Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
11 of 11 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
First Esperience with this Wire -
By: Lockley from Southern Louisiana Gulf Coast
Top 100 Contributor
Really don't understand why a fish enthusiast would use any thing else. Purchased two sizes of wire and have found the actually more pleasant to use than lead which gets nasty after a while.
Fly Wire -
By: Almos from Pa.
Just starting to fly tie and purchased this for the nympths I wish to tie and have done several and the quality is good and easy to work with. Price is right as well and have ordered more in different colors. Thanks Orvis for starting me out in the beginning.
Fish catcher -
By: ChattoogaRiverTroutBum from Easley, SC
Top 1000 Contributor
If you want to get your fly down deep, this is the way to go. Whether or not lead or lead-free makes a difference is a debate that is not for here. But nonetheless it still works.
Perfect Lead Substitute -
By: NNCC from San Jose, CA
Top 25 Contributor
Non-toxic, sinks just as well as lead, and is easy to use for tying.
Pretty good for being environmentally friendly -
By: Limestoner from Bucks County, PA
Nice, eco-friendly alternative to lead wrap. However, I do not believe it is as heavy as actual lead. I guess that is the trade off...
Why does anyone use lead??? -
By: mcflyfishing from NE PA
Top 500 Contributor
Lead is toxic, toxic, toxic. Orvis is one of the few retailers that do not sell lead. I applaud Orvis for this and I use their non toxic fly wire instead of lead. Weighted flies end up in the river, whether stuck on a rock or in a fish. By the way, it has plenty of weight, and is flexible and easy to tie with. It sinks flies well. I can't tell the difference. Give the fish and the river a break - stop using lead.
Ok Product -
By: Chris195 from Kent, United Kingdom
Top 25 Contributor
This works but I prefer the flat sheet lead , but if you like this it does a good job and gets your fly down
worth the weight -
By: treedave from Edinburgh. Scotland
Bought this product expressly to tie sculpins for wich it is ideal. not as heavy as lead but really useful for bulking up on the hookshank. It also flatens quite well.
Great alternative to lead -
By: kcofohio from Central Ohio
Easy to use and good weight to it. A great substitute for the old lead wire.
This is good stuff -
I am new to this so I will keep it short.I have to totally agree with the florida guy and how much better this is for our enviroment and the future of fishing.Lead is really toxic stuff and if you think about it there must be tons of it laying in the bottom of lakes and streams so (A-MEN) to the non toxic wieght what a great idea and trend to start.I only hope Orvis will keep it on their product list for years to come,now this is something I can definately get behind, prompts to FL guy and to ORVIS FOR THINKING OF THE FUTURE and I will be to so this item has definately made my list of things to get after all my renzetti traveler is 1st. I loved that reveiw and I want one Now, as I said I have the terra rotary vise and it drives me nutz but I have never heard a bad thing about renzetti but now that I think about it I can buy almost everything on my list for the same price as my new vice how cool.