Bozeman, Montana – Simms Fishing Products, the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear and technical apparel takes utilizes their Save Our Streams campaign to raise money and awareness towards the protection of Idaho’s Henry’s Fork River.
Out of all the great fisheries in this country, it’s the ones that present the greatest range of challenges that offer the most meaningful rewards. Case and point – Idaho’s Henry’s Fork. Whether fishing iconic stretches like the Box Canyon or the fabled Harriman Ranch, anglers from around the world descend on the Henry’s Fork and its tributaries for the opportunity to chase wild fish in one of the most beautiful surroundings in North America.
“There’s no denying the beauty and quality of fishing that comes with fishing the Henry’s Fork,” says Simms Owner/President, K.C. Walsh. “It’s a river that’s can challenge the most accomplished of anglers and is one that I look forward to fishing each year. And I’m thrilled that through Save Our Streams, we as Simms can do our part to protect such an iconic waterway.”
The Henry’s Fork marks the fourth stop in the 2017 Save Our Streams tour. For the month of July, Simms has released a limited edition T-Shirt (available in Men’s and Women’s) designed by Chris McNally, an illustrator, designer and printmaker who specializes in watercolor and ink. A portion of every t-shirt sale (available through retail partners and www.simmsfishing.com/sos) will go back to The Henry’s Fork Foundation, the only not-for-profit organization whose sole purpose is to conserve, protect, and restore the Henry’s Fork watershed and its legendary wild trout. Known for prolific hatches of salmon flies, green drakes, brown drakes and PMDs, The Henry’s Fork is equally as fragile and highly contingent water quality.
“The Henry’s Fork Foundation (HFF) applauds Simms’ efforts to support aquatic conservation work across the nation through Save Our Streams” says HFF Executive Director, Brandon Hoffner. “Simms has been a valued conservation partner in the Henry’s Fork watershed for many years and HFF is honored to assist Simms as they roll out the Henry’s Fork version of SOS for July 2017.”
About Simms Fishing Products: Established in 1980, Montana-based Simms is the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear and technical apparel in fishing. In 2011, Simms expanded its product offering to include expertly crafted outerwear, footwear and sportswear that gives all anglers a choice in top-end, premium products. The full line of Simms gear is available at specialty and large format retailers nationwide as well as www.simmsfishing.com.
John Frazier, Community Specialist