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#12824565 - 07/11/18 03:34 PM Re: ICAST ? [Re: Sinkey]
RedSkeeter Online   content

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Registered: 04/12/05
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Originally Posted By: Sinkey
Originally Posted By: RiveraTackleCo.


Why are they outside and not inside?


Originally Posted By: Z521C Cranker
Icast is not open to the public. Only media, dealers, buyers, and manufactures representatives


Outside, they can sell to Joe Blow, inside, not so much if what Brady says is correct..
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#12824591 - 07/11/18 03:56 PM Re: ICAST ? [Re: reelfast]
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Yesterday was the "unofficial" opening day. The show officially started today. The show itself is not open to the public. Here are the show rules:

https://www.icastfishing.org/attendees/show-rules/

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#12824759 - 07/11/18 05:14 PM Re: ICAST ? [Re: reelfast]
Sinkey Online   content
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Makes sense then.
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#12824843 - 07/11/18 06:19 PM Re: ICAST ? [Re: reelfast]
Mark Perry Online   content


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Reports are that the crowd showing up yesterday for them was due to miscommunication but ICAST officials allowed those that showed aces to that booth. They stressed it's not open to public but made this exception.

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#12825073 - 07/11/18 09:30 PM Re: ICAST ? [Re: reelfast]
Mark Perry Online   content


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Loc: Highway 1
Saw where Dave Mercer switched to Abu Garcia/Pure Fishing

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#12825124 - 07/11/18 10:07 PM Re: ICAST ? [Re: Mark Perry]
RedSkeeter Online   content

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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
Saw where Dave Mercer switched to Abu Garcia/Pure Fishing

If he's leaving Shimano, that is a huge mistake imo.... Money talks, mans gotta eat..
I've fished almost every reel made in the last 45+ years, nothing beats shimano day in day out.. Unbeatable... Buy one, you got it for life, they repair easily, if ever.
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#12825129 - 07/11/18 10:11 PM Re: ICAST ? [Re: reelfast]
kcb Offline
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Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 1070
Loc: Carrollton, TX
Did you see Garcia's new reel? Should be the Revo Rocket Launcher. Has a 10:1 retrieve &#128514;

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#12825185 - 07/11/18 11:14 PM Re: ICAST ? [Re: RedSkeeter]
Monty Wright Online   content
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Loc: Montgomery, TX
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
Saw where Dave Mercer switched to Abu Garcia/Pure Fishing

If he's leaving Shimano, that is a huge mistake imo.... Money talks, mans gotta eat..
I've fished almost every reel made in the last 45+ years, nothing beats shimano day in day out.. Unbeatable... Buy one, you got it for life, they repair easily, if ever.


Listening to a podcast, Shimano had a change in direction for their marketing department and that left Mercer/Zona out. Zona quickly joined the Daiwa team and it seems that Mercer has now landed at Abu Garcia
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#12825218 - 07/12/18 02:25 AM Re: ICAST ? [Re: reelfast]
cephusjoe Offline
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I wouldn’t want to attend an I cast
Unless you have product to sell. it’s a promotional thing for for manufacturers. The good stuff will be for sale soon.
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#12825219 - 07/12/18 02:29 AM Re: ICAST ? [Re: reelfast]
cephusjoe Offline
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Example.
The Googans
Selling Googan baits


Edited by cephusjoe (07/12/18 02:29 AM)
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#12825307 - 07/12/18 07:24 AM Re: ICAST ? [Re: RedSkeeter]
Fishinfellow Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 3245
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
Saw where Dave Mercer switched to Abu Garcia/Pure Fishing

If he's leaving Shimano, that is a huge mistake imo.... Money talks, mans gotta eat..
I've fished almost every reel made in the last 45+ years, nothing beats shimano day in day out.. Unbeatable... Buy one, you got it for life, they repair easily, if ever.


Although I agree with you 100% about the quality of Shimano Reels (it's all I fish) Most of those big time sponsor guys only use a bulk of their equipment for 1 season (boat,motors,rods,reels) Then hock it and buy all new stuff. So I don't think longevity is really their concern...lol
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