Fishing Tackle Retailer’s 2019 ICAST Sneak Peek Highlights

Fishing Tackle Retailer’s 2019 ICAST Sneak Peek Highlights

BBZ Writer at Large selects top picks from FTR ICAST preview.

July 2, 2019, written by FTR Staff

Welcome to the show floor before the doors open. This is Fishing Tackle Retailer’s 2019 ICAST Sneak Peek.

Inside, you’ll find more than 60 products debuting at the Orange County Convention Center at this year’s ICAST. For those attending the show, here’s your chance to add some new products to your checklist; and for those unable to attend, consider this a first glance through the curtains of the fishing industry’s largest trade show—ICAST. Many of these products are in contention for category and an overall Best of Show award at the 2019 ICAST New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer. And you can find those that aren’t being showcased at their booths. So, take your time, take notes, and sift through.

Booth 4831. Hula Popper 2.0. Based on the classic shape as the original 1948 model, the Hula Popper 2.0 leads the fleet of Arbogast baits into the future. The bait features all new colors, hardware and feathers.

Booth 4831. Hula Popper 2.0. Based on the classic shape as the original 1948 model, the Hula Popper 2.0 leads the fleet of Arbogast baits into the future. The bait features all new colors, hardware and feathers.

Booth 5118. A cutting-edge bladed jig design, the ChatterBait Freedom CFL is the result of a comprehensive project between Z-Man Fishing and Freedom Tackle Inc. The lure’s football shaped head is composed of lead-free zinc, which creates a unique sound when it strikes the stainless ChatterBlade®.

Booth 5118. A cutting-edge bladed jig design, the ChatterBait Freedom CFL is the result of a comprehensive project between Z-Man Fishing and Freedom Tackle Inc. The lure’s football shaped head is composed of lead-free zinc, which creates a unique sound when it strikes the stainless ChatterBlade®.

Booth 1236. Westin HypoTwist. This super realistic topwater bait has a rotating soft tail that wreaks havoc with loud plopping sounds and chaotic surface disturbance on the retrieve. HypoTwist comes in two sizes 4 ½” and 5 ½” to suit every situation.

Booth 1236. Westin HypoTwist. This super realistic topwater bait has a rotating soft tail that wreaks havoc with loud plopping sounds and chaotic surface disturbance on the retrieve. HypoTwist comes in two sizes 4 ½” and 5 ½” to suit every situation.

Booth 1826. Do-It’s Manic Mullet is the latest in Saltwater jig mold design - Mustad 32786 hooks – 5 sizes (3/16-1/2oz) – Large Eye Sockets Item #3531.

Booth 1826. Do-It’s Manic Mullet is the latest in Saltwater jig mold design - Mustad 32786 hooks – 5 sizes (3/16-1/2oz) – Large Eye Sockets Item #3531.

Booth 2508. Ideal for open water and ice fishing, LIVETARGET’s Flutter Shad features an exceptionally lifelike inner-profile compared to traditional jigging spoons. Injected Core Technology™ (ICT) enables the Inner-Core to host a life-like shad profile, while the Exo-Skin gives the lure its signature finesse action – comes in 5 weights and 10 colors. MSRP: $9.99.

Booth 2508. Ideal for open water and ice fishing, LIVETARGET’s Flutter Shad features an exceptionally lifelike inner-profile compared to traditional jigging spoons. Injected Core Technology™ (ICT) enables the Inner-Core to host a life-like shad profile, while the Exo-Skin gives the lure its signature finesse action – comes in 5 weights and 10 colors. MSRP: $9.99.

Booth 2508. Injected Core Technology™ (ICT) enables the LIVETARGET Freestyle Frog Inner-Core to host a life-like frog profile, while the Exo-Skin gives the lure its signature action on the surface and below. Comes in 3 sizes and 8 colors. MSRP: $9.99.

Booth 2508. Injected Core Technology™ (ICT) enables the LIVETARGET Freestyle Frog Inner-Core to host a life-like frog profile, while the Exo-Skin gives the lure its signature action on the surface and below. Comes in 3 sizes and 8 colors. MSRP: $9.99.

Booth 2508. Ideal for freshwater and saltwater, LIVETARGET’s Slow-Roll Shiner is an unrigged swimbait that mimics a fleeing thin-profiled baitfish and features Injected Core Technology™ (ICT), offering improved baitfish profile and detail over traditional paddletail swimbaits. Comes in 3 sizes and 6 colors. MSRP: $9.99.

Booth 2508. Ideal for freshwater and saltwater, LIVETARGET’s Slow-Roll Shiner is an unrigged swimbait that mimics a fleeing thin-profiled baitfish and features Injected Core Technology™ (ICT), offering improved baitfish profile and detail over traditional paddletail swimbaits. Comes in 3 sizes and 6 colors. MSRP: $9.99.

Booth 2508. LIVETARGET’s Erratic Shiner behaves like a traditional casting spoon but has the narrow profile of a common shiner or minnow. With Injected Core Technology™ (ICT), the lure has a lifelike Inner-Core that mimics a small fleeing baitfish, while the Exo-Skin gives the lure an erratic wide-wobble action, bringing the Inner-Core to life – comes in 4 weights and 10 colors. MSRP: $9.99.

Booth 2508. LIVETARGET’s Erratic Shiner behaves like a traditional casting spoon but has the narrow profile of a common shiner or minnow. With Injected Core Technology™ (ICT), the lure has a lifelike Inner-Core that mimics a small fleeing baitfish, while the Exo-Skin gives the lure an erratic wide-wobble action, bringing the Inner-Core to life – comes in 4 weights and 10 colors. MSRP: $9.99.

Booth 4500. New Culprit Flutter Craw - bridging the gap between creature bait, crawfish bait and double tail grub.

Booth 4500. New Culprit Flutter Craw - bridging the gap between creature bait, crawfish bait and double tail grub.

Booth 4500. The new 6-inch Culprit Water Dragon size features flared gills, extra body detail and contour to produce light refraction. The larger rear legs produce more action on the drop.

Booth 4500. The new 6-inch Culprit Water Dragon size features flared gills, extra body detail and contour to produce light refraction. The larger rear legs produce more action on the drop.

Booth 4600. Two classic Panther Martin convex/concave blades separated by a small plastic sleeve let the blades spin freely and smoothly. Available in 3 sizes and 6 colors to attract trout, bass, salmon and more. It’s twice the flash, twice the vibration.

Booth 4600. Two classic Panther Martin convex/concave blades separated by a small plastic sleeve let the blades spin freely and smoothly. Available in 3 sizes and 6 colors to attract trout, bass, salmon and more. It’s twice the flash, twice the vibration.

Booth 4234. The result of combining the latest technology in image transfer and laser printing with a state of the art 3-D holographic reflective finish. All the realistic baitfish patterns of the Ahi-USA Live Deception Jigs © are matched with a reflective finish which emulates fish scales.

Booth 4234. The result of combining the latest technology in image transfer and laser printing with a state of the art 3-D holographic reflective finish. All the realistic baitfish patterns of the Ahi-USA Live Deception Jigs © are matched with a reflective finish which emulates fish scales.

Booth 5131. Big Bite Baits' Kamikaze Swimon is a new vibrating jig, swim jig and spinnerbait trailer that has an unbeatable realistic baitfish swimming action.

Booth 5131. Big Bite Baits' Kamikaze Swimon is a new vibrating jig, swim jig and spinnerbait trailer that has an unbeatable realistic baitfish swimming action.

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