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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

21 Review(s)

Items 1 to 10 of 21 total

Simms needs a complete revamp on their design Review by Miguel

Miguel 11/16/2016

Although the Simms Customer Service was nice enough to replace a retractor because the metal locking mechanism actually broke, taking away a nice pair of nippers along with it, the replacement also had issues.

As many have stated, the metal assembly has the tendency to get detached from the plastic since it is secure by only two small holes. Luckily this happened where I could retrieve my new pair of nippers, so not much was lost. Went home and epoxied the connection between the metal and the plastic rivets.

Unfortunately, I am now noticing that the clasp that secures the pin has the tendency to open on its own, thus a pair of hemostats are now at the bottom of the river.

As I said, I already took advantage of Simm's great customer service to replace one of them, and I don't think the postage being paid to send these back time and time again is worth the price of the actual retractor. Considering that the retractors are now being found in 'outlet' shops, it looks like Simms finally scrapped the bad design and hopefully a better product is in the wings.

Thank you for your honest review, Miguel.

If you are still having trouble with these retractors I would highly recommend giving us a call at 1-800-217-4667 so we can work to resolve this dilemma.

-Simms Pro Desk

(Posted on 11/16/2016)

Ignore my previous review Review by BlueLotus

BlueLotus 9/27/2016

So in my previous review I lost my retractor and all that was on it because the pin's swivel clip came open. I went to the same fly fishing store and talked to the owner and showed how I had it on my chest pack and he said that I had it on wrong. I had the pin just "clipped" onto one of the chest pack loops and whole retractor was dangling. Turns out you need to have the swivel clip flush to the fabric so it doesn't randomly open. Ignore my previous review. I'll give myself 1 star for stupidity and the retractor 5 stars.

HOWEVER, they could put short instructional warning on the packaging saying to ensure that the swivel clip is flush to the fabric being pinned to in order to prevent it from randomly opening.

(Posted on 9/27/2016)

Good Retractor. Terrible Pin Assembly Review by BlueLotus

BlueLotus 9/26/2016

Bought at a local fly fishing store and the owner raved about them. When I first held it in my hand I noticed the swivel clip on the pin opened and closed way too easy. I asked the owner if it was going to be a problem but he said he had had his for years and no issues. Should have trusted my gut instinct. The swivel clip on the pin opened twice the retractor came off my chest back. Luckily I noticed that happening and I thought about putting some thread lock on it to fix it but instead trusted the Fly shop owner's advice. Needless to say the third time it opened yesterday and I lost this $15 retractor as well as $35 worth of high end nippers, nail knot tool and leader straightener. Not happy.

The saying is true: "You're only as strong as its weakest link" and it's a fantastic retractor with, unfortunately, a super cheap pin assembly. Should have read the reviews here before I bought it.

[Simms Pro Desk]

We appreciate your review, Blue Lotus. If you feel there is a defect in this retractor please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-217-4667 so we can work to find a solution.

(Posted on 9/26/2016)

You will lose your nippers ! Review by Mayphly

Mayphly 9/22/2016

I have purchased 2 of these and both have broken within days of use. The pin will detach from the body of the retractor taking with it your expensive nippers. Simms should know that this is a problem but the design remains unchanged.

[Simms Pro Desk]

Thank you for your honest review, Mayphly. Please feel free to give our warranty center a call at 1-800-217-4667 so we can work to find a solution.

(Posted on 9/22/2016)

Pretty bad connection Review by Dubstructor

Dubstructor 6/20/2016

After only a few weeks of use the metal pin assembly started to wobble and work itself free of the plastic body. I took a soldering iron to the plastic rivets thru the pin and tried to get it back in place, coated the area where the metal meets plastic with epoxy to just seal it up, works great now.

(Posted on 6/20/2016)

Very poor design Review by Sherwood

Sherwood 6/3/2016

I have had the same issue as others have noted. I just bought a pair of these and within minutes of attaching the SIMMS Retractor the locking ring on one just fell right off and the other the entire pin assemble came completely apart from the retractor!!!

I'm sure glad this happened at home and not out on the water where I'm sure I would have lost my nippers and hemostats.

What a waste of money! Would not recommend!

[Simms Pro Desk]

Thank you for your review, Sherwood. We are happy to work on a warranty claim if you would give us a call at 1-800-217-4667.

(Posted on 6/3/2016)

Great Review by Merp

Merp 2/14/2016

Works great even after 3-4 seasons of hard fishing!

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]

Merp, we are very glad to hear that your retractor is working well for you! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

(Posted on 2/14/2016)

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)

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