FTR’s ICAST 2024 New Product Insider – Part 1

As the long-standing sponsor of the annual ICAST New Product Showcase, Fishing Tackle Retailer would like to present a first look at a key assortment of new products set to make their debut at and around ICAST 2024. The New Product Showcase embodies the sportfishing industry’s ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit by recognizing the year’s most innovative products culminating in awarding the “Best of Show” honors.

Be sure to check out the following at ICAST 2024, and vote for your favorites in the New Product Showcase. Voting for the 41 “Best of Category” winners begins on Tuesday, July 16, at 5:00 PM during the New Product Showcase Preview Reception and ends at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 17.


AFTCO

Introducing Titan, the last net you’ll ever need. Proudly made in the USA with a lifetime guarantee, Titan is meticulously crafted from top-tier aircraft-grade aluminum. Its heavy-duty machined yoke guarantees maximum durability, and an extendable locking handle which can be adjusted to approximate lengths ranging from 30 to 55 inches offering versatility for any catch. The hand-sewn 100% latex-infused 1-inch knotless netting protects fish and prevents hooks from getting stuck.

Meet with AFTCO at ICAST 2024

Booth # 3030


Evolution Outdoor

The 3700 Ballistix Hangr Tackle Management Box is finally the solution for maximizing bait capacity and eliminating the struggle of entangled baits by storing baits at an angle. This allows for increased capacity and reduced entanglement. The Hangr’s innovative design allows for any size treble hooks to fit into the notched dividers while also having the ability to functionally store a large variety of baits such as spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and bladed jigs. The snug fit notches securely hold baits in place in rough water and in all angles of storage. Protective Features include X-Rust Corrosion and Rust-Preventive technology, oversized gasketed watertight seal, and durable bulked outer design. The Ballistix Hangr was designed to exceed every expectation in terms of durability, protection, and functionality. Finished with our labeled single-latch allowing anglers to quickly identify what’s inside, the Ballistix Hangr is the ultimate solution for a variety of storage needs.

The Ultimate setup for customizable angling, the fully redesigned Evolution Fishing Largemouth 3.0 Backpack is engineered for anglers who demand versatility and efficiency. More than just a tackle backpack; it’s a modular fishing system designed to keep your gear organized and accessible, just the way you want it. Featuring 2 Patent-Pending interior pop-out storage pockets, anglers can choose their perfect organization system. With the pockets out, you can organize accessories while holding up to 3 additional 3600 size trays inside. With both pockets collapsed, anglers can hold up to six 3600 size trays. In addition, three interior PVC snagless pockets fit larger baits, keep phones and keys dry as well as holding plenty of other accessories. Finished with durable Reverse Rip Stop for long-lasting strength. Whether you’re organizing tackle, carrying rods, or storing larger gear, this backpack offers the perfect blend of capacity and convenience. Elevate your angling game with the Largemouth Backpack 3.0.

Introducing the innovative Roll-Up Big Bait Bag, designed specifically for large baits such as Glide baits. This bag boasts four large pockets, each meticulously engineered to securely store your large lures. Crafted from a fusion of premium materials, including durable Tarpaulin and rugged PVC, this bag was designed to ensure hooks do not penetrate through while protecting your valuable baits and their expensive paint jobs. The roll-up design not only optimizes space but also enhances portability, allowing you to conveniently carry your arsenal of baits. Four versatile gusseted pockets allow plenty of room within for large baits, soft plastic bags, and soft swimbait clam shells. Each pocket is equipped with two weep holes ensuring water will not get trapped inside. Embrace the epitome of durability and functionality with the Evolution Fishing Big Bait Bag, the ultimate solution for big bait storage.

Meet with Evolution Outdoor at ICAST 2024
Booth # 4251


Gill Fishing

An everyday staple, the versatile Meridian Hoodie is ideal for cooler days when you need a little extra protection. Delivering wind resistance, thermal performance, and soft comfort this performance hoodie features a recycled polyester fabric with a durable face and thermal brushed interior and pill resistant fleece lining. PFAS free water repellent finish is quick during. The fitted hood layers easily beneath a waterproof outer layer and comes with a handy removable gaiter, zipped concealed pocket at the top of kangaroo pouch. Easy to care for and machine washable. Available in Black and Sage colorways in sizes XS-4XL

Meet with Gill Fishing at ICAST 2024
Booth # 1747


Panther Martin

New for 2025, the Panther Martin® HiLo Spin Minnow™ is an innovative new lure that anglers and fish will love. Starting “Hi” is a genuine gold or silver plated Panther Martin® Willow style blade. This blade spins effortlessly atop the free-floating sonic arm. Down “Lo” is a 2nd blade; this one a classic convex/concave Panther Martin® blade that spins slower on the free-floating arm. Behind the blade is a Deluxe Brass Body and a colorful swim bait style Minnow with a super sharp treble hook. The lower blade is painted in vibrant colors to match the Minnow. Pefect for bass, pike, walleye, panfish and more. Available in 2 sizes (3 – 3/8 oz. – 3” and 5 – 5/8 oz. – 3.5”) and 5 vibrant colors (Silver Blue, Gold Orange, Silver Rainbow, Gold Blue, and Black Silver Speckled). Just one of 3 new Panther Martin® lure series for 2025 you can see at ICAST 2024.

Meet with Panther Martin at ICAST 2024
Booth #4202


Quantum

Delivering power and durability with every turn of the handle, the Quantum Strive™ spinning reel was designed to excel in harsh conditions. Offered in 6 sizes to catch anything from trout to tarpon, these spinning reels are built to the highest quality standards at their price point. The Strive reel features a high strength aluminum frame to maintain perfect gear alignment which is fully sealed (rated to IPX6) with Quantum’s SEALOQ™ 6 protection, shielding the inside of the reel from water, salt, sand, and other debris. Providing exceptional strength and fish stopping power, the CFX200™ Carbon Fiber Xtreme drag system has an extremely high max drag with an impressive drag curve. The DURA-LOQ™ clutch ensures quick and powerful hooksets. Blazing trails with forward-thinking innovation to provide the best spinning tackle, the Quantum Strive spinning reel is tested beyond limits so you can reach beyond yours.

Meet with Quantum at ICAST 2024
Booth #5620


RAILBLAZA

The Railblaza Gear Hub™ is your go-to solution for streamlined fishing gear organization. Designed for the avid angler, it features 4 internal rod holders and accommodates 8 Plano 3600 Tackle Boxes, ensuring all fishing essentials are securely stored and easily accessible. With 9 integrated accessory tracks, customization is effortless, while recessed handholds and included rod and reel tethers add convenience and security. Crafted from recycled materials, Gear Hub™ not only offers durability and reliability but also supports eco-friendly practices. Its non-slip rubber feet keep it stable on any surface, whether on a boat deck or shore. Perfect for eliminating fishing gear chaos, this hub sets the stage for seamless fishing adventures. Get yours today and experience organized bliss on every angling excursion.

At RAILBLAZA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of adventure. Meet the Titan Grip Suction Mount – the trendsetter in mounting solutions. Designed with a robust locking suction mechanism, this mount delivers steadfast stability in both overland and marine environments. No more worrying about your gear slipping or shifting – the Titan grips on tight and doesn’t let go. And like all the products you’ve come to know and love from RAILBLAZA, its versatility is only limited by your imagination. With RAILBLAZA’s commitment to innovation, the Titan Grip embodies the spirit of discovery and adventure. Its sleek, efficient design not only looks good but performs even better. Join the ranks of explorers and innovators who trust RAILBLAZA. Secure your gear with the Titan Grip Suction Mount and tackle your next adventure with confidence. Rig your own adventure with RAILBLAZA – because every journey deserves the best gear.

Navigate the waters with precision and confidence using the RAILBLAZA Straight Shooter – Live Sonar Arrow Indicator. This Hi Viz Green accessory clamps securely onto your trolling motor or pole shaft, giving you an instant, accurate read on your Forward Facing Sonar (FFS) transducer beam. Built tough from glass-reinforced plastic, it’s virtually indestructible ensuring reliability even in the roughest conditions. With the RAILBLAZA Straight Shooter – Live Sonar Arrow Indicator, you’re not just equipped—you’re empowered. Experience the perfect blend of innovation and durability to elevate your time on the water. It’s not just about catching more fish; it’s about doing it with precision and style.

Meet with RAILBLAZA at ICAST
Booth #1630 (T-H Marine)


Sea Eagle

Coming in 2025, the Sea Eagle® FishSUP™ 1210 is the fishing SUP of your dreams. Double air chambers ensure a safe fishing platform and its 12’10” length and 39″ width provide exceptional stability for standing and fishing. Boost your balance with optional side pontoons for a higher seating position. The FS1210 accommodates a 3hp gas or equivalent electric motor and a bow mounted motor; it can also be paddled standing or sitting. Its full EVA, non-slip foam foot bed offers safety and an optional wheel system ensures easy transportation. The iSUP accepts a casting bar for extra steadiness and features a built-in 36” fish ruler. It comes with Scotty® attachments, a removable stern motor mount, a paddle pocket, shock cord, multiple d-rings, and can be used bare or fully rigged. The high-pressure FS1210 will be available with several package options including with an eLite™ ePropulsion® motor. Check it out only at ICAST!

Meet with Sea Eagle at ICAST 2024
Booth #4202


Be sure to check back on Friday, July 12, for part 2 of FTR’s ICAST 2024 New Product Insider!