Weird And Wonderful Stuff From The 2007 ICAST Show

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These Longshank buzzbaits and spinnerbaits have (as the name implies), longer shank hooks, to cut down on short strikes, and improve the hookup ratio on bass. thelongshank.com Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ah … a completely utilitarian fishing tool. The Brewskey trails the bottle opener right from your hat, where you won’t forget it. That’s keeping your priorities top-of-mind. Hattail.com Field & Stream Online Editors
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Worm-Glo … Mmmm … makes us want to eat them. Sprinkle this stuff on worms and they turn chartreuse and glow like the night shift at Chernobyl. Legend-labs.com Field & Stream Online Editors
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How big is this lure? Strike Pro’s model is, truthfully, about the size of a large (18-inch-ish) trout. strikepro.com Field & Stream Online Editors
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Do-It jig molds and paints allow you the versatility to create your own jig colors … and play with fire and chemicals at the same time. Excellent. do-itmolds.com Field & Stream Online Editors
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Finally, someone has figured out how to imitate a time-proven fish favorite -” mermaids. Luscious Lures put this classic pin-up mermaid art on lures. Okay, the arty lures are mostly for lookin’ at, but we imagine they’d catch fish also. Lusciouslure.com Field & Stream Online Editors
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Here’s a cool concept from Sebile -” a liquid (mineral oil) filled “Stick Shadd” incorporating droplets of blood-colored oils. Like the company’s successful scale shedding look-alikes, the impression created is a wounded baitfish -” a predator’s favorite meal deal. Sebileusa.com Field & Stream Online Editors
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News flash: Age-old issue of disgorging hooks from deep inside fish finally solved by German guys in hit man attire. Actually, the Larchy hook remover works like a charm, otherwise we would not have written about it (but we’d have still featured those neckties). Larchy.us Field & Stream Online Editors
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The best “tricky advertising slogan” award goes to Rapala, for “Take a Fish Boating.” Field & Stream Online Editors
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“I put the bling on a string and I know how good my knot is.” So says Mac McBurney of MacDaddy’s Fishing Lures, makers of this $1million gold, platinum, diamond, and ruby creation. Yes, they fish this thing, and apparently, they caught a marlin on it, though supposedly the fish rubbed off a couple diamonds. Bluewater fishing is pricey, but this is downright nuts. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Here are a couple diamonds of in the rough …. Flats masters Jose Wejebe and Rick Murphy. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Photographer Romano snapped this shot of editor Deeter in the tuna’s mouth. Apparently, it’s easy to be “consumed” by everything going on at ICAST. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Here is one of our favorite product/technology slam-dunks. Shimano scores again with improvements to its Stradic and Stradic MG series. Retailing between $159 and $199, they’re smooth … really smooth. Shimano.com Field & Stream Online Editors
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Okay … we had to show a few booth babes. We had another shot in mind, but Romano was reprimanded by a convention center staffer for chasing the bikini-clad model through the exhibit hall. Apparently, her outfit wasn’t up to “code.” Field & Stream Online Editors