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The Slick Jacket and a Nod to Simms Repair

A few years ago I picked up Simms slick jacket from my pals at Deschutes Angler in Maupin.  Designed with winter steelheading in mind I couldn't dream of a better shell.  The pockets dont get in the way when you cast or row, and there is more than enough room for flies, tip wallet, and leader... all a winter steelheader needs.

I torture my gear and after a few seasons one of the cuff's stitching came undone and the zipper got fouled up.  Bummer!  With winter season upon us I sent the jacket back to Simms.  Assuming it takes a few days to get to Bozeman and a few days to get back to Bend, I'm pretty sure my jacket was at the Simms repair center for a matter of hours.  When I blow through my waders I can't say I've ever sent a pair in for warranty... they take care of guides very well and I never had the heart to send my waders back.  Needless to say I am more than impressed with my first experience with Simms repair.

Chris

Prior to repair, the Simms Slick Jacket (to the left). Jason Hartwick photo

Prior to repair, the Simms Slick Jacket (to the left). Jason Hartwick photo