Gear Keeper Net Retractor

Keep your net at the ready for the big catch with this handy fly fishing tool.


Full 42" extension will not inhibit reach. Works hanging on your back or on a float tube. Designed to survive extended saltwater and chlorine exposure. Nylon coated stainless steel cable. Stainless steel spring and hardware. 80-lb. breaking strength. 12 lb. retraction force. Split ring detachable connection for net. Fly fishing tool features snap clip attachment to vest D-ring.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 77 reviews


75 of 77 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Net Retractor w Recs - 5/6/2015
    By: from Northern CA

    Well made and works well for shoreline salt and freshwater salmon/ steelhead ghost net. Two improvements would be (1) an even still longer chord (48"), and (2) for saltwater and to eliminate bi-metal corrosion, the option for a solid brass slip ring instead of SS slip ring to attach to net. No nets come with a similar grade SS closed eye threaded loop ring to attach to the SS slip ring on the retractor, and no one manufactures a similar SS closed eye loop ring for large nets, but they are available in solid brass.

  • 4/5

    very good - 4/28/2015
    By: from Hopkinsville, Ky.

    Very nice product, plenty of retracting power. The only thing I would like better is if it had a better way to attach it.

  • 4/5

    net retractor - 4/20/2015

    Only used it twice so far, seems to be made well,so far so good.

  • 5/5

    Quality item - 4/6/2015
    By: from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK

    Well made, good strong cord with an ideal amount of tension. would recommend this product to anyone.

  • 4/5

    Highly recommend - 4/4/2015
    By: from Australia

    Find it to be a great way to manage the net stress free

  • 5/5

    Fantastic product - 4/3/2015
    By: from Gillette, WY

    I recently purchased this retractor and have been out with it on one trip and it appears to be made of quality materials...Retracts the net very nicely! I will post another review at the end of the summer to see if it's still "holding up".

  • 5/5

    Great product - 4/1/2015
    By: from Portland, OR

    What you would except of an Orvis product - works great!

  • 5/5

    weighty but worth it - 3/25/2015
    By: from UK

    When the retractor arrived I was suprised at its weight. However I used it for the the first time today and light dawned! When landing a feisty greyling, the net came readily to hand and more importantly removed itself immediately after I released the fish.Trying to resite a magnetic net keeper was thus avoided,especially important when balancing on the rocky bed of a northern UK river! Well done Orvis, a practical product which works extremely well.

  • 3/5

    Net Retractor Gear Keeper - 2/6/2015

    This item is much larger and bulkier than I anticipated. I have returned to using a magnetic vest attachment

  • 5/5

    Second one purchased - 11/26/2014
    By: from Concord, NH

    Gave the first one to my son. Needed another one for my net. It's a great product and works as advertised. Highly recommend to anyone needing a net retractor.

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