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Fishermen who say they already have everything they need are lying. There is always another piece of gear they could use, whether they know it or not. That’s why we put together this list of fishing gifts from Simms. The ideas below are sure to be winners for fly fishers, bass anglers, and even those who fish through the ice.
We rounded up everything from waders and boots to rain jackets and pliers. Better yet, our team has tested most of this gear on the water and can speak to the quality and performance of Simms Fishing Products. Here are the 10 best Simms fishing gifts you can give this year.
Simms took one of the best entry-level fishing waders on the market and made it even better. The new Freestone waders feature neoprene gravel guards, updated leg seams, and the G3 fit block. I wore the older Freestones for over six seasons, and they never let me down. Now they’re new and improved and come in a sweet midnight blue color. The perfect gift for anglers of all levels.
The Simms G3 Guide Waders took home the Field & Stream Best New Wader award last year. And we had the chance to put them through the wringer for a full review. They excelled in every area, proving to be comfortable and durable for long days on the river.
Cold winter days—whether on the ice or casting from a boat—call for serious, cold weather gear. The Simms Guide insulated jacket features PrimaLoft insulation with a 100 percent waterproof outer shell. It offers extreme warmth and protection from the elements for anglers venturing out into the cold.
I’ve worn the Simms G3 Guide boots for over three years now, and I absolutely love them. They’re some of the best wading boots out there. They’re comfortable and durable and offer great support on slippery rivers. I opted for the rubber soles and paired them with studs to get even more traction. I wear a size 11 ½ shoe, and the size 12 G3 boots fit me perfectly. Anglers can get the G3 boots for $60 off right now.
This is still one of the best rain jackets we’ve tested and a favorite among serious bass anglers. The Challenger jacket is breathable, lightweight, and fully waterproof. It has an adjustable hood, zippered chest pocket, and kill-switch D-ring attachment. Pair it with the Challenger Bibs for a complete rain suit, and there is nothing that can keep you off the water.
There’s no such thing as having too many fishing shirts. This is one of my favorites for hot summer days. It has a 50+ UPF rating and a mesh back for quick cooling. It’s lightweight and comfortable, and it comes in four different patterns.
This is the perfect gift for a trout angler. It has just enough room for the essentials—fly boxes, tippet, leader, water, snacks, and other miscellaneous gear. The shoulder strap is comfortable, and it comes with a tool attachment port. This updated version also includes a built-in net sheath with a D-ring attachment.
Give a gift that can double as a fishing shirt and an everyday flannel. Water-resistant and quick-drying, the Gallatin flannel is as good-looking as it is functional. It even has chest pockets big enough to hold fly boxes. While it’s available in three plaid prints, we like the Neptune Ombre Plaid the best.
Sun protection on the water is crucial, and the SolarFlex Hoody has a 50+ UPF rating. It is lightweight and breathable, but more importantly, this hoody is not restrictive. That means you (or your giftee) can cast without issue and stay covered from UV rays all day.
I carry the Flyweight Plier on my pack at all times. It comes with a Molle webbing holster for easy attachment onto packs, wading belts, or suspender straps. It’s made from an aluminum body with stainless steel jaws and cutters—perfect for crushing barbs, cutting line, and removing hooks.