2006 ICAST Innovations Coverage
ICAST Coverage (Innovations) - Everything from clever new storage to
transforming watercrafts (continued)
This year Albackore released a number of new mobile solutions for anglers that
require storage on the go. These included the new Surf N Creel and the Albackore
Waist Pack. Both these bags fit in with the rest of the Albackore
solutions...and were cleanly designed and built with premium materials.
Jeff shows us the new Surf 'N
Surf 'N Creel: The Surf 'N Creel bag
is the perfect bag for anglers that wade when they fish. Because the bag is worn
over the shoulder it is ideal for both stream and surf fishing. There is an
adjustable waist belt that holds the bag in place in front or behind the angler,
so it doesn't swing about when casting or fighting fish.
The same clean design
Inside the bag is an insulated cooler/creel that
can keep your catch cool, or preserve your lunch. It is cleverly angled so that
when loaded up it doesn't bulge out and affect the shape of the bag.
The cooler/creel can be pulled out
and the bag can hold utility boxes
This inner bag can be removed for easy cleaning, and if you leave the insulated
pouch out you can use the main compartment to hold two large utility boxes.
Other features include see through mesh pockets, tool holders, and a drink
Attach the Micro bag to the waist
pack for more storage
Albackore Waist Pack: Want even more
mobility? The Albackore Waist pack is designed for stream and surf fishing as
well, and is perfect for walking along a stream bank or casting into the surf.
The even smaller "Micro Bag" can even be attached for more modular storage.
Fully loaded the bag felt
comfortable and easy to walk in
The waist pack features a comfortable easy to
adjust strap and features hidden side pockets, front mesh pockets. a high
capacity main compartment, and multi-purpose D-rings for your tools. This bag is
a perfect solution for backcountry anglers, and wont get in the way as you hike
to your secret fishing locales.
The Tackle Binder can hold
terminal tackle and plastics
Albackore Tackle Binder: Get
organized with Albackore's unique tackle binder. From a quick glance this tackle
binder might look like any other solution, but it does features some clever
engineering. The system makes use of a zip-tie binding system which is 100%
corrosion resistant. This makes it safe to organize hook and swivel packs,
pre-rigged leaders, beads, or anything else that you might require on the water.
The binder uses replaceable zip
ties so that it is 100% corrosion resistant
Leave it to Jeff to make sure that the system is
easy to carry. Zip the binder shut and there is a handle in which to carry the
binder separately, or simply insert it into one of the adjustable trays in the
flagship Albackore 5 backpack.
Simply insert the binder into the
flagship Albackore bag
We love how all of Albackore's many solutions all
match in both look and feel, and can be integrated into one easy to use system.
While the original Albackore bags were already quite a bit more mobile that
competing solutions, the new Surf 'N Creel and Waist Pack usher in a new level
of mobility for fans of Albackore's quality tackle management solutions.
Albackore has a ever growing
lineup of tackle management solutions
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