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The new Pop ShadZ is a first-of-its-kind soft plastic topwater bait from Z-Man Lures.

ICAST 2014: New Products Sneak Peak

ICAST 2014 officially opened today in Orlando and it’s bigger and better than ever. A fisherman’s playground, ICAST debuts the latest and greatest in fishing technology, advancements, and ideas.

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Yeti Coolers Hopper

The Yeti Coolers Hopper is the first portable, soft-sided cooler they have produced. Designed to keep ice frozen for days without melting, it’s perfect for the beach, the boat, camping adventures, and whatever else you can dream up.

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ICAST 2014: Best of Show Winners

This year, the New Product Showcase, the tradeshow’s flagship event, was as competitive as ever. On Tuesday, the votes were tallied up and the Best of Show winners were announced.

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Z-Man Pop ShadZ

Glenn Young of Z-Man Lures introduces the new Pop ShadZ, a versatile soft plastic topwater bait. Made possible due to its natural buoyancy, 10X Tough ElaZtech construction, the new Pop ShadZ is a first-of-its-kind soft plastic topwater bait.

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ICAST 2014: New Fly Fishing Products

With the sport of fly fishing progressing so rapidly, the products are getting better and better. Reels are getting lighter, rods are getting stronger and the technology going into them is bar none, the best.

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Penn Battle II Spinning Reel

Mike Rice, Penn brand manager, introduces the new Penn Battle II at ICAST 2014. The predeccessor is the Battle, the Battle II has enhanced corrosion protection due to the use of five sealed bearings and one anti-reverse bearing.

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Evinrude G2

Evinrude, a division of Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) now has an outboard that mimics the chiseled look of the “Terminator” with the same “I’ll be back attitude.” The all new G2 ETec is slated to be a game changer in the outboard industry.

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DeLorme Announces inReach Explorer, Satellite Communicator with Built-In Navigation

inReach Explorer Integrates Route Planning, Waypoints and Navigation with Global Two-Way Text Messaging, GPS Tracking and SOS Alerting – All in One Rugged Handheld Device.

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SOG Fillet Knives

SOG has produced its first fishing specific knife, designed to make fish cleaning or bait cutting a breeze. The fixed blade – made of 8CR13MOV stainless steel – is anchored to a glass reinforced nylon handle. The knife comes in either a 6-inch or 7.5-inch blade.

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Tidal Roots SUP’s

As paddleboarding grows and proves to the world that it is here to stay, Tidal Roots builds boards a little bit differently. For one, Tidal Roots constructs their boards out of wood with a hollow core which gives the user a unique aesthetic experience while not sacrificing functionality.

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Wireless Kill Switch

It’s a captain’s worst nightmare, falling overboard and watching helplessly as the boat continues under power. Even if you haven’t seen it yourself, we’ve all at least heard stories of boats slowly circling or running dead ahead at high speed, but with no operator at the helm.

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Touch Screen Tango

Let your fingers do the walking on new network multifunction systems. Let’s take a look at four moderately priced touch screen capable units with chartplotter and sounder functionality.

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Hobie Plus Power-Pole Micro Anchor

It is like a fishing reel with automatic drag adjustment…a Hobie® Pro Angler with a Power-Pole Micro® Anchor. The result is simple.

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Update for Excellence

Almost every piece of marine electronics you’ll find on your boat these days, whether it’s a VHF radio, fishfinder, chartplotter or autopilot has some sort of internal computer system or chip built-in that supplies the “brains.”

Top-end personal flotation devices like Mustang's Automatic Deluxe Inflatable Collar are available at outdoor retailers such as West Marine.

Inflatable Life Jacket Myths

Personal flotation devices automatically or manually inflate with the tug of a pull cord. There are still quite a few misperceptions about how these life saving devices work.

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Treestand Fall Rescue Systems

If you slip from your treestand, a properly fitted and secured safety harness should prevent you from falling to the ground. But now you’re in something of a fix. Will you be able to rescue yourself from potentially life-threatening suspension trauma?