Best of Show 2024 Consumer Gear Award Winners Announced

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 nation-wide 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.

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 & 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 Pant
  • Women‚ Wading Boots:  Miss Mayfly Moxie Wading Boot
  • Youth Products: Simms Fishing Products Kid’s Tributary Stockingfoot Wader

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