Overall: 4.0 / 5 based on 17 reviews
12 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Product functions well other than being very difficult to remove. Previous Orvis split shot I was able to bite the "hinge" side for easy removal. This "hinge" side has nothing to grab onto. As best as I can tell, this will require a special tool for removal.
Reasonable shots. -
By: AryDurr from Mississauga, ON
The oval shape help beat wind resistance when turning over nymph flies.
Nice form factor -
By: BT4Flyfishing from South Jersey
The split shot has a nice form factor, oval rather than round. This makes it easier to hold to the line as you crimp. Would be nice if there were a few more smaller sizes in this good selection.
Non toxic splitshot -
Everyone should use these safe on the fish and work good.
Good product -
By: GHayes from Pennsylvania
Does what it says on the tin. Unobtrusive matt finish. Doesn't kill birds of prey or accumulate toxicity in water sources. If you have a habit of closing it with your teeth it won't give you cumulative lead poisoning. Oval contour is nice. Doesn't slip on the line. Best of all worlds!
By: AdoptedColorado from Florence, CO
Perfect size and perfect for fishing here on the Arkansas.
very handy -
By: flyfisher66 from Old Bridge, N.J.
Top 500 Contributor
the dispenser is very handy on the water, the larger shot need an extra pinch with hemos to keep from sliding but other than that no complaints
Could Be Better -
By: NNCC from San Jose, CA
Top 10 Contributor
The shot is fine at getting the flies down in a hurry and the dispenser is good, though it does wear out and the top has spun around freely and dropped some shot before. Easy to crimp onto the leader, but has a tendency to slide up and down when casting. Over-crimping breaks the shot often and it is almost impossible to remove from leader.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
Posted: 2/8/2013 2:54:42 PM
Thank you for your feedback regarding this product. In order to make this split shot non-toxic, it is constructed out of tin, which due to its very nature, is less pliable than lead. This can result in the shot sliding up or down a leader and means that it will not be as easy to attach or remove. For a more pliable option, we suggest using Heavy Metal Extra Sink Putty, which is made of tungsten, has a weight comparable to lead, and is also non-toxic. As always, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products.