Simms — Fishing gear that works

When it comes to fishing in Montana, you need high-quality gear that will hold up to the demands of wading, hiking, and of course fishing.

For years the Montana Living Field Research Team has used Simms Fishing Products to get into the water.

From boots and waders to jackets and pants, Simms focuses on quality and innovation. The company was started in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in 1982 by John Simms, who also created the Croakies line of eyewear products. In order to bring the Simms line of fishing products to a higher level, K.C. Walsh bought the company and moved it to Bozeman, where it could be closer to the Mecca of fly fishing in Montana. Walsh introduced the world's first Gore-Tex wader.

Another innovation was the introduction of the "Windstopper" line of fleece products. The jackets and vests combine the comfort of fleece with wind-stopping ability of a nylon product.

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