Simms was founded in 1980 by visionary angler and
longtime river guide John Simms. Having spent decades providing clients with
life-changing experiences on the world’s most majestic rivers, John realized
the waders available at that time weren’t up to the job of keeping the folks he
was guiding dry, comfortable and safe on the river. In 1993 K.C. Walsh, a
lifelong angler raised in a multi-generational fishing family, combined two of
his passions, fishing and guiding companies to realize their full potential.
K.C.’s first order of business back in 1993 was to move Simms' Headquarters to
Bozeman, Montana. That first year also saw the release of Simms’ first-ever
waterproof, breathable wader featuring GORETEX® construction. Since then, Simms
has become known as a place the fishing industry looks for the latest advances
in GORE-TEX technology. Today, Simms is recognized as a global leader in the
fishing industry and employs more than 180+ at its Bozeman headquarters.