...were developed with a view to see what other tackle necessities could be engineered from eco-friendly materials. The Sean Simms loop tyer (pictured left) is a premium example of a beautiful angling accessory made from iroko wood and stainless steel, offering the angler something a little more attractive than mass-produced plastic (at a very reasonable and competitive price). These accessories are a mix of must-haves and great gift ideas, plus a couple of new inventions (like the weigh sling adapter) designed to solve angling problems to make your sessions as enjoyable as possible. Products are by no means exclusive and start from as little as £2.99 – there is certainly something for every angler!
As you have probably guessed from the content of this site, sustainability is a big focus for the fishing tackle. The original idea was to replace plastic products with wooden alternatives, but as time passed, lessons were learned about product packaging and postal packaging. Hopefully the sustainable processed used will show the tackle trade that it is possible to: 1. Use kinder, sustainable materials in the manufacturing process; 2. Create packaging that can be recycled, and; 3. Deliver products safely to the customer using recyclable and biodegradable materials.
Sean Simms Fishing Tackle began life in a humble workshop in rural Oxfordshire – the brainchild of a keen angler trying to design and engineer angling accessories that would be fit for purpose, durable, desirable, treasured, and most of all, environmentally friendly. After years of testing and adjustments and a lot of the tackle trialed by friends and anglers alike, in 2017 Sean Simms Fishing Tackle turned from an experimental idea to a successfully producing tackle supplier. The ethos of the brand is a push towards environmentally friendly fishing tackle products with sustainable base materials and 100% recyclable/biodegradable packaging to replace the usual plastics. Additionally, every effort has been made to obtain UK-sourced materials, so you can rest assured your products' production was kind to the environment and the natural materials used are no threat to the beautiful creatures of the countryside.
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...are the only wooden unhooking device on the market in the UK for the coarse and specimen angler. After extensive testing and refining, feedback strongly suggested that the angling community would welcome these wooden disgorgers. The ethos of the brand is to provide products that are individually crafted (not mass-produced) with only the best wood that has been delicately sanded, and coated in several layers of strong varnish. The aim is that these items are treasured by the owner for many, many years of reliable and effective use, while simultaneously fulfilling the environmental need to offer sustainable and eco-friendly tackle alternatives. The 2 x disgorger set with presentation pouch & cord makes the ideal angling gift!
...are a culmination of all things luxury, from the products themselves to the immaculate high-end presentation. Looking at the market, there was an abundance of lavish fly fishing sets, but nothing as luxurious for the coarse angler. The fishing set (pictured right) makes an ideal gift for those angling-obsessed individuals, with a selection of products thrown together to cover an abundance of angling needs. Prefer fishing for specimens... the baiting set and day session bobbin set are ideal for the big fish hunter looking to introduce more natural materials to their setup. Please see the gallery for more pictures of the fishing sets!
It's all to easy to offer an environmentally friendly product then forget that delivery packaging has an even bigger impact on the environment – with usual culprits such as bubble wrap and polystyrene. All Sean Simms products are wrapped using recyclable brown paper and card, as well as biodegradable packaging tape – strong and trustworthy materials that are 100% biodegradable and recyclable. For the fishing sets, instead of using plastic wadding to ensure safe delivery, hay is used (no different to what you might find in a rabbit hutch) – which is cheap, effective, and biodegradable!
Caring for the environment and sustainability is very important to the Sean Simms Fishing Tackle brand, and that is why all of the packaging is recyclable and biodegradable, made from a mixture of card and jute twine – inexpensive, yet very attractive and robust materials. Packaging that is biodegradable can still be practical and elegant, proving that you can maintain the look and security of classic packaging while also being kind to the environment. See below for a few items in the range in their packaging!