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