New 2017 ICAST fishing rods


New angling, conventional and fly fishing rods for saltwater anglers were showcased at the ICAST 2017 international show in Orlando. (Keep in mind that not all fishing companies introduce new saltwater fishing rods every year.) Below are nine different options from the top fishing rod manufacturers. Some are already available; others will be available later this year or early next year.

The ICAST floor

ICAST 2017
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For four days in July, the Orange County Convention Center is packed with members of the media, exhibitors and fishing personalities. The American Trade Show is the perfect place to display the latest fishing tackle or find out more.

Fenwick Elite Tech Inshore

Fenwick Elite Tech Inshore Saltwater Fishing Rods New 2017 2018
Fenwick Elite Tech Inshore
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Main characteristics

  • High modulus blank
  • Kigan Tangle Free Stainless Steel Rings with Zirconia Inserts
  • Full grip AAA cork grip with heavy duty TAC combat stock
  • Limited lifetime warranty

MSRP: $ 149.95 – $ 199.95

Fenwick HMG

Fenwick HMG Saltwater Fishing Rods New 2017 2018
Fenwick HMG
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Main characteristics

  • Handles made entirely of premium cork
  • Soft-touch Sea-Guide reel seat with positive locking design provides a secure platform for all types of reels
  • Carbon Bound blanks are spirally wound with carbon wire
  • Fuji Guides with Alconite Deep Pressed Stainless Steel Inserts
  • Limited lifetime warranty

MSRP: $ 99.95 – $ 119.95

G. Loomis Conquest

G. Loomis Conquest Casting Saltwater Fishing Rods New 2017 2018
G. Loomis Conquest
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Main characteristics

  • Eight spinning rods with fast-acting cones, four fast-acting spinning rods
  • Manufacturing of Shimano Spiral X and Hi-Power X blanks
  • Spinning rods use Shimano’s exclusive CI4 reel seats
  • Ten percent lighter than G. Loomis NRX rods

MSRP: $ 650 to $ 675

LLBean Streamlight Ultra II Fly Rod

LLBean Streamlight Ultra II Saltwater Fly Fishing Rods New 2017 2018
LLBean Streamlight Ultra II Fly Rod
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Main characteristics

  • M3 resins combined with 30t carbon fiber provide a lighter and stronger blank
  • All models are in 4 pieces
  • Flor quality cork handles, solid wells for salt water
  • Available 4 to 9 weights

MSRP: $ 149 – $ 199

Okuma Cortez Sabiki Rod

Okuma Cortez sabiki saltwater fishing rods new 2017 2018
Okuma cortez
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Main characteristics

  • Spinning and Casting Models, both 7ft, 3inch
  • Rated between 15-30 pounds, medium action
  • Two pieces

MSRP: $ 59.99

Rods Okuma PCH Custom Series

Okuma PCH Custom Series Saltwater Fishing Rods New 2017 2018
Rods Okuma PCH Custom Series
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Main characteristics

  • Unidirectional fiber reinforcement technology
  • Fuji K guides with Alconite inserts on the Medium, Medium Heavy and Heavy models
  • ALPS HXH rings with Zirconium inserts on Extra Heavy models
  • All models are equipped with ALPS CAH reel seat
  • The 7ft and 7ft 6in models feature tapered TPE front and rear handles; 8 foot models feature a tapered retractable tube

MSRP: $ 199.99

PENN International VI

PENN International VI Saltwater Fishing Rods New 2017 2018
PENN International VI
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Main characteristics

  • Ideal combination with the new PENN International VI reel
  • Lightweight fiberglass blanks with updated actions
  • Updated Fuji turbo guides and Aftco roller guides (pictured)
  • All rods have Aftco Wind-on Roller guides except 20-30 pound rods (pictured)
  • Machined Stuart butts and real seats
  • Cosmetics that match both gold and silver coils
  • Made in the USA with imported and domestic components
  • 13 models – 5 curved butts and 8 upright upright butts

MSRP: $ 279.95 – $ 799.95

Shimano OCEA plugger

Shimano OCEA Plugger Saltwater Fishing Rods New 2017 2018
Shimano OCEA plugger
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Main characteristics

  • Available in three lengths and resistances – 8’2 ″ Medium Wattage and 8’3 ″ and 8’8 ″ Heavy Duty models
  • Incorporates Shimano’s Spiral X and Hi-Power X blank construction technology
  • For use with Shimano Orca pencil baits and pelagic poppers
  • All models in two parts, rods feature Fuji SiC K rings without tangle

MSRP: $ 599.99

Wright & McGill Flat Blue Saltwater Coastal

New Wright & McGill Flat Blue Saltwater inshore fishing rods 2017 2018
Wright & McGill Flat Blue Saltwater Coastal
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Main characteristics

  • Patented double trigger reel seat
  • S-Curve technology for a sensitive construction
  • Oversized combat buttocks
  • New cork handles
  • Also available in a flat pink color

Price: $ 99.99 (from Tackle Direct)

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