Enough already, Simms.

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

  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

    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.

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  4. speyfisher

    speyfisher Active Member

    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

    IveofIone Active Member

    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.

  6. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    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.:)
  8. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    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

    Olive bugger Active Member

    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

    GAT Active Member

    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

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Please assure me you don't really own a Members Only jacket? Please.......
  12. Kcahill

    Kcahill Active Member

    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

    GAT Active Member

    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

    Jim Speaker Active Member

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

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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. 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

    Patrick Allen Active Member

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

  18. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

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

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

    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

    troutpounder Active Member

    No worries! Simms ROCKS!!
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