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Dig less, fish more, and keep imperative tools primed for action via Simms’ new and improved injection molded Retractor®. Attachment stems from a stainless steel pin that’s compatible with all Simms waders and packs, while the rugged PE coil extends the reach of your nippers, pliers, and tippet spools to about two feet.


  • New & improved Injection molded retractor tube with stainless steel pin attachment
  • Male cap locks into female funnel to keep your tools in place
  • PE coil extends 2 feet
  • Clips into Simms Waders & Packs

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  • Proudly made in the United States of America. Click here to see more of Simms USA-made products.


Customer Reviews

10 Review(s)

10 Item(s)

Look great, but do not perform. Review by Chris

Chris 8/17/2015

The locking ring on the pin kept failing and the pin would come loose over and over again. Last time I was out the locking ring just fell off!! Needless to say the retractor is now completely useless. If these retractors attached more securely they would be an awesome product.

(Posted on 8/17/2015)

Lost Nippers Review by RBP

RBP 8/14/2015

There are two issues with the Simms Retractor: (1) I just lost my nippers. The metal clip appears to be weak and not well designed. Should be a positive connection. Also metal is very thin, like the diameter of a small safety pin. Was not doing anything unusual, like walking through heavy brush, etc. Only owned it a few months. (2) The retractor attaches with a pin clip that holds the retractor vertical. However, when you pull the nippers to the side, the retractor does not rotate and the coil catches on the body. I like the Fishpond Swivel retractor that is held on with a pin and rotates. Much easier to use.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] Great suggestion RBP. We have passed your idea on to the product team.

(Posted on 8/14/2015)

fair Review by mikey2378

mikey2378 6/12/2015

I bought 5 of these at $9.95 a pop! They have such a cool look so they were meant to replace the old black style! But there is definitely a problem with the glue that holds the pin to the retractor! They just don't put enough on it

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Please contact our repair center at 888-585-3570 so we can find out more. Thank you for letting us know.

(Posted on 6/12/2015)

Not the quality I expect from a SIMMS product Review by Philipp

Philipp 6/12/2015

I purchased two of these. The pin assembly of the first one broke off of the retractor housing, when trying to attach the retractor to my SIMMS Dry Creek Hip Pack. I took the other one and tried again very carefully, but the same result occurred. I will not buy these retractors again – never ever. Very disappointing.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Please contact our repair center at 888-585-3570 and we will see what we can do.

(Posted on 6/12/2015)

weak Review by Robg

Robg 6/5/2015

Broke away from the pin clip after minimal use. I also placed it on my pack. The older version was much more robust.

(Posted on 6/5/2015)

Keeps on working! Review by Steamboat David

Steamboat David 5/30/2015

I fish in the Headwater Mesh Vest. I loved the retractors, so I bought 2 of these...after 2-3 seasons of heavy, they work perfectly!

(Posted on 5/30/2015)

Best design Review by Tom

Tom 1/19/2015

Replaced all my zingers--they barely made it one season, and I've tried sooo many. Now I only use these Simms Retractors and I have no regrets. These are more durable, quiet, and have a longer reach.

(Posted on 1/19/2015)

Not normal Simms quality Review by Darren

Darren 6/9/2014

I purchased two of these and one broke when I tried to put it on my bag. It sepparated from the pin clip. I tried the other with my simms sling pack and it broke off from the pin clip and I lost a $50 set of Able nippers! Not real happy with the design.

(Posted on 6/9/2014)

prone to breaking Review by plarms

plarms 6/5/2014

These are now made of plastic and are very prone to failing. I bought two this spring and have had both break (the pin mechanism pulls off). When they were made of metal, they were good, now they are very poor, and you can lose whatever is connected to them. To be fair, I can fish in very brushy situations, and I am out 125 or more days a year, but I expect better quality from Simms.

(Posted on 6/5/2014)

Nice All Around Review by Marshall

Marshall 1/17/2014

I have replaced all of my wind-up retractors with these because of a few reasons:
1 - Rust proof design. Besides the pin on the back and the clip, there is no internal coil spring to rust up or fill with river junk.
2 - Mount anywhere. I like how they fit in the small spaces along a zipper or on the edge of a pouch or vest pocket.
3 - They're QUIET! It may not seem like much, but I enjoyed getting rid of the squeeks and zipping sounds of the wind-up retractors.

(Posted on 1/17/2014)

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