I have bad feet, and when you spend as much time wading as I do, good wading boots are worth their weight in gold.
I’ve just spent the past season wearing Simms G3 wading boots, and I’m going to keep my statement about them pretty simple - their comfort and performance is far above any other boot I’ve ever worn.
I also added some Simms Hardbite Studs, and Simms Alumibite Star Cleats, and grip whilst wading is amazing.
Some feedback from regular customer Peter Quigley sums up the G3 boot beautifully:
I just picked up a pair of the new Simms G-3 guide boots from Darren at Untamed Flies and Tackle and fished in them for three consecutive days in difficult rocky conditions. To say I’m impressed would be an understatement. There are not many wading boots I haven’t tried and I’ve found it impossible to get any boot over the past 20 years to allow me fish in comfort. These new boots from Simms are a game changer. Super comfortable, they feel light and agile. The eyes for the laces seem to extend closer to the toe allowing for a tighter fit and it also seems that there is a little more space in the toe box of the shoe. The grip is exceptional as always and the build looks solid and capable of many years fishing. If you are looking for a new pair of boots it will be very hard to beat the new Simms G-3 Guide boots.
Last thing I will mention is that the boots are definitely dual purpose, as they excel at both wading and hiking. This = comfort.
I have a large range in store, so either pop in, or jump online to try some for yourself: https://www.untamedfliesandtackle.com.au/store/p1102/Simms_G3_Guide_Boot
I’ve been using the Loon Infiniti UV light for the past 3 months, and its time to share the love.
Tying commercially has certainly taught me that all UV torches are not created equal. Most cure resins too slowly, and you end up with a tacky finish, regardless of which resin you use. Others fry the resin by setting it too quickly, and you see smoke come from the resin when this happens.
Enter the Loon Infinity. It sets resin quickly, tack free, and once I adjusted to the button being in a different place to my old Loon Megalight, I was absolutely stoked with its performance.
Here is a really cool feature, it comes with a 2200mAh 18650 rechargeable battery, and the torch is recharged by plugging in the supplied USB cable and connecting to a computer. I wasn’t sure how full the battery would be from new, so I charged it fully when I first received mine to see how long I’d get from a full charge. I was intending on writing this review once the first charge ran out, but after three months, and at least 10 boxes of bonefish flies later, it is still going on its first charge!
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a fussy bugger, and that I have absolutely no time for anything that doesn’t work well. The Loon UV Infiniti is the real deal, and it has my full endorsement as the best UV torch you can buy for your tying.
You know you need one: https://www.untamedfliesandtackle.com.au/store/p1169/Loon_Infinity_UV_Light.html