I think it would be really cool to attend an iCast and be able to engage with the products and possibly hear some rumors of what might be actually coming to the 2020 Japanese Fishing Expo's.
In terms of actual items that would interest the enthusiest level angler/collector/spectator...it seems to end up bieng a dud fest.
The last couple of years of iCast threads on TT seem to stop on a dime of dissapointment. What ends actually exposed at iCast turns out to be all foam and no beer.
Looking through the last couple of years of award winning gems:
1. The Flounder Sampler Pack by Eagle Claw
2. A 5 gallon bucket (Yeti)
3. The 13 Fishing Fate Black rod (that is actually green)
1. Fish Sandles (look like a LMB)
2. A Cooler that has wheels (Yeti)
3. Freddy the Frog and Neko Nail Skirt (tie)
I think the biggest hit at the show this year will be the 19 Stradic. A reel beloved in the US with an in-kind introduction at iCast.
You can see a full pre-release expose here..
https://www.shimanofish.com.au/content/ ... ic-fl.html
There have been no major manufacture teasers, no leaks, no beer. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised..