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Simms enjoys IFTD awards night to remember

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Best of Show winner at the IFTD Best of Show Awards, Scott Fly Rods.
↑ RIO Products picked up both the fly line categories at the IFTD Best of Show Awards.
↑ Simms Fishing Products enjoyed a successful night, including winning the Best Luggage category.

Simms Fishing Products collected almost a quarter of the awards on offer at today’s IFTD Best of Show Awards in Orlando, Florida, including the wading boots and men’s waders categories.

The Bozeman, Montana, company picked up a whopping six awards, narrowly pipping Far Bank Enterprises, whose brands – RIO, Redington and Sage – were named winners in five of the product categories.

But both of the big-hitting US companies were denied the most coveted award by Scott Fly Rods, whose Meridian saltwater model was voted best overall product at the world’s most prestigious fly-fishing trade show.

Nautilus was also celebrating after taking first place in both the fresh and saltwater reel sections, two of the most coveted categories. Luggage manufacturer Fishpond also captured a brace of awards.

Men’s Waders

  • Simms: G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders

 Women’s Waders

  • Redington: River Willow Waders


  • Fishpond: Summmer Sling

 Men’s Outerwear

  • Simms: Vapor Elite Jacket

Women’s Outerwear

  • Simms: Hyalite Jacket

 Fly pattern (freshwater)

  • Broyhill’s Jacknife

 Fly pattern (saltwater)

  • Umpqua: Lexos Pop Up Crab


  • Hatch Outdoors: The hatch Nipper

 Men’s General Apparel

  • Sage: The Guide Shirt

 Women’s General Apparel

  • Simms: The Pro Reina Shirt


  • Anglers Book Supply: Tributaries: The Series


  • Yellow Dog Fly Fishing: Fly Fishing Belize

 Youth Fishing Products

  • Umpqua: Rock Creek ZS Chest Pack

 Eco Friendly Product

  • Fishpond: Thunderhead Sling

 Fly Rod (freshwater)

  • Sage: MOD

 Fly Rod (saltwater)

  • Scott Fly Rods: Meridian

 Reel (freshwater)

  • Nautilus: The X46

 Reel (saltwater)

  • Nautilus: X79

 Personal Boat/Watercraft

  • Estrada Art: Estrada Signature L2 Fish

 Fly lines (freshwater)

  • RIO: The Light Line

 Fly Lines (saltwater)

  • RIO: In-Touch Striper Line

 Fly Box/Storage System

  • Tacky Fly Fishing: Big Bug Box

 Fly Tying Materials/Equipment

  • Peak Fishing: Large Iron Retention System

 Gift Item

  • DeYoung: Studio Pilsner Glass


  • Simms: Bounty Hunter 100 Roller Bag

 Wading Boots

  • Simms: Intruder Boot

 Best in Show

  • Scott Fly Rods: The Meridian


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