Simms Flyweight Boot - Review

Sean Visintainer - 07/02/19

Simms Flyweight Boot is perfect for wet wading and wearing with stockingfoot waders.

All season wading comfort

Finding a wading boot that works well with waders and without is a tough combo. Many fly anglers in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene region love to hike the beautiful rivers of north Idaho and need a lightweight boot with plenty of traction and durability that won't bog them down. They also need a boot that can be worn with waders during the morning hours or colder seasons, and isn't clunky when the waders are shed and shorts combined with boots and gravel guards are the preferred mode of wading attire.

Enter the Simms Flyweight Wading Boot, one of the hottest selling products this year for us. Originally I have to admit that when I first looked at the boot last year I blew it off. I was like yeah, nice boot, but too niche for this area and never wrote a preseason order for it. Shortly into this season with numerous special orders for the Simms Flyweight I decided we best start stocking them all the time with the amount of request we had. Sometimes I have to swallow my pride and admit that I messed up on ordering and get the product in asap.

While I have not worn these boots (currently wearing Patagonia Danners and Simms G3 - both in rubber soles), my brother Mike has been putting them through the paces around the area.

Here are six highlights of what Mike thinks are so great about the Simms Flyweight Boots:

  1. Lightweight - These boot weight in at 2.5 lbs which is about 1.5 lbs lighter than our popular Simms G3 Vibram boots.

  2. Flexible - When hiking or scrambling rocks the softer Vibram hugs the rocks compared to some of the other harder Vibram boots I have used in the past.

  3. Comfortable - The boots fit like a glove and offer enough support that I wear these boot much more now than my Simms Intruder Boots

  4. Studdable - I personally think this is a must if you wear rubber or unless you like to fall on your ass. One pack of Hardbite™ Vibram Studs is all you need. - (20 per package)

  5. Durablitlity - So far I've put seventeen weeks on them, fishing the Spokane River weekly and scrambling boulders......

  6. Year Round - Can be worn with waders during the colder months and just gravel guards when wet wading.

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Simms Flyweight Boot is flexible and studdable for extra traction on slick streamside rocks.
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