Simms Fishing Apparel
Simms Fishing Philosophy
Wherever you fish, you're going to find fishing guides. And wherever you find fishing guides, you're going to find Simms. Guides need gear that is functional, innovative and can withstand whatever abuse they put it through. What does that mean for someone who's not a professional guide? Anything that's designed to meet the performance needs of guides is gear you can count on. Simms. The choice of professional guides. And anyone else who lives to fish.
Simms is a fishing company. Simms has enjoyed success by staying true to the original vision of their company by building the highest quality products to keep their customers dry, comfortable and protected from the elements in any fishing conditions. Simms works with the very best materials suppliers in the world in their commitment to make high performance, technical clothing and outerwear.
Simms Fishing is the only wader manufacturer in the US, and one of three worldwide that is licensed by W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. to make GORE-TEX® waders. Simms compete through innovation and quality. Simms Fishing staff is largely comprised of committed anglers who understand the importance of quality, dependable fishing gear. They use Simms products all the time, and contribute significantly to their continuous improvement efforts.
Simms Fishing Company Background
Simms Fishing was started in 1980 by John Simms, a well-known and respected fishing guide and outfitter in Jackson, WY. A creative guy and talented artist, John wanted to enhance the fishing experience by developing better waders and accessories. Simms was the second company in the world to introduce neoprene waders in the mid-eighties, which is when the company really started to take shape. At that time, Simms was purchased by a division of Life-Link International in Jackson, WY, and the brand continued to progress.
In 1993, K.C. Walsh, a passionate angler and entrepreneur, acquired Simms and relocated the business to Bozeman, MT. Walsh had grown up in a fly fishing family and developed a passion for angling at a young age, mostly fishing the Eastern Sierra of California. It was his life-long dream to live in Montana.
The same year that Walsh acquired the company, Simms introduced breathable waders in a pioneering effort with W.L. Gore & Associates (makers of GORE-TEX® fabric) that changed the face of fishing waders and opened up new possibilities for the sport.
Although Simms has grown and evolved over the years, their vision remains the same - to build the highest quality products to keep their customers dry, comfortable and protected from the elements in any condition.
Simms Fishing Warranty and Repairs
How Do I Get My Simms Gear Fixed?
To submit any of your Simms gear to Simms Repair Center, click here to create a Return Authorization number and begin the repair process. Typical turnaround time for repairs (with shipping) is about two (2) weeks, but may be longer during periods of high volume.
When you are returning product back to Simms for repair or warranty service, please make sure to empty pockets or remove any items that you want to keep - before you return the product to Simms. If you are using removable studs (i.e. HardBite Studs or Star Cleats) and are returning your boots to Simms, please remove the HardBites before sending the boots back. Finally, due to the number of repair returns that we receive, all boxes that we receive repairs are recycled immediately. If you want to keep the box that came with your waders & boots, please don't use that box to send product to Simms.
To reach the Repair Center directly, please call (800) 217-4667.
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