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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

14 Review(s)

Items 1 to 10 of 14 total

Poor design Review by Holly Finn

Holly Finn 11/3/2015

I bought two retractors a month ago. The first one broke free from the pin within two uses. I put the other on and now I am down a retractor, an Abel nipper and my fav stars and stripes hemostat. Fragile device.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]

Thank you for taking the time to review the Simms Retractor. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-217-4667 so we can work with you on this issue.

(Posted on 11/3/2015)

Disappointing Review by Pisces Slayer

Pisces Slayer 10/11/2015

Rotating lock mechanism doesn't stay; way too much play; pin comes out. As a result, the retractor came off my pack twice in one day. I owned the previous version of this device; and it work flawlessly, unitil I broke it. Would not recommend this version, until the locking mechanism is fixed.

(Posted on 10/11/2015)

Should have listened to others. . . Review by Anthony

Anthony 8/25/2015

Despite the bad reviews here and elsewhere, I still bought two of these. Based on the comments, I reinforced the pin-to-cylinder connection with superglue. ...But, the teeny hinge pin that holds the 2 parts of the safety pin together at the rear broke after about a month (and very light usage). Luckily I noticed it at home.
Hopefully when Simms re-designs these and decides to use more than 15 cents of materials they'll change the color, or something, so people know it's safe to buy them again.
In the meantime, I would not trust these with any of my gear.

(Posted on 8/25/2015)

Not Simms quality Review by Tim

Tim 8/24/2015

The plastic retractor broke away from the metal pin after only a couple months use. The real bummer was that it took my Simms nippers with it (5 stars for the nippers).

(Posted on 8/24/2015)

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)

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