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Simms Fishing Products was founded in 1980 by visionary angler John Simms. Simms wasn’t satisfied with the quality of the waders and fishing accessories of the time period. He felt anglers deserved better, and in that era Simms introduced neoprene waders to the world. With the support of hardcore fly fishermen around the globe, the new waders’ ability to keep water out and warmth in led to the success and progression of Simms fly fishing outerwear and technical gear.
In 1993 avid angler & entrepreneur K.C. Walsh (current owner) acquired Simms from Life-Link International and moved the company to Bozeman, Montana. Under Walsh, a partnership with the makers of GORE-TEX® fabric was formed and Simms fly fishing gear innovations proceeded to lead the way in wader & outerwear technology. These innovations continued to provide anglers with never-seen-before levels of performance and comfort.
Today Simms focuses one eye on fisheries conservation, and the other on offering anglers the highest level of sun protecting, water-proofing, and wind blocking technical fishing gear. From day one to today, Simms’s mission remains the same: To produce the highest quality products to keep you protected from the elements in any and all fishing conditions.