5 SIMMS Winter Favorites
It really has been a cold winter. As winer should be. Most days we see temperatures in the mid 20’s with occasional days in the mid 30’s. If a fella wants to fish he needs to have the right winter fishing gear. Or go home.
SIMMS provides that kind of gear. And Headhunters has the winter gear for your winter fly fishing successes!
SIMMS Bulkley Jacket
My favorite item this year. Been wearing it all winter long and cannot go fishing without it. The warmth of the Bulkley jacket is the key. The Primaloft insulation is key. In the body and in the sleeves. A bit oversized so you can layer appropriately underneath the jacket. Internal Shingle Cuff keeps this jacket water tight while fighting, landing and releasing fish into the water. A must have for those looking for a new updated insulated Gore-Tex winter jacket!
SIMMS Kinetic Jacket
We knew this was a winner when the Headhunters guides all walked in and bought this jacket of the rack. And we see them in it daily all winter long. A good piece for daily wear. Headed out of the house to chop firewood? Out tot he lake ice fishing? Off to Tom’s IGA in Cascade for a half box of Coors Light? They are all donning the SIMMS Kinetic Jacket.
The Simms Kinetic has become a guide staple in Montana. And if all the guides are wearing it you can believe it’s touch and performs, probably beyond expectations. This “puffy on steroids” is comfortable, very warm and does not restrict movement. We consider it essential from September through May in Montana, and we always make sure it’s in our bag for any trips to Steelhead country. Worth every penny in our estimation.
SIMMS G3 Waders
The industry standard in waders. The reason you see more SIMMS Waders on anglers than any other brand? Because they don’t leak. While you can get a deal on some of those off brand waders, the fit and function of SIMMS Waders is undisputed. The Choice of Fishing Professionals Worldwide. Headhunters carries 22 sizes of the most popular SIMMS wader. Come in and get the right fit. Not many fly shops can boast that stat!
Powered by 25-percent more breathable GORE-TEX® 5-layer Pro Shell fabric, Simms’ G3 wader just got revamped for a lifetime of in-river marching orders. Wrap raw hands in the convenience of a reach-through warming pocket with stormflaps and micro-fleece lining, then reach for everything you need for successful fishing missions via an intuitive zippered chest pocket design, with integrated utility tabs that house an arsenal of in-river essentials. Patented front and back leg seam construction delivers an articulated fit that fights wear zones, bolsters wader longevity, and maximizes mobility either in the drift boat or hiking for riches well beyond road’s end.
SIMMS Guide Mid Pant
The best bottom layer that SIMMS has produced. In previous versions it wore more like your dads sweat pants. Not so with the SIMMS Guide Mid Pant. Updated fit & 4-way abrasion-resistant stretch fleece offers better warmth, breathability, mobility & wicking performance. The narrow fitted bottom of the legging slips effortlessly into your waders allowing no binding at the boot level. The bottom line on these fabulous pants is just a better wader pant. Zippered side and back pockets hold your needed items safe along with the zip fly make this the best wader pant on the market.
SIMMS ProDry Glove
The new Simms ProDry Glove is quickly becoming a favorite for winter fly fishing in Montana. The GoreTex shell is insulated and keeps your hands toasty and dry. The removable fingerless liner is perfect for those times when line management or tying knots demands some extra dexterity. We wear the whole glove when rowing or humping it through the snow, and remove the outer shell and use the fingerless liners when we’re fishing. You could also use a variety of liners if you have a favorite. The lining of the shells is slick enough to accommodate most liner gloves. You’ll probably see a few of us wearing these in the lift line as well. Mark and John like them for winter photography.
Ninch is the leading proponent of the SIMMS ProDry Glove. He just loves them. With the inner glove coming out for tying flies, fixing leaders, and greasing dry flies these gloves are for the other 3 seasons of Montana angling. Never leave home without them. The Gore-Tex outer glove keeps away those biting winter elements for continued fishing when your buddies head for the bar.
Headhunters is your exclusive SIMMS dealer on the Missouri River. We have a store full of the best in SIMMS products including all sizes of G3 waders. We are a destination store with our focus centered on what you may need for your time here on the Missouri River. Check us out on our on-line store for anything you may need for your trout fishing game!