New Simms wading boots win Consumer Choice Best of Show

The Flyweight Access Wading Boots, designed and manufactured by Simms Fishing Products, were named Best of Show at the Consumer Choice Awards competition conducted during the 2024 Fly Fishing Show.

There were 239 entries in 41 categories of fly fishing products, announced Ben Furimsky, President and CEO of the Fly Fishing Show. Awards were made jointly by the show, Angling Trade Media, Fly Fusion Magazine, and Fly Fishing Journeys and voted on by the public. Products were available for review at the seven nationwide Fly Fishing Shows.

“There were only a remarkable three votes separating First and Second Place in two categories: Gift Items Under $100, and Women’s General Apparel, showing how coveted these awards are,” said Furimsky. According to Simms, their Best of Show low profile Flyweight Access Wading Boots with Vibram Idogrip outer soles weigh 43 ounces in size 11. They feature welded TPU film in high abrasion zones for increased durability, speed lace hooks and lace-toe closure, high cushion dual-density EVA midsole, and stud-compatible 4.5mm rubber outsole.


The Flyweight Wading Boots, designed and manufactured by Simms Fishing Products, were named Best of Show at the Consumer Choice Awards competition conducted during the 2024 Fly Fishing Show.


Product categories and winners were:

Most Innovative: Catch Cam Nets 2024 Net
Accessories under $50: Simms Fishing Products Taco Bag
Accessories $50-$100: Fishpond Elkhorn Lumbar Pack
Accessories over $100: Catch Cam Nets 2024 Net
Artwork: Taylor’s Fish Double Rainbow Wood Sculpture
Boat/Personal Watercraft: Water Master Kodiak
Books and Maps: Fly Fishing Evolution: Advanced Strategies for Dry Fly, Nymph, and Streamer Fishing
Chest-Pack/Vest: Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Chest Pack
Eco-Friendly: Fishpond Wind River Roll-Top Backpack
Entertainment/Education: IdentaFly
Fly Box/Storage System: Adamsbuilt Waterproof/Page Series Fly Boxes
Fly Hooks: Umpqua XC 120
Fly Line‚ Freshwater: Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity Plus
Fly Line‚ Saltwater: RIO Products Premier Tarpon Clear Tip Floater
Fly Pattern‚ Freshwater: Tie: Colorado Fly Angler Titan Midge and Colorado Fly Angler Assassin Baetis
Fly Pattern‚ Saltwater: Umpqua Chewy’s Tarponator
Fly Rod‚ 2-Handed/Spey: Guideline ULS 2.0 Switch
Fly Rod‚ Freshwater: Sage R8 CORE
Fly Rod‚ Saltwater: Sage SALT R8
Fly Tying Materials: Squimpish Hair
Fly Tying Tools: Fishpond Tailwater Fly Tying Kit
Fly Tying Vises: Dyna-King Barracuda Deluxe
Freshwater Combo Kit: Greys Cruise 5wt Combo
Gift Items‚ Under $100: Fishpond Low Country Hat
Insurance (guide and outfitter): Cross Current Guide Liability Insurance
Leader/Tippet: Scientific Anglers Absolute Trout Leader Assortment
Luggage /Bags/Backpacks: Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Sling
Men‚ General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products SolarFlex Bugstopper Hoody
Men‚ Outerwear: Simms Fishing Products G4 Pro Jacket
Men‚ Waders: Simms Fishing Products G4Z Stockingfoot Wader
Men‚ Wading Boots: Simms Fishing Products Flyweight Access Wading Boot
Reel‚ Freshwater: Ross Reels Cimarron Reel
Reel‚ Saltwater: Abel Reels ROVE Ti Solid Reel
Saltwater Combo Kit: Greys Cruise 8wt Combo
Tenkara Rod: Tanuki XL-Sport 405 (Release 2024)
Women‚ General Apparel: Fincognito Magic Waters SunPro Hoodie
Women‚ Outerwear: Simms Fishing Products Women’s G3 Guide Jacket
Women’s Waders: Miss Mayfly Moxie Chameleon Wading Pants
Women‚ Wading Boots: Miss Mayfly Moxie Wading Boot
Youth Products: Simms Fishing Products Kid’s Tributary Stockingfoot Waders


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Somerset, PA 15501
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