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Standing room only at LIVETARGET launch

One look around the packed conference room in the Orange County Convention Center said everything about LIVETARGET’s unveiling of its new Bait Ball Spinning Rig on the night before ICAST.

There was standing in the aisles as brand owner Grant Koppers and his team, supported by some of bass fishing’s most exalted names expounded on the virtues of a bait that has been seven years in the making.

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Drone maker postpones ICAST debut until next year

Rippton, the international technology business that promised to introduce its fishing drone to the tackle trade in Orlando this week, has decided to postpone its ICAST debut for 12 months. Rippton’s Mobula drone was announced in the pages of the July issue of Angling International and a booth..

ICAST: ‘Most important thing I do for my business’

ICAST is just a day away, but if you are still undecided about whether to attend the world's largest recreational fishing trade show or not, it is worth listening to industry stalwart and retailer Dave Kranz. He is unequivocal. The owner of Crystal Lake, Illinois-based Dave’s Bait &..

Cheeky Fishing’s backing boosts Schoolie Tournament

IFTD exhibitor Cheeky Fishing, which will be debuting its highly-rated Limitless reel at the show this week, is hard at work promoting the sport at grassroots level. It is a sponsor of the annual Cheeky Schoolie Tournament, a low barrier entry event designed to promote interest and growth..

Four new members join ASA Board of Directors

Four new members of the American Sportfishing Association – owner of ICAST – have been elected to serve on its Board of Directors. Regional Seats went to two new members, Carl Liederman, President of Harry's Fishing Supply (Southeast Region) and Dan MacDonald, President of Yakima Bait Company (West). At..

Rapala to introduce its deepest diving lure yet at ICAST

New from Rapala VMC Corporation at ICAST this week will be the X-Rap® Magnum® 40, a bait that consistently dives to 40 feet – a full ten feet deeper than any other of its lures. It combines an extreme action with a controlled, deep-diving, aggressive swimming motion that..

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