New launches from top brands at Leeda’s IceTackle* 2019
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New products from top brands that include MAP, Wychwood and Lowrance will be on display for the first time at the IceTackle* 2019 trade show next month, organised by the UK’s leading distributor of fishing tackle, Leeda.
The event, in its fifth year, takes place at the MK Dons football stadium in the company’s home town of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, from February 19th to 21st.
Retailers visiting the event will see the new mid-priced range of Maximiser rods from Wychwood, Leeda’s carp brand. These will offer 12ft blanks with cork or EVA handle options in all test curves above 3lb to suit modern trends.
The flagship Maximiser range – a name resurrected by the brand – will sport two rods, 12ft/3.5lb and 12ft 6ins/3.5lb models, with the accent on casting distance.
Sea brand ICON introduced its continental-style 4.2m and 4.5m FXD rods last year and for 2019 it is introducing a matching pair of oscillation surf reels. Priced under £100, they feature 10+1 ball bearings and an aluminium spool, with deep and shallow options, for use with either braid or monofilament lines.
Leeda started distributing Lowrance Fishunter castables last year and has also secured sales rights for its ‘Prosumer’ fish finders. The Hook2 and Elite series sonars will feature in the Leeda catalogue and at the show there will be staff from the US electronics giant giving in-depth demonstrations from a tank containing live fish.
Leeda describes its Wychwood Tactical X bedchairs as arguably the lightest on the market. The latest model has an upgraded leg mechanism and new support structure on the main bed to improve comfort. There are three beds in the range and an accompanying set of guest chairs adorned in its trademark camouflage pattern.
With a revised colourway and a few tweaks to existing products, Wychwood’s range of luggage will also be on display to showcase the brand’s approach to building features into everyday items with class-leading build quality. There are also new additions to be seen.
Retailers from across the UK and Europe are invited to attend IceTackle* 2019 and can register by logging onto www.icetackle.co.uk.