Being the fortunate Neanderthal I am, at ICAST 2013 I was able to see many of the new products the fishing industry has in store for us anglers in the near future. The “ICAST Eye Catcher” series features many of the most innovative and interesting of those new offerings. So, for those of you who couldn’t attend, enjoy!
If you are on the water for long periods of time, you definitely come to appreciate the lighter roads and reels available to today’s angler. For 2014, Denali Rods has taken the minimalist concept to new heights with their brand new Kovert rod series. Denali merges the latest technologies, such as micro-guides, skeleton reel seats, and lightweight EVA handles, with their tradition of high-quality ultra-sensitive performance blanks to create a line of rods that will keep you on the water longer while also helping you land more fish. While the casting line features the above mentioned micro-guides, the spinning Koverts feature a combination of three traditional progressive-size guides mixed with micro-guides on the rest of the rod. Best of all, you get all of these top-of-the-line features without having to take out a loan! Anticipate eight technique-specific versions of these rods in stores by the end of the year. MSRP $129-$149