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Simms comes to aid of Yellowstone ecosystem


A new wader designed to provide financial support to the Yellowstone ecosystem in the US is being released by Simms Fishing Products.

The company has collaborated with Montana Freshwater Partners (MFP) on the project in response to the devastating floods that occurred earlier this year.

A 500-year flood event had a devastating effect on the south-west of Montana. Bridges, houses and roadways were swept away, leaving millions of dollars in damage and years of restoration work ahead.

The company quickly partnered with MFP to come up with a significant funding scheme to help regenerate the Yellowstone ecosystem. And to announce the launch of the Simms Watershed Stockingfoot Wader, it made a donation of $10,000 to the Yellowstone River Stewardship Campaign.

“It’s hard to put into words what the Yellowstone River and ecosystem mean to Simms,” said Diane Bristol, Simms VP of Community and Culture. “On the surface it’s a picturesque, iconic trout fishery, but in reality it’s so much more than that.

“It’s where we unwind, create and recreate memories and forge lifelong family bonds and friendships.”

The all-new wader is patterned after Simms’s multi-award winning G3 Guide Stockingfoot model and uses Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric in the three-layer upper and four-layer lower parts of the wader.

The fabric is light, treatable, durable and waterproof and allows a wide range of movement. Other features include an oversized, zippered chest pocket, adjustable suspenders with opposing buckles for waist height conversion and front and back leg seams for mobility.

The wader also incorporates gravel guards and anatomically correct left and right stocking feet. It is available from January 2023 in eight sizes in limited quantities at $599.95.

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