Simms Wins 10 New Product Showcase Awards; Scott Takes the Big Enchilada with “Sector”


Simms Fishing Products put on a clinic about how to motivate your customers around new products, winning in 10 separate categories of the International Fly Tackle Dealer New Product Showcase. Simms swept the women’s and men’s wader categories with their G3 Guide Z wader and G4Z Stockingfoot wader, respectively. The company also won for outerwear for women and men, boots, accessories, luggage, and apparel. 


Scott Fly Rods won in the saltwater rod category for the “Sector” series, and that rod also took top honors as the voters’ choice for “Best of Show” overall.  Abel/Ross swept reels with the new San Miguel (fresh) and Vaya (salt), and Scientific Anglers swept the fly line categories.  


Congratulations to all contenders on your great work, and also to AFFTA for running the New Product Showcase so fairly and efficiently.


Here are all the winners:


Product Category Product Name Exhibiting Company
Accessories – Under $100 Pro Nipper Simms Fishing Products
Men’s – Wading Boots G4 Pro® Boot Simms Fishing Products
Accessories – Over $100 Travel Net RISING
Women’s – Waders W’s G3 Guide™ Z Wader Simms Fishing Products
Gift Items – Under $100 Danforth Art Danforth Art
Women’s – Outerwear W’s G3 Guide™ Jacket Simms Fishing Products
Youth Product – Gear/Apparel Tenderfoot Youth Vest Fishpond Inc.
Women’s – General Apparel W’s Bugstopper Leggings Simms Fishing Products
Entertainment/Education STEELHEAD FLY TYING Anglers Book Supply
Women’s – Wading Boots W’s Flyweight Boot Simms Fishing Products
Fly Box/Storage System – Gear Fly Dock Fishpond Inc.
Fly Hooks – Gear XT050 Stubby T (#10-18) Umpqua Feather Merchants
Fly Tying Vices and Tying Tools – Gear Streamer Pedestal Base Renzetti Group
Fly Tying Materials – Gear Bling Rabbit Strips™ Hareline Dubbin LLC
Eco Friendly – Gear Black Hole Gear Tote Patagonia
Luggage (Bags, Backpacks) – Gear GTS Roller Duffel – 110L Simms Fishing Products
Chest-Pack/Vest – Gear Flathead Sling Fishpond Inc.
Boat/Personal WaterCraft – Gear IK Angler 11′ Outcast Sporting Gear
Fly Line – Freshwater Amplitude Infinity Scientific Anglers
Fly Line – Saltwater Amp Smooth Infinity Salt Scientific Anglers
Leader/Tippet – Gear Absolute Trout Tippet Scientific Anglers
Fly Pattern – Freshwater Micro Changer Flymen Fishing Company
Fly Pattern – Saltwater Skok Strong-Arm Crab Umpqua Feather Merchants
Fly Rod – Freshwater TROUT LL Sage Fly Fishing
Fly Rod – Saltwater Sector Series Scott Fly Rod
Fly Rod – 2 Handed/Spey TROUT SPEY HD Sage Fly Fishing
Reel – Freshwater San Miguel Ross Reels
Reel – Saltwater VAYA Abel Reels
Men’s – Waders G4Z® Stockingfoot Wader Simms Fishing Products
Men’s – Outerwear G4 Pro® Jacket Simms Fishing Products
Men’s – General Apparel SolarFlex UltraCool Armor Simms Fishing Products
Best of Show Sector Series Scott Fly Rod

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