST 2008 was held in Las Vegas and the entire Allcoast crew was on hand to talk to the manufacturers about what is new. Here are some of the video interviews and additional coverage.



Thundermist Lure Company


Accurate Introduces New Rod Line
Accurate fishing products has been known for innovative dual-drag Boss reels that are designed by a family with roots in the aero-space components industry. Now, Accurate has expanded their product line to include the Xnergy line of rods. The Accurate XNERGY rods are constructed of a six-ply graphite glass material that gives the angler both sensitivity and strength while offering a reduced diameter rod that is extremely light. There are three classes of rods that include Boss Series of conventional rods in 6’6” and 7’ lengths, Boss jig rods in both conventional and spinning, and a line of SR Spinning rods designed with the SR12, SR-20, and SR30 in mind. To learn more, visit




Daiwa Introduces New Saltist Levelwind
Daiwa is introducing a family of six reels that combine proven Saltist™ performance with the added convenience of a levelwind. The new Saltist Levelwind series offers anglers a range of sizes to suit varying fishing requirements, plus a choice of high-speed or standard-speed gear ratios.

Daiwa has a constantly updated new products section on their website that makes easy to keep up with all the new introductions.

Eagle Claw

Esca Global

Costa Del Mar

Wright & McGill

Mann's Bait Company

Wiley X

Van Staal

Diamond Fishing Products and Meeting at the Everol Booth
Our coverage does not end with just the videos. moderator Hawk has a great story about his experience at the Everol booth, where he ran into long time member Dr. Rob, as well as reel expert TunaToys. Both gentlemen are contributing to the design of the new reel models from Everol. Here is more:

Shimano Keeps Users Updated on ICAST 2008
Shimano rep Bantam1 is on,, and to help answer user questions in the Shimano Product Support Forum. So, whether you need help in selecting a product or maintaining a current one from Shimano, check out these forums. During ICAST this year, Bantam1 was updating our audience on all that is new from Shimano at ICAST. Here is a link to the coverage:

More Exclusives to Come!
If you are looking for the latest news, check our home page daily. No matter which website you visit, the links to most recent fishing reports, feature articles, videos, and more are updated on our home page every day.

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