It has been a banner year for kayak and fishing gear manufacturers. Tons of new products have been hitting store shelves all over the country. Let’s face it, kayakers can be a cheap bunch, but we are always interested in quality products and want more bang for our buck. Many of these new products revealed at ICAST 2014 seem to fit the bill. These are a few of the new items available this year.
These products are just a sampling of the new products introduced this year at ICAST 2014. Look for more gear reviews in the gear section of the Florida Sportsman No Motor Zone.
- <h2>Flying Fisherman Passport Travel Rods</h2>If you have ever bought a travel rod to fit in the front hatch of the kayak, only to face disappointment in the lack of quality workmanship, you are not alone. Travel rods have a reputation of breaking with little effort and generally not being worth the price, but Flying Fisherman has brought a solution to the table. Passport Travel rod ensembles include a high quality 4 piece fly rod, a 3 piece spinning rod, and a protective travel case that fits easily in most standard luggage and, more importantly, in the front hatch of your kayak. A perfect combination for the traveling angler, the sets come in three sizes and feature blank taper designs to improve sensitivity, strength and performance and an extraordinary high modulus Japanese graphite with nano resin. The connections are reinforced with exotic carbon fibers and the rods have a FUJI reel seat, FUJI guides and high quality SIC guides and components. The handle features Portuguese cork for better gripping and a durable and stylish travel case has foam inserts to securely hold the rods. The sets retail from $399 to $449, depending on size, and are available on Amazon.com. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.flyingfisherman.com" target="_blank">www.flyingfisherman.com</a>.