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 22 reviews


21 of 22 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 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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  • 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.

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