Simms Waders and the Mouse
A month ago I was on my way up north in Michigan, heading to the cabin by Glen Lake. The plan? Fly fish the Platte River. It was a really short trip, so in the scramble to get ready I was not careful about checking over all my gear I was taking. Lesson learned. Turns out a mouse had gotten into the box containing my brand new Simms Waders I had bought last summer, rendering them useless. Luckily for me, I found out the Platte River is not very deep in most the spots I would be, so I got by with some hip boots.
See? I was fine. I was not, however, fine about my destroyed Simms waders. How silly to not properly store them (hang them up, people, or use an airtight container that mice don't chew through). I figured it was a good $250 just thrown away, and I had resigned to the fact that I'd have to continue wearing my old waders for a while longer until I was ready to spend that kind of cash again on new ones. Thankfully, I was convinced to give a try at sending them back to Simms with my letter of grief. They must have taken pity on a beginning fly fisher, because they came back fully repaired - FOR FREE. Shout out to Simms for being an amazing company.
-A.G., Vintage Firearms Inc, Production/Media Manager
Vintage Firearms Inc.
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