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Simms leads the way at IFTD

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Jerry Siem of Simms Fishing Products with two of the seven awards won by the company at the IFTD Best New Product Awards.
↑ John Le Coq, joint founder of Fishpond, was a winner in the best Eco Friendly Award.

Fly fishing stalwarts, Simms Fishing Products were the toast of the IFTD today – winning seven accolades in the Best New Products awards.
The Bozeman, Montana, company led the way at a vibrant show in Orlando, Florida.
The full list of winners were::

  • Mens’ Waders – Simms, Freestone 2Z
  • Womens’ Waders – Simms, Women’s Freestone
  • Eyewear – Flex Spex, Flex Spex
  • Chest pack/vest – Fishpond, Delta Sling
  • Mens’ Outerwear – Simms, G4 Pro Jacket
  • Women’s Outerwear – Simms, Women’s Guide Jacket
  • Youth Product – Vedavoo, Little Bugger
  • Eco-Friendly Product – Fishpond, Roll Top Backpack
  • Fly Rod Freshwater – Sage, Accel 590-4
  • Fly Rod Saltwater – Sage, Salt 890-4
  • Fly Reel Saltwater – Nautilus, Silver King Black
  • Fly Reel Freshwater – Nautilus Silver King Silver
  • Boat/Personal Watercraft – Outcast Sporting, OSG Approach
  • Fly Line Freshwater – Scientific Anglers, SharkWave Siege
  • Fly Line Saltwater – RIO, Permit FlyLine
  • Fly Box/Storage System – Tacky Fly Fishing, Fly Box
  • Fly Tying Materials/Equipment – Flymen Fishing Co, Fishskull Fly
  • Fly Pattern Freshwater – Angler Sport Group, J:Son Match and Catch
  • Fly Pattern Saltwater – Umpqua ,Hudspeth’s Huds
  • Accessory – Abel Automatics, Zinger
  • Men’s General Apparel – Simms, Confluence Reversible
  • Women’s General Apparel – Simms, Women’s Solar Flex
  • DVD – Confluence Films, Waypoints
  • Book – Angler Sporting Group, All Fishermen Are Liars
  • Gift Item – Superfly International, Superfly Combo
  • Luggage – Fishpond, Westwater Large
  • Wading Boot – Simms, River Tex
  • Overall Best of Show – Sage, Salt 890-4

Angling International would like to thank Western Filament, maker of TUF-Line, for its helps in bringing the IFTD show results to you.


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