Enough already, Simms.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jack Devlin, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Jack Devlin Active Member

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  2. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Free advertizing. They can't go wrong.
  3. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Just tell everyone that your last name is Simms and you own the company. They'll think you are a god.

    Years ago I bought a Simms vest. I spent a bit of time with a thread ripper trying to remove the embroidered name on the breast pocket flap. I got most of it but not all.

    TC
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  4. speyfisher Active Member

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    Three adds/boot, plus how many more on the waders, gators, vest/rain jacket, ad infinitum. One of the reasons I don't do Simms anymore.
  5. IveofIone Active Member

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    Those stiff plastic logos on the tongues are just the dumbest ever. Fortunately a few minutes with a seam ripper will return the tongue to it's intended purpose.
    I would use the word 'tacky' to describe all the commercial grafitti on those boots but they are comfortable and lightweight.
    I just got some new LLBean waist high waders that take the opposite approach-tasteful. They have a modest label on the belt loop that simply says: LLBean
    Since 1912
    Quality Guaranteed


    With over 100 years of excellence they don't need to skywrite.

    Ive
  6. Ron McNeal get'n jiggy wid it, for the most part anyway

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    Gotta love the LLBean warranty & customer service. They really are in a one-team league
  7. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Just found my seam ripper. I've been using it to cut thread when fly tying.
    Time to put it to work on the boots but first I have to remove the Wrangler label off my new jeans.:)
    Jack
  8. GAT Active Member

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    They missed the shoe laces :) I remove a lot of advertisments from all my stuff. I even removed the Members Only logo from my work jacket. :D
  9. Olive bugger Active Member

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    We have become a nation of walking billboards. I stopped off for a snack at a fast food restaurant yesterday. Place was filled with kids and young folks. Almost everybody had a tee shirt or hat with a logo.

    Then I looked down at my chest. ME TOO!
  10. GAT Active Member

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    Simms is overly impressed with their name. They fancy themselves a NASCAR entry.

    I have a feeling some companies are selling their name, not a product.
  11. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Gene,
    Please assure me you don't really own a Members Only jacket? Please.......
    Jack
  12. Kcahill Active Member

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    I dont know about that my bottom of the line simms boots are some of the most comfortable ive ever had for long walks in waders, I mean have you ever heard anyone complain about their products?

    I am not sold on fancy waders the ones I use the most are the LL Bean waist high ones Ive was talking about, but there is no way I am going back to cheap boots.
  13. GAT Active Member

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    I for one, had a problem with Simms waders and my dealing with their service dept was less than a joyful experience... so yeah, I've heard of someone who had a complaint about Simms.

    However, my wife likes her Simms waders and boots so I'm the odd guy out... but I won't buy Simms products after my encounter with their customer service department.

    No problem. I don't go on a vendetta against companies that give me less than satisfactory service, I simply don't buy their products.
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  14. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    That would make him the last member, right? Oh, after George anyways.
  15. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    One word, btw: Filson. Nobody knows I am wearing the hat. Nobody knows I am wearing the vest. But, it f'ing WORKS every single time it rains, and every single time the sun shines, and every single time I pull on the good leather attached to the good brass zippers. Filson.
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  16. underachiever !

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    My $375 filson wading jacket (a gift, I'd never spend that kind of coin) failed after 10 or so wears. They handled it to my liking, and I continue to buy filson products, but no company is perfect.
  17. Patrick Allen Active Member

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    Common guys Simms is the industry leader in flat brimmed hats and puffy jackets cut them some slack

    Patrick
  18. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    My Simms Freestone boots my lady got me 100 fishing trips ago are holding up beautifully. Who cares about the logos!
  19. Bob Triggs STOP KILLING WILD STEELHEAD!!!!

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    I love my Simms gear; waders, boots, jackets etc. They have always been good to me. And the stuff lasts and lasts.
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  20. troutpounder Active Member

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    No worries! Simms ROCKS!!
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