Simms Dominates IFTD 2014 with 7 ‘Best of Show’ Awards


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This past week we saw some awesome new products come out of ICAST-IFTD 2014.  Simms Fishing once again stole the show with 7 “Best of Show awards”.  This follows the performance from 2013 that awarded Simms 5 ‘Best of Show’ awards.

Hard to argue that Simms is the prevalent brand in Alaska, both for Specialty Retailers, Professional Guides and Lodges.  The quality, durability and design keep Simms as the preferred choice for professionals in Alaska.  2015 no doubt will continue the brand’s dominance not only in Alaska but the lower 48 waterways as well.

Below is a quick recap of the new products from Simms that garnered the awards and the dates they will be available through your local Simms Specialty Retailer.

Men’s Waders- Freestone Z Wader (Feb 2015)

Women’s Waders- Freestone Wader (Feb 2015)

Men’s Outerwear- G4 Pro Jacket (July 2014)

Women’s Outerwear- Guide Jacket (July 2014)

Wading Boots- RiverTek II BOA (Nov 2014)

Men’s General Apparel- Confluence Reversible (July 2014)

Women’s General Apparel- Solar Flex (Nov 2014)


RVRJMS: Fly Fishing Collaborative Benefit Record Released

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The Fly Fishing Collaborative Benefit Record for abused children is LIVE and ready for download.

Composed of many genres & donated by Fly Fishing Musicians, your download and contributions will directly proceed the rescuing of kids from human trafficking. Also, this could not have happened without the amazing folks from H and H Outfitters & Echo Fly Fishing.

RVRJMS Featuring:

Chuck Ragan – Brandon Herring – The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Manrock – Anchor Down – Alexander Hudjohn – Mission Spotlight – Cobb Hudjohn – Brian Stevens – Stacey Shope

DOWNLOAD HERE Mountain View Sports 1 Opening Fishing Department

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“Our Two Hands” by Blood Knots Fly Fishing Launches on Kickstarter

Super stoked to see Blood Knots Fly Fishing launch their Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for their new flick.

“An examination of fisher-people in pursuit of Salmonids with a swung fly and their collective desire to ensure the species survival.”

Check out the Kickstarter page or on the Blood Knots website to see the rewards for supporting the film.  Simms Fishing, Echo Fly Fishing, Airflo Lines, art by Greg Pearson, Dec Hogan Autographed copy of a ‘Passion for Steelhead’, to name a few.  Our favorite reward is a 1/2 dozen of Skyler Nelson’s Married Wing Spey Flies.

Donate Here

June Fly of The Month “Chartreuse Mini Krystal Shrimp”

Quick repost for the number 1 Fly Question we get:

What is the best fly for Sockeye Salmon?

Hands down the best Sockeye fly on the planet.

image001Everyone has an opinion when it comes to Sockeye on the fly.  Those in the ‘know’ have their favorite patterns that disprove the theory that “Sockeye don’t bite.”

This is the only Sockeye fly I carry with me.  My Sockeye box has the Mini Krystal Shrimp in every available slot.  The proof would be in a picture, but the box is hibernating right now and can not be disturbed. [Read more...]

May Fly of The Month: Hieronymus’ Clone

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The Clone is a significant name of value when it comes to salmon smolt.  Millions of Smolt begin their life’s journey by heading out to the high seas with their first big obstacle waiting patiently for them.  Terns Alaska Rainbows wait patiently for this migration to begin and when it does your pattern better be a clone.

You can find Hieronymus’ Clone at any of Umpqua Feather Merchants specialty retailers.

In Alaska? Find them Here!

bigassbow on haymaker flesh Umpqua Signature Fly Designer Mark Hieronymus is going to be a big feature this year.  2014 marks the first year Mark’s patterns are available to those outside of Alaska.  We have worked with Mark for over 8 years representing and fishing his patterns throughout Alaska.

Based in Juneau, Mark splits his time guiding, fishing, tying and holding down a position with Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program as the Sportfish Outreach Coordinator for Southeast Alaska.

Stay Tuned for more on Mark in the coming months as we focus on many of his patterns that will put the tug in your choice of drug.



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