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Simms wins five IFTD awards at last ICAST co-location

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Bozeman, Montana-based Simms Fishing Products capped the final IFTD in co-location with ICAST by winning five categories in the Best New Product Awards.
↑ RIO Products took three prizes in the IFTD Best New Product Awards today.
↑ Members of the Fishpond team relax following their success in the Best New Product Awards.

Big winner at the final IFTD Best New Products Awards to be held in conjunction with ICAST was Simms Fishing Products.

The Bozeman, Montana, manufacturer took five awards in all to eclipse the likes of other multiple winners, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Patagonia and RIO Products.

The full list of winners includes:

  • Accessories under $100: Fishpond – Westbank Wader Belt;
  • Accessories over $100: Riversmith – River Quiver;
  • Gift item under $100: DeYoung Studio – Wine Glass and Coaster Set;
  • Youth Product – Gear/Apparel: Simms Fishing Products – Kid’s Tributuary Wader;
  • Entertainment/Education: Angler’s Book Supply – Down by the River;
  • Fly Box/Storage System – Gear: Tacky Fly Fishing – Flydrophobic SD Fly Box;
  • Fly Hooks – Gear: Umpqua Feather Merchants – Specialty S415 Bn5Hooks;
  • Fly Tying Vices and Tying Tools – Gear: Umpqua Feather Merchants – TMC Ceramic Bobbin Fine;
  • Fly Tying Materials – Gear: Cascade Crest Tools – Mangums ‘Mini’ Dragon Tai;
  • Eco-Friendly – Gear: Fishpond – Thunderhead Chest Pack;
  • Luggage (Bags, Backpacks) – Gear: Fishpond – Thunderhead Roll Top;
  • Chest Pack/Vest – Gear: Fishpond – Switchpack Belt System;
  • Boat/Personal Watercraft – Gear: East Cape Skiffs – SKANU;
  • Fly Line – Freshwater: RIO Products – InTouch Big Nasty 40;
  • Fly Line – Saltwater: RIO Products – DirectCore Bonefish Line;
  • Leader/Tippet – Gear: RIO Products – Trout Leader Selection;
  • Fly Pattern – Freshwater: Fulling Mill – Mousey McMouseface;
  • Fly Pattern – Saltwater: Umpqua Feather Merchants – Alphlexo Crab Gerbec’s;
  • Fly Rod – Freshwater: R.L. Winston Rod Company/Bauer – Winston PURE;
  • Fly Rod – Saltwater: Thomas & Thomas: – Zone 9′  9wt, 4pc;
  • Fly Rod – Two-handed Spey: Temple Fork Outfitters – Axiom II Switch;
  • Reel – Freshwater: Abel Reels – Abel TR;
  • Reel – Saltwater: Ross Reels – Ross Evolution LTX;
  • Men’s Waders: Simms Fishing Products – G3 Guide Wader River Cam;
  • Men’s Outerwear: Howler Brothers – Aguacero Rain Jacket;
  • Men’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products – TriComp Cool;
  • Men’s Wading Boots: Simms Fishing Products – Flyweight Boot;
  • Women’s Waders: Simms Fishing Products – Women’s Freestone Wader;
  • Women’s Outerwear: Patagonia – Women’s Minimalist Jacket;
  • Women’s General Apparel: Patagonia – Women’s Tropic Comfort Tropic Hoody;
  • Men’s Wading Boots: Patagonia – Foot Tractor.
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