Leland on the Simms Guide Fleece Top
This very warm Simms Guide Fleece Top
is a "must-have" layer for any fly angler who fishes in cool to cold weather. That would be just about everybody! Wear this jacket by itself in cool weather, or under a shell in cold, or rain, for toasty comfort. At a light 16 ounces, this 4-way stretch fleece jacket is super-soft and moves when you do for athletic performance when casting or wading. The half-zip at the neck provides quick and easy temperature control, while keeping weight and extra bulk to a minimum. The drop tail on this jacket tucks neatly into your waders. If you should get this fleece wet, it dries faster than anything of comparable warmth value, and that's mighty important when your fishing in the fall and the winter. So cozy up to your new best friend when cool weather fishing calls; your Simms Guide Fleece Top
is a no-brainer.
- 4-way fleece offers excellent warmth, breathability and mobility
- Smooth nylon exterior for durability and style
- Lofty velour interior is soft and warm with lifetime wicking performance
- 1/2 Zip front and 1 zippered check pocket
- Drop tail and folded-edge, stitched hem
Leland on Simms Layering
You knew something had to give. One doesn’t spend more than 15 years designing a lineup of the most breathable waders and outerwear, only to have that breathability compromised by substandard layering pieces. K.C. Walsh and his Simms team have poured their efforts into the design and manufacturing of powerful wicking, quick-drying layering products. The first and foremost factor in a good layering garment is it’s wicking ability, or breathability; not just the movement of moisture off your body, but the transport of moisture from one layer to the next outer layer. Without this wicking quality, moisture is going to stay against you skin, or within your clothing, keeping you wet and cold. Who knows wicking/breathability better than Simms?
The next determining factor to a great layering piece is the garment’s drying ability. The quicker and easier a garment dries, the more moisture the garment can transport. Wicking only works if the garment can dry fast. By utilizing Polartec® Power Dry®, Polartec® Thermal Pro® and Visaendurance® technologies, the designers at Simms provide you with the best layering pieces to be worn with any breathable wader or outerwear.
If a garment isn’t comfortable on, it will probably be left behind. As with all Simms products, these layering pieces were field-tested until the fit and feel were just right. Based on the way Simms waders fit, you know the fit and comfort of their layering garments are going to be second to none.
Moisture is no friend of mine. That should be every angler’s creed when it comes to keeping warm. Simms products are cut from materials that are rated tops in their class when it comes to wicking, quick drying, durability and resisting odor. For comfort in movement, Simms layering garments are constructed with either 2 or 4 way stretch materials. And to ensure proper fit, Simms layering garments come in sizes from Small to XX Large.
Remember, your waders and outerwear are only as good as what you wear under them!
- Cut from technical fabrics of Polartec® Power Dry®, Polartec® Thermal Pro® and Visaendurance®
- Quick drying, powerful wicking properties and odor resistant
- Either 2 or 4 way stretch material
- Sizes from Small to XX Large
Leland on Simms Fishing Products
Funny how childhood memories can influence one's life! Just ask K.C. Walsh of Simms Fishing Products what the underlying theme to his company and its location, he'll tell you it was his grandfather taking him fly fishing in Bozeman, MT. 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 wader. Funny how that wader design has turned into a company that now manufacturers what is considered by many the best fishing waders and technical clothing. Funny? Not really. Just hard work: Welcome to Simms Fishing Products!
At Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters, we carry and use only the best fly fishing gear. There is not enough time in our hurried world to worry whether our chest waders or rain jackets are going to leak. We talk with K.C. quite frequently and love to listen to his passion for development of the most useful and high quality fly fishing apparel. Our shop employees have toured the Simms factory, attended product seminars and can tell you, K.C. is doing it right.
Simms on Layering
“LEAVE THE GOOSEBUMPS TO THE GEESE.”
Simms Layering Systems
“Systems and variables are part of fishing. Just as you rod/reel set-up is a system depending on the conditions, so too is layering. Proper layering involves combining the right top and bottom in a way that allows you to adapt to changing weather conditions so you’re comfortable no matter what. If your “layering system” consists of a pair of cotton long johns under your jeans and cotton sweatshirt over your t-shirt, erratic weather conditions could easily send you home early. We offer a wide range of layering products to make sure you’re prepared for anything. Simms layering systems are moisture wicking, quick drying, plus odor-resistant, keeping you dry when you sweat and warm without excess bulk. Most importantly, they are designed specifically for fishing with plenty of stretch and innovative design elements, such as the water-resistant polypropylene cuffs on our RiverTek Midweight Top.”
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.
For 2007, we’re delighted to present the new zippered G4 Guide wader, the most technical wader we’ve ever created. We’re also proud to introduce the two most competitive waders under two hundred dollars, the first GORE-TEX wader for kids and a full arsenal of new clothing.
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.