2006 ICAST Innovations Coverage
ICAST Coverage (Innovations) - Everything from clever new storage to
transforming watercrafts (continued)
Live Eyewear, the makers of Cocoons, the sunglasses that fit over your
prescription glasses, have introduced the Vistana. The Vistana is what I would
call the next-generation Cocoons sunglasses. This new pair of polarized
sunglasses is much more stylish and has features that greatly increase your
Kristin Young and Jim Beckman of
Live Eyewear makes use of
proprietary Dynamic Base Lens Technology (DBT) which is applied to the Polare
lens system to provide maximum peripheral vision, and at the same time protect
anglers’ eyes from all angles without having independent side shields.
The Vistana ups the style factor
for Cocoons as well as the ease of use
In additional the Vistana
features polarized UV400 lenses that are also scratch resistant, Flex2Fit
temples, case and lens cloth, and Live Eyewear’s lifetime warranty.
Maximum peripheral vision, none of
those side shield windows
sunglasses are available now and have a MSRP of $49.95.
Also on hand were tournament pros Mike Iaconelli and Ish Monroe, both of which
sported the newest Cocoons sunglasses.
Pros Mike Iaconelli and Ish Monroe
highlight the latest Cocoons
Net ‘N’ Buddy:
Each year at ICAST we always see something new and innovative. This time we ran
into B&P Innovations, makers of Net ‘N’ Buddy, a simple yet handy product that
makes netting fish much easier. The Net ‘N’ Buddy comes in two parts, one side
is attached to handle and the other at the tip of the mesh. To connect the two
simply put the two pieces together and it’ll hold securely via magnets. Now that
it’s in place you can go about netting a fish without having the mesh of the net
drag in the water.
Close up of the innovative Net 'N'
Previously when I net a
salmon with my large Lininger salmon net I would use one hand to hold the net up
against the handle, then release it as I scooped down. With the Net ‘N’ Buddy
this step should be eliminated, and I can have both hands on the handle at all
times and controlling the net as it is time to bring the fish onboard.
The Net 'N' Buddy holds netting in
place until the fish is landed
Not just for saltwater
fishing, when fly fishing one hand is always on the rod controlling the fish
while the other on the net. Many times if your net is being dragged by the river
current it can make netting more difficult. The Net ‘N’ Buddy should address
this problem for anglers.
Robert Piatt shows off the Net 'N'
The Net ‘N’ Buddy comes in
three different magnetic strengths so all anglers can apply the tool to their
big or small nets; 1X, 2X, and 3X. Retail price will be $9.99.
Section: Sea Eagle and Scotty