ICAST 2009 Orlando

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by MrBill, May 9, 2009.

  1. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    Has anybody ever gone to an ICAST show as an attendee?
    It's in Orlando this year. July 15-17th.
    Is it worth the trip?
    How many days should a person plan of staying in Orlando to walk the whole fishing show?
     
  2. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    Has anybody ever gone to an ICAST show as an attendee?
    It's in Orlando this year. July 15-17th.
    Is it worth the trip?
    How many days should a person plan of staying in Orlando to walk the whole fishing show?
    Yes, it is worth the trip as I am selling tackles now, but it is not worth if big bluefin bites are good off Cape May, NJ. :)
     

  3. MrBill

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    Yes, it is worth the trip as I am selling tackles now, but it is not worth if big bluefin bites are good off Cape May, NJ. :)

    Now, why doesn't that answer surprise me.:)
     

  4. Eastern Tackle

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    I had every intention of going mainly to see the diawa booth and the new reels they might have, but I signed up to run an out of town boat for the Barta Tournament, so I will be lucky if I can make it for day 1. I would have to go to the show, leave and go straight to Beaufort on Thursday and be ready to run the boat for Friday fishing. At this point I'm a Definite Maybe, especially if the crew wants to prefish on Thursday.
     
  5. anglerinshore

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    Have not been in the past, but i am planning on being there.
     
  6. gman

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    I will be there Mr Bill I would love to grab a drink or two or three with you
     
  7. MrBill

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    Sounds good. I haven't registered yet. Just thinking about it. If I go, I'll probably book a couple of swordfishing trips while I'm in the area.
     
  8. gman

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    Sounds good. I haven't registered yet. Just thinking about it. If I go, I'll probably book a couple of swordfishing trips while I'm in the area.

    this could be a trip for the ages I have all the contacts down there. But Im warning you I like to drink a little LOL Either way it would be great to finally meet you. Im working teh show so i will be there
     
  9. red34

    red34 Guest

    Yes, it is worth the trip as I am selling tackles now, but it is not worth if big bluefin bites are good off Cape May, NJ. :)

    It makes me sick (in a good way) how much fishing and how many places you get to go!!! I tried fishing for a living and it certainly didn't pan out for me the way it has for you. I'm jealous!!!

    My guidance counselor DID NOT point me down the right path!!!
     
  10. Minnow

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    Mr.Bill, OTI will be at booth #1166, please come and see us.
     
  11. Grifft

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    Since I live here in Tampa, I can't wait to go. Really interested in the new spinners rumored to be coming from Daiwa and Penn.

    TG
     
  12. MrBill

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    The Penn Spinner has been in the works for 2 1/2 years. It will be interesting to see how they incorporate pleasing the surf guys and the popping/jigging guys with one reel. The surf market isn't near as large as the popping/jigging market, but they want an "Made in USA" Penn reel in their hands.

    Personally, I don't ever dunk a reel as I fish from boats. The surf guys only trust a "Dunking" reel. They also don't like bails. I wish Penn good luck with their new reel. I firmly believe we need another "Made In USA" quality spinning reel to compete with the Stella's and Saltiga's. The Far East manufacturers are a tough competitor in the spinning reel market. Penn is going to introduce the new reel at ICAST.
     
  13. Grifft

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    The Penn Spinner has been in the works for 2 1/2 years. It will be interesting to see how they incorporate pleasing the surf guys and the popping/jigging guys with one reel. The surf market isn't near as large as the popping/jigging market, but they want an "Made in USA" Penn reel in their hands.

    Personally, I don't ever dunk a reel as I fish from boats. The surf guys only trust a "Dunking" reel. They also don't like bails. I wish Penn good luck with their new reel. I firmly believe we need another "Made In USA" quality spinning reel to compete with the Stella's and Saltiga's. The Far East manufacturers are a tough competitor in the spinning reel market. Penn is going to introduce the new reel at ICAST.

    Mr. Bill -- I hear you.

    I'm told the Penn Spinner will be called the Torque Spinning Reel. To please the surf and boat markets, I hope Penn comes out with a "bail-less" option, sort of what Shimano has with the Saragosa and Spheros reels.

    Tom