Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 12 reviews
11 of 12 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Zip, Zip, Zip -
By: 123bar from Polonia, WI
It is really nice finishing a fly and not having it come apart while doing so. that has been my problem but not anymore as long as I remember how the Whip Finisher goes. I keep the directions close at hand for now. it's really easy to use and does a super job. that's the opinion of a amateur tier.
Excellent Whip Finisher -
By: FarandFine from Alexandria, VA
Top 10 Contributor
The extended-reach whip finisher is a great design that fits my hand, spins smoothly and improves my ability to tie quality flies.
Much Easier to use -
By: Lockley from Southern Louisiana Gulf Coast
Top 100 Contributor
I have another whip finisher the I found too much trouble to use. This design make it possible for even fumble fingers to do an acceptable job.
Whip Finisher -
By: KevinAZ from Phoenix, AZ
Top 50 Contributor
Whip finisher very light and spins freely in the cylinder.
Great purchase -
By: Builth from London UK
Excellent whip finisher, well made, very easy to use and a quality product. On the back of that have ordered more Orvis tools.
Easy Whip Finish -
I can never seem to hand tie the whip finish on large flies, but the Extended Reach Whip Finisher gets the job done quickly and professionally. I keep an extra one in my RV for tying when I travel.
Great easy to use -
By: flyfisher101 from Charlotte, NC
Top 250 Contributor
This is one of the most important tools to have if you tie flies. It is super easy to work, and it even comes with instructions. A true must have to your fly tying kit
Pretty Good -
This tool is just okay. I found that it didn't rotate very smoothly and it drove me crazy. Seemed like they needed to spend a little time polishing the metal parts that rub together. I tried several other of the same kind in the Orvis store and the all seemed about the same. I exchanged it for the Wasatch Whip Finisher which was the same price. I would highly recommend the Wasatch tool, but not this one.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
Posted: 10/28/2010 11:10:15 AM
We appreciate our customer's feedback and are reviewing these quality concerns. Our goal is to make sure it is absolutely right. You can always shop with confidence at Orvis—everything we sell is backed by our unconditional 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Great tool -
I've been tying flies for about three years and this whip finisher has been the best addition to my tool box! Previously, I would finish the fly with a few half hitches and be done with it. Now, I'm able to "finish" my flies with ease and a professional look! It's definitely made tying flies enjoyable!
Good Product -
By: SWANK from Hammond, LA
Top 250 Contributor
it's hard to get excited about a whip finisher...I think it is a fine product works well even for a beginner! Definitely recommend if you want your flies to stay together....