Great New Rods shown at ICAST 2017

by • August 1, 2017 • Product Reviews, Rods and Reels ReviewsComments (0)1401

New Rods at ICAST 2017 gave us a large selection to choose from this year with truly great products coming out this fall. Here we will give you some of the highlights.

The single most important part of a fishing outfit is hands down the rod. It does all the casting and fighting of the fish. In my opinion this is the one area you do not cut corners on. You can cut corners elsewhere and get by with proper techniques but not with the rod. With this in mind we are going to cover the new rods for ICAST 2017 from companies that embody this philosophy. All of these company’s have a full price range of rods that can match your needs so be sure to check out their individual sites via the links provided. We will be demoing some of the listings as they become available and get full reviews in the future.


St. Croix Legend X Series Rods for 2018

  • Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology.
  • Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™).
  • Taper Enhancement Technology (TET) blank design provides curved patterns for improved action with increased sensitivity.
  • Super high-modulus SCVI graphite with FRS in lower section for maximum power and strength with reduced weight.
  • 16 models
  • Fuji® Torzite® tangle-free guides with titanium frames for unrivaled, 100% corrosion-proof performance.
  • 15-year transferable warranty
  • MSRP $390-$420


GLoomis/Shimano Conquest Rod

  • First ever co-production rod
  • Spiral-X Technology prevents rod twist under load
  • Increased casting distance and accuracy
  • 8 casting models and 4 spinning models
  • Torzite Fuji Guides
  • 10% lighter
  • MSRP: $650-$675


Castaway Titania and Invicta II Rods

Titania Air

  • Titanium Guides
  • Ultra High Density Graphite Blanks with layered micro nanotubes
  • CFX Carbon Weave handle
  • Weight 2.8 oz
  • MSRP: $389.99


Invicta II

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  • 40 Ton Carbon Fiber Blanks
  • Custom Non-slip Winn Mid-Grips
  • Low resin content with high modulus nano blend blank
  • SeaGuide SS316 guides with blue anodized aluminum inserts
  • Color shifting finish that goes from emerald green to shades blue
  • 8 freshwater models and 8 saltwater models
  • MSRP: $279-$289


Berkeley Lightning Rods

  • 24 Ton Multi Modulus carbon composite blank construction
  • Blank designed for light line and Dough Baits (Trout models only)
  • Stainless Steel guides with Aluminum Oxide inserts
  • Double up-locking reel seat
  • Rubberized cork wrapped full handles
  • Rubber shrink wrapped extended handles (Trolling models only)
  • MSRP:   $39.99 – $49.99


Fenwick HMG Rods

  • Premium grade full cork grips
  • Sea-Guide® soft touch reel seat with positive lock design
  • provides a secure platform for all types of reels
  • Carbon Bound™ blanks are spiral wrapped with carbon thread
  • Fuji® Guides with stainless steel deep pressed Alconite inserts
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • MSRP $99.95 – $119.95


Okuma PCH Custom Series

  • All models also feature ALPS CAH reel seats
  • The backbone to the PCH Custom Rods Unidirectional Fiber Reinforcement technology
  • Unidirectional fiber over 24-ton carbon
  • Fuji K-guides with Alconite inserts
  • MSRP starting at $199.99


Kast King Perigee II

  • two-piece rods come with two tip-ends in casting and spinning rod models
  • choice of two rod tips — Medium with Medium Heavy or Medium with Medium Light power
  •  Toray 24-ton carbon matrix KastFlex technology blanks for power
  • The tip ends on the KastKing Perigee II Twin Tips and handles have a lifetime warranty
  • MSRP of $99.98


Cashion Kayak Bass Rods

new rods

  • uni-directional manufacturing process
  • Fuji Reel Seat, and Fuji Microguides
  • Cashion’s carbon fiber split grip handles
  • MSRP from $119-$199
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