About John Frazier

John Frazier is the Community Specialist at Simms Fishing Products. Fresh or salt, John loves being on or around the water. When he doesn't have a rod in hand, chances he's watching the action unfold through the view finder of his camera while mentally crafting a story.

Shaw Grigsby Preps for his 16th Bassmaster Classic Appearance

By Joel Shangle

Few faces in the world of professional bass fishing are as familiar as that of, Shaw Grigsby. Thanks to both a highly successful 40-plus-year B.A.S.S. tournament career and the 20-year run of his popular television show, One More Cast With Shaw Grigsby, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more well-known (and well-liked) personality than the amiable Floridian. Grigsby’s career is about more than longevity and TV recognition: the upcoming 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe, Texas, will be his 16th (the 15th-most among all-time Classic competitors). He’s made three Classic Top 10s, and has been identified as a threat on Conroe because of the later-than-usual time of this year’s Classic. Below, the veteran tournament anglers talks about his career and how he feels about his odds come March 24 on Lake Conroe.  Continue reading

Fish Longer and Harder With Simms Right Angle® Footbed

Finally, the end of winter is in sight, which means it’s time to prep for the longer fishing sessions that come with spring and summer. Whether it’s long hikes to secret stretches of river or dawn to dusk tarpon missions, we all spend a ton of time on our feet this time of  year. Sore feet, tired legs, and achy backs have pretty much become accepted side effects of hard fishing. However, with the right foundation, you’ll be surprised at how much longer and harder you can fish without feeling it when it’s time to do it again the following morning. Simms Right Angle® Footbed (RAF) debuted in the award winning Currents Shoe. Because of its popularity, the RAF has found it’s way into a wide array of Simms footwear. Here’s the entire collection and a little more info about how the RAF will help you fish longer and harder.

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The Wader Makers Latest Award Winning Creation

Go Behind the Scenes and Learn the Story Behind the new Headwaters™ Pro Wader.

In July of 2016, Simms unveiled the biggest secret behind the best waders in the world – the Wader Makers – Bozeman, Montana-based craftsmen who obsess over fishing as much as you do. It was also during this time that we launched the new Headwaters™ Pro Wader. Pushing the envelope of performance, comfort and durability is the driving force behind all Simms waders and the new Headwaters™ Pro is no exception. In the film below, the Wader Makers take you under the hood and tell the story of their latest award winning creation.

Yakutia — A Siberian Exploration

Go Behind the Scenes of Capt. Jack Productions’ Latest Film.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) kicks off in Denver this weekend and like many of you, all of us here at Simms are stoked to check out all the new films and tip a few beers back in the process. One film we are extra excited for comes from Capt. Jack Productions. Founder, Jako Lucas, is the kind of guy who is perpetually days away from his next off the grid adventure. So before he could escape to Gabon on his next angling quest, we snuck in a quick Q&A to learn more about his latest film, Yakutia and why it’s his favorite piece to date.

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