We thought the final topic, “underwater photography,” in the ongoing Simms photo contest would be the most challenging, but there were more good views below the surface submitted than expected. Any clear underwater photo is a thing of beauty in our minds considering that they’re not always easy to capture, but none quite made the crew at Simms gasp like the shot below from Adam Barbour. “The colors are what stood out the most. The fish is clear and the reflections of the fish make it really pop”, says Nick English, member of the Simms Marketing Team. Congratulations Adam, you’ve just scored a new pair of Simms Pursuit GORE-TEX shoes. Plus, you squeaked in as the final photographer in the grand-prize running for a pair of Simms G3 Guide waders and your photo displayed on


If you want to take a peek at the runner’s up in the “underwater photography” category, click here.


If you’d a look back at the five finalists in the contest, check out this recap gallery and tell us who you think should win. Joe Cantrell’s awesome landscape? Tiffany Beckman’s shot of little anglers in training? Perhaps Adam’s wicked underwater brown trout? Check back here next Monday to find out which photo the Simms folks felt should take the whole enchilada.