New Products: Simms ExStream Boot-Foot Wader

September 13, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

I was chatting with Ray Schmidt, owner of Schmidt Outfitters, one of the oldest fly shops in the Michigan area, yesterday, and he had a lot of good things to say about the new boot-foot wader from Simms. According to Schmidt the ExStream finally fits the bill for steelheaders and other anglers looking for a warm, breathable boot-foot wader with a lug sole — a category of product that hadn’t got the attention it deserved from wader manufacturers in the past. They are not summer waders, to be sure, but Schmidt described them as “an important step for fishing warmth in cold climates.” Not a bad price-point either, at $399.95, given the fact that these waders are likely to last a long, long time. You can read more details on the new waders at Schmidt’s Web site,