Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 52 reviews
51 of 52 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Highly Recommended ! -
By: Rick46 from Tampa, Florida
I've tried all types of net systems. I have a break-away right now that works OK, but it requires reconnecting the catch. I've tried other retractable lines, but they wear out quickly. This is the strongest one I've seen and I highly recommend it.
good tool -
Used a friend's net retractor and was impressed enough to buy my own - worked well - well made.
Very strong - works as advertised! -
By: KCheek from Charlotte, NC
Couldn't find anything locally, Charlotte, NC area, that was strong enough to hold my net up without getting tangled in my feed and dragging the ground. Ordered this from Orvil and must say it works perfectly...as advertised!
Problem Solved -
By: Darren1234 from The Driftless
I have been looking for the right net keeper system for years, and this is it. It allows you to reach out for a fish, where other systems wont. When you're done with the net, it zips right back into place and out of the way. No searching for a magnet. Plus, you can lock it in place while you're hiking through the woods, so no more lost nets somewhere in the brush!
Strong and Secure -
By: Otch from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Top 10 Contributor
This is a perfect little retractor. After years of stuggling with hanging my net on a D ring on my back or on the back of by backpack, only to have the net swing around and club me in the head or face whenever I bent over, I finally found a net with a handle that slips onto to my belt. I simply attach the retractor on my belt next to where my net slips on, and I have the perfect outfit. The retractor gives me plenty of length to reach for a fish, and securely hold the net in case I drop it.
Works well -
By: Yunick from Manchester, CT
The pull seems to be just right; strong enough so the net doesn't inch down my back but light enough so I don't have to struggle to pull my net around. Don't know how well it will hold up over time but we'll see.
Quality is understatement -
Very strong and sturdy. I've bought a ripoff version before and it gave out after a few trips. This is orvis; this is quality!
As advertised -
By: Wickdog from California
Some years ago I was given a beautiful hand made wooden net which for some reason I never put into use. It was always easy to say I can tail or land this or that fish just fine without a net; and I did...for years. Well recently after a very nice multi-day solo outing to a Sierra trout stream I decided to get a keeper and take the net out for its maiden voyage. The local fly shop had a magnetized connector which I bought... I was immediately dissatisfied with my purchase. I ordered the Orvis Gear Keeper Retractor, it was easy to install and worked perfectly. I will not go stream fishing again without my net. Quality product, reasonable price, quick delivery, nice warranty.