The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) is the world’s largest fishing trade show, making it the place to learn about the latest new products for anglers. The quantity and variety of tackle, accessories and apparel on display each year is truly astonishing, and the latest show was no different—highlights included bold new directions from industry heavyweights, innovations from scrappy upstarts and everything in between. Below are fishing editor Gord Pyzer’s top picks of the new products best suited to fishing in Canada.
Adding to that, our longtime fly-fishing correspondent Wayne Phillips has a survey of the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show. As always, Phillips checked the an incredible array of exciting new products on offer, from both smaller manufacturers and industry giants, and highlighted his top 10 for Canadian fly anglers.