2018 NEW TACKLE, GEAR AND AC­CES­SORIES

First Look at the Lat­est in Tech­nol­ogy and In­no­va­tion

Sport Fishing - - CONTENTS - BY CHRIS WOOD­WARD

Fish­ing tackle, gear and elec­tron­ics sales closely fol­low an­gler pref­er­ences. Man­u­fac­tur­ers lis­ten to loyal cus­tomers and de­velop gear that matches their tastes and in­ter­ests. At this year’s In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion of Al­lied Sport­fish­ing Trades — held this sum­mer in Or­lando, Flor­ida — Sport Fish­ing ed­i­tors saw an ever-grow­ing mar­ket in small craft such as pad­dle­boards and kayaks. We also saw in­creas­ingly in­ge­nious elec­tron­ics and boat­ing and fish­ing ac­ces­sories, as well as an ex­plo­sion in new sun­glasses and cool­ers. Rods and reels con­tinue to fol­low the trend to­ward lighter, smaller, stronger prod­ucts. We have even started see­ing more tackle and tech­ni­cal-cloth­ing op­tions for women an­glers. To pro­vide you a glimpse of what’s just now stock­ing re­tail shelves, and what will de­but this win­ter and spring, we com­piled this gallery of gear so you can be­gin to make your next shop­ping choices. Here are 33 items we cov­eted dur­ing ICAST. We’ve also listed many of the salt­wa­ter-re­lated win­ners from this year’s Best of Show com­pe­ti­tion.

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