The annual ICAST fishing tackle trade show, normally held each July in Orlando, took place last week. More than 200 exhibitors have used a newly designed portal created by ICAST’s host — the American Sportfishing Association — to keep the show going through the COVID-19 pandemic.
During each year’s show, media and dealers vote on an array of new products in categories from accessories to reels and rods. The top vote-getters earn the distinction of Best of Show for their category. ICAST also awards an overall BEST OF SHOW winner. This year, that product is the Old Town Sportsman Autopilot kayak.
Penn took out the highly competitive Best Saltwater Reel prize with the Penn Battle III. The Penn Battle III spinning reel now comes with the company’s proprietary CNC gear technology, HT-100 carbon-fiber drag system, and a full metal body to give it the guts and drag to handle serious abuse. Stronger, smoother, and more durable, the Penn Battle III is available in NZ now from all good PENN retailers – priced from $199 for the 2500 (smallest NZ Size through to $289 for the 10,000. High Speed available in 4000, 6000 & 8000 and is idenfied by the red colour accents.
20 July 2020