Black Nickel Zinger

Pair this Black Nickel Zinger fly-fishing retractor with that new rod to complete the look.


Sleek new look for our classic zinger retractor. Invented by Orvis years ago, this handsome new Black Nickel Zinger will hold any number of tools for easy and immediate access. Comes in pin on and clip on. Sturdy all-metal construction, with a coated wire cord.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 27 reviews


26 of 27 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    One of the Best Zingers Available - 7/10/2015
    By: from Southern Itlay

    I've been using this type of zinger for years, and I love it. The pull is smooth and retraction strong with a nice professional feel. It holds all tools/accessories easily. The wire chord (advertised as virtually unbreakable) lasts about 2 to 3 years of continued use. It does break! However, it is easily repaired if you are a do-it-yourself repair person. Just pop the cover paying attention to how the device is assembled (exactly). Then, re-tie the wire chord to the clip/holder, tighten the metal spring carefully lining-up the chord in the groove, and then place the cover back on.

  • 5/5

    nicer than expected - 6/22/2015

    I ordered this for my husband for Father's day & he was very impressed with the quality of the zinger. he liked the clip style over the pin style so that it could be easily and quickly removed from shirt to shirt. we will buy more for other gifts!

  • 5/5

    I dont losse my stuff - 6/2/2015
    By: from San Luis Obispo Ca

    I really depend on these they work well and nothing gets away from me. After getting this one I upraded to 2 gear keeper for the longer reach.

  • 4/5

    Nice Styling - 6/2/2015
    By: from Central Pennsylvania

    I bought two clip-on style zingers because I don't like putting "holes" in my gear, the pin on style didn't seem to have the best reviews, and because I like to switch my gear back and forth between two different packs. I haven't used them extensively yet, but they seem to be well made and the clip seems to hold well. If they end up standing the test of time I'll gladly come back and give them a 5 star rating.

  • 4/5

    Zinger - 5/28/2015
    By: from Rexburg, Idaho

    Works well. appears to be durable. Only time will tell for sure. They look nice too.

  • 5/5

    Black Nickel Zinger - 4/6/2015
    By: from Vero Beach, FL

    Great Zinger! I use this one for my office ID & key card, because it has a strong cable and not a string. Plus, it looks great!

  • 1/5

    Poor Quality Control - 4/1/2015

    Pin on style. Opened package and looked at pin. Rotating closure on pin very loose, would not stay closed; let pin pop open. Tried to see if closure could be tightened and it broke. Trashed it. Orvis would replace it or refund money but I am not in a mood to go back. Bad product discourages customer loyalty.

  • 5/5

    Zawesome Zinger! - 2/9/2015
    By: from New Windsor, NY

    Orvis's new black nickel model (replacing the silver brass model) is stylish and responsive. I went ahead and purchased the version with the safety pin attachment, even though that part snapped off the old zinger I had (but I had it for over a decade). This new black model actually compliments my new fishpond vest from Christmas better (how vain). I still wish that these zingers had a mechanism that permit the cord to lock into position, rather than having constant pressure to recoil, but it works well as is, of course. Strongly recommended!

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