Done with Simms

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by miyawaki, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. veilside180sx Member

    Posts: 295
    Hillsboro, OR
    Ratings: +1 / 0
    Well I think that went w/o ;)

    I agree on the other points as well...way to focus on the negative Jerry... :rofl:
  2. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

    Posts: 7,756
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Ratings: +680 / 5
    Just going with the flow of the thread. LOL
  3. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

    Posts: 17,488
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Ratings: +1,466 / 9
  4. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

    Posts: 7,756
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Ratings: +680 / 5
    LOL Ed, don't make me park you. I haven't had my turn yet doing it. :)
  5. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

    Posts: 17,488
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Ratings: +1,466 / 9
    Crap, don't do it...I could not handle it...I'm not going on a multi day trip to keep me busy.
  6. Charlie Erdman In search of steel

    Posts: 354
    K. Falls, OR
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    do you fish out of a boat mostly or wade?
  7. Dan Soltau New Member

    Posts: 1,272
    Bozeland, MT - Raleigh, NC
    Ratings: +2 / 0
    Wade, 1 in 3 days in a boat during the spring and early summer season. The rest of the year it is pretty much strictly much wading, and I have been known to do some serious bushwacking. So if the waders don't work, the problem surfaces quickly.

    The fact of the matter is that there are two types of waders; Those that leak and those that don't. Certain times having leaky waders isn't all that bad, but for the other 12 months in Montana, leaky waders blow and jeopardize quality time on the matter.
  8. Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

    Posts: 1,475
    Seattle, Wa.
    Ratings: +7 / 0
    Simms are the shit.
  9. teedub Active Member

    Posts: 364
    Cle Elum
    Ratings: +99 / 0
    It's not the days you spend - it's the miles and the use. Lot's of Simms boys sit up high in the saddle and have some one else do their walking and rigging. They just do the talking.
  10. Josh dead in the water

    Posts: 2,967
    NW Washington
    Ratings: +506 / 2
    I got nothing against Simms, the stuff I've bought from them has been fine (though I've never bought waders). But I will say that Orvis has done me right in the wader department.
  11. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

    Posts: 7,756
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Ratings: +680 / 5
    Teedub I wouldn't say that. That's like any high end anything in flyfishing. I know guys who have all brands that are like that. Just depends on how much you spend (or shall I say afford to spend). I do alot of heavy wading even WITH my driftboat (including portaging and getting out to move boat in low water). We bushwhacked a couple days last week when water got super low. Like I said I have about 25 hard days in my Simms. BUT, I bought a used pair of freestones (well, used one day supposedly before I got them). So far, I like them, but from what I've read from everyone I have 5 days until the leak starts. LOL.

    Seriously though, I can't remember who said it above, but brands that sell more get more complaints. It happens. Rarely, even a great product, goes without some sort of complaint. So no need for people to start a cock size comparing contest here. But for me, my Freestones have been great. And I've put a bashing on them already (including cooking in them at the bank and getting grease all over them). Worried they'd leak at those spots (from experience with goretex and grease on my rainjackets at work). Held up fine, and even with the bushwacking through thickets/blackberry bushes were gold. Saying this though, I'm still going to try out some Dan Baileys next. Just scored a great deal on the Freestones. :)
  12. troutfly1 Member

    Posts: 50
    Walnut Creek, California
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    My Simm's extreme bootfoots keep me warm all winter long (as well as fall and spring) in water as cold as 37 F. I have no complaints. I have some older G3s as well and these did develop leaks that I couldn't fix but Simms took and reconditioned them for a very fair fee. My old jacket is still going stong as well. This is simply to let readers out there know that there are some satisfied Simms customers. I am one of them.