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KastKing, Fish Monkey and PENN reveal launches for ICAST


More and more companies are revealing sneak previews of the new products they will be unveiling at ICAST.

New York company KastKing has entered three products into the show’s awards that it hopes will catch the eye of the industry buyers and media whose votes decide the winners. The former ICAST award-winner has pinned its hopes on the KastPro 13X Finesse braid, a 13-strand super thin line for the spinning reel market; its new rod rack and line spooling station and the Megajaws Elite baitcasting reel (main image), which has been developed in secrecy with details being held back until ICAST.

Gloves manufacturer Fish Monkey made its debut at ICAST in 2016 and has since grown into a worldwide brand. It returns this year with a new line-up for both freshwater and saltwater anglers. The School ‘n Bass selection will be available in the Half Finger Guide Glove and in a matching Face Guard. There’s also bass print in the Face Guard and the Stubby glove. For the offshore market, there is a dolphin print for the Pro 365 Guide glove and matching Face Guard. For women, or anyone else who likes pink, there is the pink scales pattern in the Pro 365 Guide glove. And finally, an Offshore blue-on-blue patterned print in the Face Guard.

PENN, one of the many Pure Fishing brands at ICAST, will be showcasing its Pursuit IV Spinning combos for saltwater anglers (right). The set-up pairs Pursuit IV spinning reels in sizes 2500 to 8000 with graphite composite rods. They feature lightweight, corrosion-resistant graphite bodies that house powerful carbon fibre drag systems, making the affordable package great value for money, says the manufacturer. The 13-combo selection includes both standard and travel models.

Among the new exhibitors at ICAST is Everest.com, an outdoor market place for merchants selling fishing tackle, hunting and shooting gear and adventure and camping equipment.

“We look forward to connecting with our community – and networking with new products and businesses to bring to our innovative online Everest marketplace,” says CEO and founder Bill Voss. “Everest has a vibrant fishing community among our Caliber members and I know they are clamouring for the tackle and gear needed to support their lifestyles.”

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