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International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades

by Terri Keitel

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One Fish, Two Fish…Fishing fun at the ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) in Las Vegas in July 2013. The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, ICAST teamed up with IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) and is produced by the ASA (American Sportfishing Assn.), the sportfishing industry’s trade association. The ASA looks out for the interests of the entire sportfishing community. The show is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel and is the cornerstone of the sportfishing  industry helping to drive sportfishing companies’ product sales year round. According to the website, 9,500 representatives from the global fishing industry converged to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the show.

There was a new product showcase and many booths set up by well-known brands.

Shimano Booth 

Costa Booth 

Here’s the Fly Fishing pond where folks were testing their skills at fly fishing. This was fun to watch, such a smooth and quiet process.

Fly Fishing Pond 

Co-Worker Sheila Kearney and I got to meet several pro fishermen in attendance at the show. Here we are with Brent Chapman!

Brent Chapman, Sheila and Terri 

We met many reps from companies all over and hope to partner with them in some way with our magazines. It’s a perfect fit and I’m sure our readers who fish and hunt and love the outdoors would agree!

To learn more go to or to join or learn more about ASA see and

See you down the road