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Rods & Reels

News & Notes from ICAST 2024

Orlando plays host to the annual fishing trade show. Here's a look at what's happening.

Lynn Burkhead

What's New at ICAST 2024?

Here's a look at some of the hot new fishing gear being unveiled at the Orlando show.

Florida Sportsman

New Quantum Saltwater Gear: Florida-Tested to the Max 

Quantum re-enters the saltwater market with high-performance reels and rods ideal for all

Jeff Weakley

Flyrod Combos to Get You Ready to Roll

Fly combos offer an affordable entry into the sport. Here's a look at four setups.

Chris O'Byrne

Downsized Rod, Upsized Offshore Fishing Fun?

Mini rods are making the rounds. A guide in Islamorada is making some interesting arguments.

David A. Brown

New Gear: Daiwa Seapower 1200 Power-Assist Reel

The new Seapower 1200 from Daiwa features a host of innovations that set the standard for

Florida Sportsman Staff

Baits & Tackle

News & Notes from ICAST 2024

Orlando plays host to the annual fishing trade show. Here's a look at what's happening.

Lynn Burkhead

What's New at ICAST 2024?

Here's a look at some of the hot new fishing gear being unveiled at the Orlando show.

Florida Sportsman

Schminnow Days in June Honors Late Florida Fly Angler

Sanibel Island's Norm Zeigler is gone, but his legacy lives on through famous fly pattern and

Lynn Burkhead

Shrimp-itation Game: How to Fish One of the Most Versatile Lures Around

Artificial shrimp lures pretty much cover the gamut of coastal fishing needs in Florida.

Steve Wayne

Better than Knots: Expert Tips on Paperclip-Style Snaps

Improve your inshore efficiency with these small, bent pieces of metal.

Steve Dougherty

10 Best Snook Lures Right Now: Catch More Snook with These Artificial Baits

A comprehensive list of the top snook lures and how to use them to catch more, bigger snook

Brenton Roberts

Accessories

Plug in for Illumination Solutions: Rechargeable Lighting Systems

Rechargeable headlamps, area lights and spotlights by Streamlight are perfect for the Florida

Jeff Weakley

Florida Sportsman Father's Day Gift Guide 2024

Get Dad something he really wants this Father's Day.

Florida Sportsman Editors

Modern Carbon-Fiber Outriggers Reach New Heights

Offshore: Is there a better way to build an outrigger?

Steve Dougherty

Great Gifts for Outdoors-Loving Florida Moms

For Moms who enjoy all of the outdoors options that Florida has to offer, here's our Mother's

Lynn Burkhead

New for Anglers: Island Optics Mako XL Sunglasses

Specially designed for larger faces, these shades offer top-tier vision and fit.

Florida Sportsman

Apparel

Florida Sportsman's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

From technical to timeless, we've compiled a list of thoughtful outdoorsy gift ideas for the

Florida Sportsman Editors

Tactical Tackle: The Unexpected Combo We Never Knew We Needed

Rothco merges form, function & aesthetics with its line of tactical tackle bags

Shelby Busenbark & Steve Dougherty

ICAST 2023 Highlights: Big Names, Big News and... Toby Keith?

Our editors were in for a treat this year, with ground-breaking innovations, exciting new

Shelby Busenbark

ICAST 2023 Editor's Choice: Best New Gear & Innovations

Our editors were in for a treat this year, with ground-breaking innovations, exciting new

Shelby Busenbark

Americana Summer 90s-Inspired Retro Collection from Academy Sports + Outdoors

Step back in time with throwback prints designed to evoke memories of summer in the 1990s

Academy Sports + Outdoors Press Release

Hunting

Streamlight Waypoint 400: Impressively Powerful Spotlight [Up to 1400 Lumens!]

If you're looking for a super bright spotlight that is rechargeable, look no further than the

Florida Sportsman Staff

Late vs. Early Season Decoys for Duck Hunting

Be ready to change up your decoys as the season progresses

Ian Nance

Florida Sportsman's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

From technical to timeless, we've compiled a list of thoughtful outdoorsy gift ideas for the

Florida Sportsman Editors

Florida Sportsman Father's Day Gift Guide 2023

Get dad what he really wants this Father's Day

Florida Sportsman Editors

2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Fishermen, Hunters & Outdoor Lovers

From technical to fun, we're sure to have something picked out in your budget for anyone that

Shelby Busenbark

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