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 4.8 / 5 based on 20 reviews


20 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 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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  • 4/5

    Must have accessory - 12/5/2014

    This plastic coated wire zinger is available with a clip-on option. This I find extremely convenient, given that I will often change my outer clothing according to the prevailing weather. In fact, so good is it, that I keep a spare in my bag. The last one functioned perfectly for some 2 years; then 'came apart' due to an unnoticed loosened screw on the back, (hence 4 stars). This is, however, easily prevented with a spot of glue.

  • 5/5

    Good Zinger - 11/13/2014
    By: from West Lothian, Scotland
    Top 250 Contributor

    Does its job and looks great on my safe passage sling pack.

  • 4/5

    Nice Zinger - 7/29/2014
    By: from Whispering Pines, NC

    This is a nice zinger. It would be nice if they had a small ring on the back that would hook into the swivels already on the lanyard Orvis sells for fishing without a pack or vest. I bought the loaded lanyard and added these zingers. They work well and are a welcome addition.

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  • 5/5

    Great new look for a classic zinger - 6/10/2014
    By: from chandler, AZ

    Orvis took a classic product and gave it a great new look. Its a perfect pairing with guide sling pack for my nippers.

  • 5/5

    Couldn't be any better! - 5/28/2014
    By: from Toronto, Ontario Canada

    I use the Orvis Black Nickel Zinger for my hemostats on my from strap of my bag on my chest. Amazing well finished product and just the right length to use to remove the hook with my hemostats and release my fish. I actually spent hours on the internet reading and learning about other zingers, but none compare nor come close to this one made by Orvis. Money well spent!

  • 5/5

    Practical - 5/5/2014
    By: from Pa.

    I found he product to be very well constructed and does its job well. The zinger helps to keep me organized and I appreciate that.

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