Non-Toxic Fly Wire

Add weight to fly tying creations with non-toxic wire.


Replacing the need for lead wire, Fly Wire is safe for the environment, yet sinks fast. High density for weighting and easy malleability. Winds tightly and breaks off easily to avoid having to be cut, like other lead substitutes. Comes on a ½-oz. spool.
Sizes: .015, .020, .025, .030.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 18 reviews


18 of 18 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Top 1000 Contributor

    I like using this instead of lead as it is better for the environment and better for me when tying. The only down side I see is it seems lighter than lead but I can't be sure of that. Lighter or not all should be switching due to environmental concerns.

  • 5/5

    Good quality wire - 6/3/2015
    By: from Hughesville, MD

    I wish that the wire could come flattened out to make it easier for forming fly bodies. I found that if you take a large size socket from a socket wrench, you can roll or press down the wire to make it flat. It still works great and really helps out in tapering the bodies.

  • 4/5

    Very Happy with the Product - 3/5/2015
    By: from Hayesville, NC

    The non toxic wire is very malleable and easy to work with. It is a little lighter than the lead wire. However, it still adds sufficient weight to the fly.

  • 4/5

    I like that it's non-toxic - 2/27/2015
    By: from Keystone, CO

    Since I lose a lot of nymphs, I don't want to leave lead in the river. This is a good alternative. Used with a tungsten bead, it's great option. The real test will be tying a pickle with it (Pat's Rubber Legs).

  • 5/5

    Good Alternative - 2/9/2015
    By: from Northern New York
    Top 50 Contributor

    I alwatys used real lead wire but decided to give this a try. Lighter than lead wire but I just went up one size to compensate and it works fine. Good alternative to lead and nontoxic to the environment.

  • 5/5

    As expected - 3/26/2014
    By: from CT
    Top 10 Contributor

    Standard wire for nymphs that are a bit heavier in the 10-14 size range. Help the eagles and osprey by buying lead-free wrap... We owe it to our kids and grand children!

  • 5/5

    The Right Thing to Do - 3/12/2014
    By: from Fredericksburg, Va

    I prefer the properties of lead. However, I feel better using a material that will not jeopardize the quality of my favorite streams. This material wraps a lot like lead but its density does not.

  • 5/5

    First Esperience with this Wire - 3/7/2014
    By: 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.

  • 5/5

    Fly Wire - 2/11/2014
    By: from Pa.
    Top 1000 Contributor

    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.

  • 5/5

    Fish catcher - 1/27/2014
    By: 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.

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