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Posted on August 24 2010

Look closely and you may spot your editor.
Look closely and you may spot your editor.

We recently got a walk through of the Spring 2011 product line from Simms, and over the next little while we’re going give you some of the highlights from our standpoint.

Today we’re starting with a category of product that is maybe not the most technical but we think is pretty cool nonetheless – camo gear!

Does camouflage really matter that much when you’re fishing?  Probably not.  Does camo gear look cool?  We think so, but that’s of course up to you.  Is it nice to have some gear options that aren’t olive or khaki or dark blue?   Heck yeah.

Simms is showing some serious dedication to camo in their 2011 product line.  Our quick nonscientific survey of their new line came up with 12 items available in camo.

In the picture up top you see the Rogue Fleece Hoody, a super comfortable top made of polyester with a DWR coating and a really soft lining.  This is not a particularly technical piece but will be great for layering and lounging around camp.  Also tucked in there are the 6-panel Washed Twill Cap and the new Sungaiter (think Buff but cut a little different).  Expect to see that hoody on a lot of pieces of water and at associated nearby watering holes.

Surf short montage by Eric Neufeld
Surf short montage by Eric Neufeld

The new Surf Short adds a less-traditional option for fishing on the flats or on those warm days in trout land.  These are classic surf shorts, with no liner, a velcro fly and a tie closure.

Note to those of you who hate camo and are currently choking on your morning cup of coffee: all the items mentioned in this post are also available in non-camo colors as well.  Your favorite Simms dealer should have all this stuff on or around January 15th.

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