Simms Named as Official ABA Clothing Sponsor - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Simms Named as Official ABA Clothing Sponsor

Posted: Updated:

ATHENS, Ala. July 08, 2013 – A major force in tournament bass fishing and a top fishing apparel company joined forces today when Simms Fishing Products, makers of the highest quality fishing clothes and products available, became the official clothing sponsor of American Bass Anglers, announced ABA officials.

"Simms Fishing Products is proud to be the official apparel sponsor of all American Bass Anglers tournament trails," said Rich Hohne, SIMMS digital marketing and public relations manager. "We are sure the relationship will open up the SIMMS name to legions of passionate anglers who are the inspiration for the gear we make."

American Bass Anglers annually conducts up to a thousand low cost, close to home bass tournaments for weekend anglers all across the United States. The SIMMS sponsorship includes the Bass Weekend Series, the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series and the annual Military Team Bass Tournament.

"We are thrilled to have SIMMS as a partner and our members will benefit greatly from their clothing that provides the right protection when they are outdoors," said Morris Sheehan, president of American Bass Anglers. "SIMMS attention to quality, detail and products that the angler needs makes them a perfect partner for American Bass Anglers."

Founded in 1980, by John Simms, a well-known Jackson, Wyo. fishing guide, Simms Fishing Products builds various items that protect anglers from the elements in any condition. In 1993, SIMMS introduced breathable waders in a pioneering effort with W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., makers of GORE-TEX materials. This cooperation revolutionized the waders industry and opened up new possibilities for the sport. Today, SIMMS, the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear and technical fishing apparel and accessories, operates a 60,000-square-foot facility in Bozeman, Mont., the only manufacturing facility making waders in the United States.

"Protection of the elements is extremely important for anglers who venture into those elements every weekend," Hohne explained. "Although SIMMS has grown and evolved over the years, the vision remains the same: to build the highest quality products to keep our customers dry, comfortable and protected from the elements in any condition. Whether for keeping anglers dry while wading a stream or providing sun protection, SIMMS has the right products for any angler. We work with the very best material suppliers in the world in our commitment to make high performance, technical clothing and outerwear for outdoors enthusiasts."

Sportsmen can see the full line of SIMMS gear at specialty and major retailers across North America or on line at www.simmsfishing.com. For more information, call ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, visit www.americanbassanglers.com

  • OutdoorsMore>>

  • Milling and Gross win Fish-N- Fun C.B.A. September Bass Tournament

    Milling and Gross win Fish-N- Fun C.B.A. September Bass Tournament

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:23:47 GMT
    The team of James Milling and Buddy Gross caught a 5 bass limit weighing 23.50 pounds to win first place and $2,000.00 in the Fish-N-Fun CBA September bass tournament. This tournament was held Saturday, September 13th at Chester Frost Boat Ramp...More
    The team of James Milling and Buddy Gross caught a 5 bass limit weighing 23.50 pounds to win first place and $2,000.00 in the Fish-N-Fun CBA September bass tournament. This tournament was held Saturday, September 13th at Chester Frost Boat Ramp...More
  • Shelton Wins Season Ending Kayak Bass Tournament on Chickamauga

    Shelton Wins Season Ending Kayak Bass Tournament on Chickamauga

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:47:20 GMT
    The Chattanooga Bass Yakkers held their twelveth and final tournament of the season Saturday out of Bear Trace boat ramp on Chickamauga Lake. At the end of the day Matt Shelton took the win in the 20 boat field kayak bass tournament with...More
    The Chattanooga Bass Yakkers held their twelveth and final tournament of the season Saturday out of Bear Trace boat ramp on Chickamauga Lake. At the end of the day Matt Shelton took the win in the 20 boat field kayak bass tournament with...More
  • Permit Drawing for Second Sandhill Crane Season Set for October 18

    Permit Drawing for Second Sandhill Crane Season Set for October 18

    Saturday, September 6 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-09-06 22:59:26 GMT
    A hand-held permit drawing for the second sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Birchwood Community Center (formerly the Birchwood School) in north Hamilton County.A total of 400 permits are available and each permit carries a limit of three birds...More
    A hand-held permit drawing for the second sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Birchwood Community Center (formerly the Birchwood School) in north Hamilton County.A total of 400 permits are available and each permit carries a limit of three birds...More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.