ICAST Fishing Show Huge Success for Hook & Tackle and the Fishing Industry July 18, 2015

Hook & Tackle attended ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations for 2016 in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.

From exhibitors to buyers to outdoor media, almost 13,000 representatives of the global sportfishing community converged on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., July 14-17, for the world’s largest sportfishing and fly-fishing trade show. The 58th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry and is the showcase for the latest innovations in tackle, gear and accessories.

“This was, without a doubt, the biggest show that we have produced,” said ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman. “Between the exhibitors, buyers and media, the response has been the same – this is an outstanding show. ICAST is our industry’s show. Our commitment to our member exhibitors, media and all show attendees is to listen and improve this show in any and every way we can.”

"Many were lined up for over 40 minutes to view the new products" says Stan Rudman CMO of Hook & Tackle

Hook & Tackle's Bryant Sturz showing the new UPF 50+ Fishing Shirt Solar System Collection