Gear Keeper Staff Tether

Orvis fly fishing gear provides a solution for every angler's needs.


Keeps the staff handle at your side when you need it with Orvis fly fishing gear. Nylon coated stainless steel cable. Stainless steel spring and hardware. Sixty-pound breaking strength. Mounts anywhere with threaded stud. Extends 30".


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 29 reviews


26 of 29 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Staff Tether - 6/11/2015
    By: from Point Rock NY

    I've used these upstate on the Salmon River. Very effective and provide safety as well. Have seen people trip on cords attached to their staffs and walking sticks. One fall and a broken arm or wrist as well as getting soaking wet isn't worth it. Trust me it's a wise & safe investment you won't regret.

  • 5/5

    Great gizmo - 6/7/2015
    By: from Friedens, Pa.
    Top 100 Contributor

    Does what it's supposed to do. Works smoothly and is quite convenient. No longer tying to belt or whatever. Retracts well. I'm quite pleased with it.

  • 5/5

    Looks well made - 6/4/2015

    Have not used yet but was just what I was looking for to keep wading staff close.

  • 5/5

    tether up/stop tripping - 5/17/2015
    By: from northern Illinois

    Just recently received the staff tether so I can not speak to durability. But I have put it through my own field testing in preparation for an upcoming trip and can speak to functionality. It works great. The cable pulls out smoothly when needed and draws back equally well. It's great not worrying about tripping over my staff when casting. Highly recommend.

  • 2/5

    Not enough power - 4/13/2015
    By: from Southern California

    I own a telescopic aluminum staff and like it. I purchased this zinger for use with it but found that it didn't keep the staff properly. It sagged. I'm thinking I'll exchange it for an Orvis Net Retractor.

  • 5/5

    Great solution for keeping wading staff close! - 10/23/2014
    By: from Montreal QC

    I would highly recommend this to anyone who gets discouraged having their wading staff dangling and pulling down stream on a cord while fishing. It keeps your staff close to your body while fishing and it has more than enough cord for you to wade freely. It retracts extremely well and is essential in my opinion to have by your side. Very well made as well (no surprise being an Orvis product)

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Great Purchase - 9/15/2014
    By: from Smithers, Canada

    I attached this to my wading staff while fishing for steelhead in Canada. The river I fished had fast flowing water and the retractable tether worked very well. The wading staff was always by my waist rather than floating somewhere getting in my road. It made fishing much safer for me in the fast flowing water.

  • 4/5

    Great for what it is - 9/3/2014

    I have to use a walking stick when I fly fish and I was sick of never knowing what to do with it or leaving it on shore and loosing track of it. This is perfect for attaching walking stick to vest and keeping it there. The line is a good length and recoils easily and it stays attached to the walking stick without any problem. Broke after many trips and hard use and I had to replace it

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