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Win a Simms G4 Pro Jacket Worth £499!

10 February 2015 17:26:37 GMT

Our latest competition is now up and running and this month we are giving you the chance to win a Simms G4 Pro Jacket worth £499!

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Simms Fly Fishing JacketsSimms was founded in 1980 by keen angler John Simms who thought there was a real need for better fishing waders and accessories than what was currently available on the market. Soon after, Simms Fishing Products became one of the first companies in the world to start using neoprene in their production of waders providing added durability and warmth.   In 1993 current owner, K.C. Walsh acquired the company and under his leadership a fantastic partnership with W.L Gore & Associates, producers of GORE-TEX® fabric, was formed which opened up a whole new spectrum to Simms Fishing Waders and clothing line.   Simms G4 Pro JacketToday, the Simms G4 Pro Jacket is the ultimate in angling protection when it comes to enduring the weather. The Storm proof G4 Pro Jacket features an updated GORE-TEX® PRO shell fabric which is 15% lighter in weight than the previous G4 jacket and also has an improved abrasion resistance and tear strength.   There are 9 storage pockets overall to provide ample storage of all you’ll need without having to return to the tackle box too often. The Dry Cuff™ design is highly water resistant and keeps water out of the sleeve when tailing fish or casting in the rain.   To be in with a chance of netting yourself one of these fantastic fishing jackets, be sure to enter our competition now which can be found here.
The start of fly fishing seasons throughout the UK is upon us and following on from our Apparel for Cold Weather Article is our short guide to some of the popular items of fishing clothing and water protection.   Snowbee Granite Neoprene Bootfoot Chest Waders with Combi SoleIf you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the water then it’s worth investing in a pair of waders. These Snowbee ones offer all the essentials of a pair of waders in spades. Not only do they feature a combi felt sole they’ve also got a helpful front pouch pocket – perfect for keeping your hands warm when you’re resting them between catches. Take a look at these Snowbee Granite Neoprene Bootfoot Chest Waders in our catalogue; they’re just what you need when catching that next big fish. Currently on sale at £89.99.   Le Chameau Vierzonord BootsIt’s important to have shoes for different kinds of weather during Winter and is likely yp be particularly wet along the riverbanks. These Le Chameau Vierzonord boots make for a great waterproof option. If you’re in shallow waters, or on the way to some, these enable you to stay dry and still keep your footing. £165.00.   Greys Strata All Weather Wading JacketTo keep you warm up top, how about the Greys Strata All Weather Wading Jacket. This jacket is a perfect all-round fishing jacket that features specially designed Flo-Guard cuffs that reduce the trickle of water up the sleeves whilst casting as well as being lightweight, waterproof and incredibly warm. Currently available to order online for £129.99.   Simms Coldweather TrousersFinally we have the Simms Coldweather Trousers on sale for £85.00. These cold weather pants are really warm and feature a DurapelPlus® water-resistant finish with a textured fleece lining providing excellent comfort. Other features include hand warmer pockets, hook and loop adjustable cuff and knee articulation for ease of movement.   So take a look now at our full range of Fishing Clothing and make sure you don’t suffer in the cold weather when you get your season underway.
Our new competition is now up and running and this month we are offering the chance of winning a Simms G3 Guide Jacket worth £399!   Simms G3 Guide JacketSimms has become one of the fore-runners in innovation and quality when it comes to fishing clothing suitable for all weather conditions. Considered the best in the world by many, their partnership with W. L. Gore and Associates has allowed them to develop and create items of fishing clothing that gives maximum performance as well as supreme comfort.   The G3 Guide Jacket has been one of our best sellers and with all the features it comes with it is easy to see why. These include:     -          Quick-drying micro-fleece with lined hand warmer pockets and zipper closure -          Adjustable storm hood, cuffs and shock cord hem -          Heavier fabric in shoulders for additional durability and lighter nylon fabric in body for enhanced pack-ability -          7 storage pockets: 2 bellowed chest pockets, 2 zippered chest pockets, 2 zippered tippet pockets and 1 large back pocket -          2 patented built-in retractors -          3-layer Gore-Tex® Performance Shell fabric   For a full list of all Simms products we currently sell, check out our website or alternatively request copies of our Country Sports and Fly Fishing Catalogues today.

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To be in with a chance to win this Simms G3 Guide Jacket, visit our competition page now and answer the simple multiple choice question.

Fishing Tackle Essentials

11 May 2011 14:48:30 BST

The right fishing tackle is essential if you want to catch fish. Here at John Norris we're all experienced anglers, and know what sort of fishing tackle you should be looking at. Here's what you need to think about. 1. Fishing rod Your fishing rod is probably the most important item of fishing tackle, and so you'll want to get it right. Whether you're fishing in a lake, or river, or looking for a budget, or premium fishing rod, you'll want to make sure that you get it right first time. 2. Fishing line Your fishing line needs to be capable of holding the fish that you'll be catching so you should always purchase a high quality line from a leading brand. 3. Fishing reel Your fishing reel doesn't have to be the most expensive, the most advanced or the lightest, but it does have to work well. If your fishing reel isn't as good as it used to be, or you're setting up a different rod, why not buy a new reel too? 4. Fishing flies The rest of your fishing tackle is useless without the right fishing flies. You'll want to make sure that you have the right sort of flies for the fish you're catching, where you're fishing and the time of year. Why not have a go at fly tying too? 5. Brands You might already have some fishing brands in mind. Here at John Norris we stock the leading brands, including Hardy, Greys, Sage, Abu Garcia, Daiwa, Loop, Scott Mackenzie, Shakespeare fishing rods and reels, Cortland, Rio and Scientific Anglers Lines, and clothing from Barbour, Snowbee, Simms and more. 6. Fishing clothing Staying warm and dry is important, as you'll be outside for a long time. If your jacket isn’t waterproof, or your hands always get cold, perhaps now is the time to buy some better fishing clothing. 7. Fishing boots You'll need to make sure that you don’t slip on the wet banks, so having the right footwear is important. You might go for wellington boots, fishing boots, or waders. 8. Fishing box Keeping the small items of your fishing safe and well organised in a fishing box is recommended, so that you don’t lose things, and so that you always know where they are when you need them. 9. Fishing bag A fishing bag helps to keep your fishing tackle together, so that you're not hunting round the house for things, or worse, likely to forget something important when you go fishing. 10. Value for money No matter what items of fishing tackle you need, you'll want to get the right product at the right price. No matter whether you're new to fishing and looking at a budget fishing reel, or an experienced angler looking for the latest high end fishing rod, you'll want to know that you're getting value for money. Here at John Norris, we've got many years experience, and fantastic products, and the knowledge to help you to buy the fishing tackle you need. Find out more by browsing our fishing tackle section, or by calling us on 01768 864211 today.

General Fishing Tips And Advice

22 March 2011 13:13:29 GMT

Here at John Norris we go fishing as often as we can, and love it as much as you do. We know what makes good fishing tackle, what works, and what sort of things just aren't up to the job. We've put together some tips and advice, so that you can get the most out of each and every fishing trip, whether it's a holiday, or an afternoon. We'd recommend that you wear sunglasses with polarised lenses to protect your eyes when you’re fishing. As well as making sure that your eyes are shielded from the sun, they'll help you to see better in varying conditions, and will also mean that you don’t ever get a hook in your eye. With sunglasses from £15 to over £150, there's bound to be a pair for you, wherever and whenever you fish. You can't put a price on your vision, so if you're going to be spending a lot of your time fishing, you'll want to make sure that your sunglasses are suitable. We stock Costa Del Mar, Snowbee, Flying Fisherman and Cocoons, and there are plenty of styles and lens colours to choose from. Costa Del Mar 580P Sunglasses are the best on the market for spotting fish and protecting your eyes also Cocoons are great if you wear glasses as they will fit over them. If you enjoy fishing, then you'll definitely want to get a pair of Waders sooner rather than later, so that you're not worried about getting wet, and won't need to worry about losing your footing when you're on the bank. We stock Simms, Guideline, Greys, Snowbee, Ocean and Vision. Our favourites are the Simms G3 Gore-Tex waders as they are the most Breathable and durable, also, the Greys G-Series waders as they are the best value. A fishing vest is a really good idea, so that you can take everything with you when you go into the water. You won't need to worry about leaving your phone or your keys on the bank, or having to go back to get your sunglasses or something you need. Our favourite is the Guideline GL Fly Vest. A decent fishing bag will keep your fishing tackle, and everything else you need with you, in one place, so that you don’t have to spend ages looking for it, and know that by picking up your fishing bag, you've got exactly what you need. Why not have a look at the Sage DXL Kit bag or the Wychwood Boatman bag and see which one's right for you? The right sort of fishing clothing will keep you warm and dry, and so means that you can concentrate on the fish, and not your cold fingers. With everything from jackets and trousers, to hats, socks, gloves, fleeces and shirts, you'll find everything you need to stay warm when you're out for the day. Barbour, Simms, Hardy, Greys, Guideline and Snowbee are always popular, and it's easy to see why.
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