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Old 11-24-2006, 03:24 PM
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Need help choosing waders for my husband...

I would like to buy my husband some new waders for Christmas - I was considering the Simms G3 as I have read some good things about them.. anyone have any experience with them - or would anyone recommend another brand? He currently has a pair of Gore-Tex Cabelas stocking foot waders - he does stream and lake fishing. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:53 PM
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go with the simms guide weight - proven design and no fashion patches

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Old 11-24-2006, 08:15 PM
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The Simms waders are the top of the line and you can't go wrong with them, but what exact model to buy depends on several things:
1. How much are you looking to spend?
2. What type of fishing does he do? (small streams, rivers, ponds/lakes, etc?)
3. Does he fish most in any particular season?
4. Are these going to be his only pair of waders?
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:08 PM
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Thanks for your help

My husband fly fishes year round, though mostly from early Spring through late Fall. He enjoys fishing small streams and going out onto lakes in his float tube. I never considered different waders for different conditions - he currently owns one pair and dresses differently under the waders depending on how cold the water is, etc... Budget isn't as much of an issue, I just want to get him some waders that I know he will love. Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:57 AM
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I have to agree with Juro, the Simms Guides, I've had a pair for years wonderfull.
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:59 PM
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I do pretty much the same fishing as your husband (i.e. year round, streams and lakes, float tubing, and I add layers underneath when I need more warmth just like he does).

I don't have personal experience with Simms waders. I use Orvis Silver Label Gore Tex waders and love them. I got them off eBay for $75 or so, but they list for $200. They've stood up for 2 seasons of abuse doing all the things your husband does with no leaks or problems of any kind. And the Orvis return/repair policy is as good as it gets.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:13 AM
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The Sims Guide waders are terrrific, but if budget isn't a big deal, why not go for the best. Your husband will love the G3's. Lucky guy.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:55 AM
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Simms guide weight

Hi Everyone,

I don't mean to jump in on FlyFishersWife's thread, but a few are talking about simms guide weight waders. I've been looking on E-Bay myself for a new pair and are these waders the Simms Classic Guide Waders the same as you are talking about.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:51 AM
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If haven't heard it enough already....

Simms are the perfect as far as I'm concerned. I have had mine for four years now, and while the price was a little rich at the time, I don't regret the purchase one bit. I keep a pair of Browning neoprene waders that I had before the Simms. I tell myself I will use them in the winter..... I have used them once to pick up garbage around one of the area lakes. Simms =

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are these waders the Simms Classic Guide Waders the same as you are talking about.

yes these are the ones
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:34 AM
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Thanks everyone!! I decided to try the Simms Classic Guide Waders - I even found them on sale I really appreciate all of your help!
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My husband fly fishes ... Budget isn't as much of an issue
one thing, how can I get my wife (bless her) to say things like that ?

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