ICAST 2023 Enhances and Expands Fly Fishing with New Features

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce its plan to significantly enhance the fly fishing sector at ICAST 2023. As the overall recreational fishing industry continues to evolve domestically and internationally, now is the perfect opportunity for companies related to fly fishing to expand their reach in the general market. ICAST is the venue to help them do just that.

At ASA, our goal is to represent the entire recreational fishing community and fly fishing plays a key role in reaching a specific audience of anglers. Most issues related to access, clean water and abundant fisheries overlap both conventional and fly fishing with ASA providing a powerful voice that is heard and respected by the administration, on Capitol Hill and around the country.

Introducing fly fishing as a main category at ICAST 2023, specifically in the New Product Showcase, is yet another benefit ASA is providing to support the enhancement and expansion of the sale of all types of recreational fishing products.

The New Product Showcase will now include an expanded fly fishing presence with the following subcategories:

  • Fly Fishing Rods
  • Fly Fishing Reels
  • Fly Fishing Waders & Wading Boots
  • Fly Fishing Lines, Leaders, Tippet & Line Accessories
  • Fly Fishing Packs, Bags & Luggage
  • Fly Fishing Technical Apparel & Accessories (Other or Miscellaneous)

The winner of these fly fishing categories will be announced during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception along with the standard suite of New Product Showcase category winners. Current showcase definitions and rules will apply.

ICAST Fly Fishing is located on prime exhibit space on the main 20’ aisle reserved for fly fishing specific exhibitors. In addition, the traditional ICASTing Pond will be side-by-side with the FLYCASTing Pond and adjacent to the New Product Showcase.

Also new for 2023 will be the addition of both Non-motorized and Motorized Boating Accessories to the showcase category list and an expansion of the technical apparel categories to include women and men providing more choices for these well populated fields.

As a trade association, ASA offers a suite of benefits for its members that will help any fishing business be more successful and prepared to handle the turbulent years ahead. Our intelligent and connected Government Affairs team has a direct impact on fishing access and conservation issues. No other organization has had as great an impact on recreational fishing than the American Sportfishing Association.

For more information, send your inquiries to flyfishing@asafishing.org.


The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry’s trade association committed to representing the interests of the sportfishing and boating industries as well as the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry and anglers a unified voice when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. ASA invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous, as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic, conservation and social values of sportfishing in America. ASA also gives America’s 55 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways through Keep America Fishing, our national angler advocacy campaign. America’s anglers generate nearly $50 billion in retail sales with a $125 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for 800,000 people.