Leland on the Simms 2011 Guide Jacket:
Most fly fishing guides sport this Simms Guide Rain Jacket on the waters around the world
Leland on Specifications:
The 2011 Simms Guide Jacket is an industry standard fishing rainjacket with the 3-layer Gore-tex performance shell to protect you in all conditions
. There is a stowable storm hood featuring the well-designed three-point adjustment for total protection. The waist is gathered and adjustable and the storm cuffs
feature water tight stretch fabric. There are two large bellowed chest pockets
perfect for large fly boxes and tippet plus two built in retractors
which tuck away to minimize line catch. There are heater pack pockets
integrated inside the hand pockets plus YKK corrosion resistant zippers. These Guide rainjackets are offered in 3XL and 4XL for an upcharge.
- Industry standard jacket with 3-layer GORE-TEX Performance Shell protects in all conditions
- Stowable storm hood features 3-point adjustment for total protection
- Adjustable gathered waist
- Storm cuff features water-tight stretch fabric inner and self-fabric over cuff
- 2 Large bellowed front pockets and 2 patented built-in retractors
- Large bellowed back pocket with vertical zipper
- Integrated heater pack pocket inside hand pockets
- Features YKK corrosion resistant zippers
- Offered in 3XL and 4XL for upcharge
Leland on Simms Outerwear:
Fly fishing can take us to some miserably cold and wet places in pursuit of our passion. So it’s fortunate that we can rely on the experience and wisdom of Simms, who knows more than a little about staying dry and comfortable on and in the water. Outdoor professionals test over two hundred new Simms designs year round in some of the worst conditions imaginable. What other company is this dedicated to getting it right?
For 2008, Simms is offering the most comprehensive mix of hard and soft shell protection in their history, utilizing the very latest in design, fabric technology and construction techniques to ensure your all-day performance.
No matter what kind of fishing you do, Simms makes a Gore-Tex, Windstopper, or Primaloft garment to shield you from the elements and to keep you casting.
The 10 ounce In-Vest Jacket fits in your pocket so you’ll never be without it. The rugged, Classic Guide Jacket is a favorite in Alaska. Or experience the next generation in rain jackets, the all new G4 Pro Jacket featuring Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric, the ultimate in all-weather protection.
Simms outerwear provides complete coverage from extreme wet weather conditions to the coldest fishing conditions imaginable.
The use of Gore Products is a mainstay with Simms and is carried out through most of Simms Outerwear lineup. Simms also utilizes several proprietary weatherproofing products. Simms provides fully adjustable hoods so no turning your head only to be looking at the inside of the hood! As you would expect the YKK zippers are corrosion resistant and the pockets well they are designed for none other than fly boxes. To ensure you are completely sealed from the elements the sleeves and waist are adjustable. Simms has always been a forerunner in supplying quality, comfortable and functional fly fishing wear and their outerwear is no exception.
Jackets utilize W.L. Gore & Associate products or Simms proprietary weatherproofing
All hoods are fully adjustable
Pockets designs to hold fly boxes
Adjustable, waterproof/breathable cuffs
Adjustable waist for varying conditions
Leland on Simms Fishing Products:
It’s funny how childhood memories can influence one's life! Just ask K.C. Walsh of Simms Fishing Products about the underlying theme of his company and its location. He'll tell you it was because his grandfather took him fly fishing in Bozeman, MT as a young man. Funny how what started as a desire by K.C. to work in the fly fishing industry, turned into the design of the world's best fishing waders. Funny how that vision of wader design transformed a company into one that now manufacturers what is considered by many to be the finest collection of fly fishing –outdoor wear in the entire industry. Funny? Not really. Just great concepts and a lot of hard work: Welcome to Simms Fishing Products!
At Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters, we carry and use only the best fly fishing gear. There’s not enough time in our hurried world to worry about whether our chest waders or rain jackets are going to leak. We talk with K.C. quite frequently and love to listen about his passion for developing the most useful and highest quality fly fishing gear. We at Leland have toured the Simms factory, attended their numerous product seminars, and vigorously used and field tested their equipment and we can tell you flat out; K.C. is doing it right!
Simms on the 2011 Guide Jacket:
Redesigned for 2011 - this jacket offers a clean design with the technical performance features for Extreme Wet Weather protection.
Simms on Simms Products:
"Why do professional guides choose Simms? Because we take pride in what we make, and products have been designed to go the distance. Our in-house design team has a combined 50 years of experience in making durable technical outerwear. We work closely with top material suppliers from around the globe, and continually test both our new and old products in the lab and out in the field to make sure we meet or exceed your expectations.
Nothing pleases us more than to see our products, like those on the guides featured in out catalog and on our website, go the distance.”
“The thrill of discovering a pristine stream after a long hike into the backcountry, the exhilarations of being on the flats on one of those incredibly clear days, the rush of a crisp morning on a British Columbia river when the steelies are running, these are the memories that keep us tying through the dark winter months, and always find us plotting our next angling season or weekend.
At Simms, we never forget that the goal of every committed angler is to stay on the water as long and has often as possible-regardless of the weather. That’s why we never stop looking for new ways to keep you dry and comfortable. Whether you’re waist deep in a drizzling snow on the Missouri or scouting the Keys in the sweltering heat of a June afternoon.
So for all those who will be out there earlier, longer and later, we’ve got just one thing to say: Your Gear is Ready”
“Simms. The Choice of Professional Guides Worldwide”.
Simms on Conservation
“IF YOU COULD PASS JUST ONE THING DOWN TO YOUR KIDS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?”
“Fishing is dependent on clean water, healthy ecosystems and just as important, people who care about conservation and resource preservation. It is the responsibility of everyone who enjoys angling to help protect and enhance our fresh and saltwater fisheries. After all, what greater inheritance would we leave future generations?
Supporting local, regional, and national conservation organizations is certainly an important role that angles can play in caring for our fishing resources. However, one area of vital concern, and one that all anglers can easily help do something about, is the spread of aquatic invasive species. These “hitchhikers”, including New Zealand mud snails, Didymo and whirling disease are having an enormous effect on rivers across the United States and are directly linked to reduced trout populations. Unfortunately, anglers are part of the problem, given that invasive species are spread by “hitchhiking” on waders, wading boots, drift boats, trailers and other gear.
YOU CAN HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES IN THREE EASY STEPS:
1) Thoroughly rinse all fishing gear -including waders, boots, boats, and boat trailers- in clean freshwater upon leaving a water source. Never travel from one river to another without clean gear.
2) Air-dry gear before moving to another body of water.
3) Tell other anglers about this problem and what they can do to help.”
For More information, visit www.protectyourwaters.com or www.simmsfishing.com.