Simms G3 Boots & Flyweight Vest Pack | Review

Simms G3 Guide Wading Boots - Worn and Reviewed by Peter Panopoulos

After three intense weeks in New Zealand’s North Island and countless days in Victoria’s northeast, the 2024 G3 boots prove to be the ultimate choice for the hardcore adventure angler. 

G3 Fly Fishing Wading Boot

With their fully leather upper, glued and stitched abrasion-resistant rand, and tacky Vibram Idrogrip sole attached via a Norwegian Welt system, means the soles are fully replaceable ensuring these boots will see you through many seasons of backcountry adventures. 

Simms G3 Fly Fishing Wading Boot

From sun up to sun down, the G3s deliver unparalleled performance, making them a must-have for any angler pushing the limits of their adventures.

Simms Fly Fishing Wading Boot



Simms Flyweight Vest Pack - Worn and reviewed by Damien Reynolds

Finally it's been done. Simms has innovated a mechanism allowing you to fish light but pack heaps. The Flyweight Vest-Pack provides plenty of room for a jacket, net, or shoes and even a bladder. The use of a generous 15L backpack pouch with organisational dividers makes this a superb piece of kit.

Simms Flyweight Vest Pack Fly Fishing

It features a retractable front cradle for those bulky items all the while being super lightweight and breathable. Thankfully, this comfortable construction hasn’t sacrificed durability. I spent a day bush bashing through some of Northeast Victoria's finest blackberries and overgrowths and did not find a single hint of weakness or fragility from the pack.

Simms Flyweight Vest Pack Fly Fishing

Fishing light does mean being selective about your gear, which is the entire concept of the flyweight range so taking the time to choose appropriate gear for the flyweight pack is essential to getting the most out of it.

Simms Flyweight Vest Pack Fly Fishing

In short, the flyweight vest pack stays true to the Simms Flyweight range renown comfort and usability with space to put the kitchen sink in the back. It will totally help you ‘fish it well’.

Simms Flyweight Vest Pack Fly Fishing


About the Authors

Both these chaps can be found at Melbourne's Premier fly fishing store The Fly Fisher. Check them out if you are in town and have a yarn with either one of these top blokes.