New gear revealed at ICAST

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THE International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, kicked-off in the US this week. The tackle show – held in Orlando, Florida – provides Aussies a sneak peek at some of the latest fishing gear from global brands before our own, albeit smaller, tackle show – AFTA.

Earlier this week, PENN revealed it's all-new, flagship spinning reel: the Authority. The heavy duty, sealed, saltwater-specific reel will be available in a small 2500-size through to a massive 10500-size with an RRP starting from $680. Check out the video below. For more information: www.pennfishing.com.au

Meanwhile, Shimano released a range of new tackle destined for the Aussie market, too. In a global release, Shimano Australia revealed its Miravel spinning reel, its most affordable CI4+ material spinning reel range yet. For more information: www.shimanofish.com.au

Also noteworthy, Shimano revealed an innovative swimbait that folds back on itself when casting, allowing it to cut through the air better, drastically increasing casting distance – alleviating the bugbear of big baits.

Another new reel released ahead of AFTA: Daiwa's Free Swimmer BR. Designed in collaboration between Daiwa USA, Daiwa Australia, Daiwa New Zealand and Japanese engineers, Free Swimmer BR represents the brand's return to the foray of "Bite'N'Run" reels. For more information: www.daiwafishing.com.au

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up to date with the latest global releases from ICAST. 

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