Each year during this time of year we get to reflect on all of the great fortune we have. This is the time of year where we reflect on the year previous, when we are fortunate to be thankful for a great many things this Thanksgiving. Here are just a few of the things that resonated with us this year and leave us extremely thankful. Continue reading
I woke with a jolt. My heart was pounding and adrenaline was searing through my veins. The room was dark with a sliver of light from the city outside shining through the drapes. I rolled over and looked at the clock, it was 3:30am, I had only been asleep for 4 hours. “Jeez,” I whispered to myself. I couldn’t recall what I’d been dreaming but the thought of going back to sleep was vacant. I was in Honolulu and in roughly 8 hours, I’d be on my way to one of the most sought after bonefish destinations on the planet. Sleep? Yeah, right. I bounced out of bed, grabbed my Simms Dry Creek duffel bag, pulled out 7 reels and started rigging them with leaders and checked the drag systems one more time. Once I finished with that, I moved on to sharpening hooks, then to organizing my fly boxes….again, then decided to look over my orientation notes. This was my first hosted trip and to say I was nervous would have been an understatement. I was hosting the trip through a travel agent called Fishing With Larry, based out of Columbus, Montana. I had two couples joining me on this trip, Jerry and Katherine and Nick and Maria. I wanted to be sure that I was prepared and ready to roll once we landed on the island. I glanced at the clock again, 4:30am. “Ugh, noon might as well be a year away. Guess I’ll re-organize my fly boxes again.” Continue reading
We talk with Rance Rathie, owner of Patagonia River Guides, about life in South America and how two guides from Montana founded the best operation in Patagonia.
Rance, you and your partner in Patagonia River Guides (Travis Smith) are native of our home state of Montana. How did two guides from SW Montana end up starting and running the best fishing operation in Patagonia? Winters in Montana are quite long! After growing up in Montana and finishing college, we thought it was time to see the world. The endless summer meant southern hemisphere. It was originally just a “trout bum” adventure with guiding to pay the way, but turned into much much more after falling in love with Patagonia. Continue reading
This October we look to a good cause for inspiration for a limited offer product.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have a special offering to honor the month. The new Simms Pink Wading Belt is being offered this October only with all profits going to Casting for Recovery®. Casting for Recovery enhances the quality of life of women with breast cancer by providing retreats designed to promote and support mental and physical healing.
Where did this come from? Well, like a lot of families, the extended Simms family has been affected by breast cancer. And because we have domestic manufacturing in our Bozeman headquarters, we came up with an idea to do some good.
So, with your purchase of the Simms Pink Wading Belt, you too can support women with breast cancer and give yourself or that special angler in your life a stylish wading accessory. This is a limited offer so take advantage of it quickly.
To purchase your limited edition Pink Wading Belt, go here.