Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 44 reviews
43 of 44 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
As advertised -
By: Wickdog from California
Some years ago I was given a beautiful hand made wooden net which for some reason I never put into use. It was always easy to say I can tail or land this or that fish just fine without a net; and I did...for years. Well recently after a very nice multi-day solo outing to a Sierra trout stream I decided to get a keeper and take the net out for its maiden voyage. The local fly shop had a magnetized connector which I bought... I was immediately dissatisfied with my purchase. I ordered the Orvis Gear Keeper Retractor, it was easy to install and worked perfectly. I will not go stream fishing again without my net. Quality product, reasonable price, quick delivery, nice warranty.
excellent buy -
By: bigstegg from Riverside,Ca
Just think I went fly fishing all these years without this net retractor and never knew what I had been missing until I purchase and used it. Very durable and strong and keeps the net where it belongs and is there when you need it. Thanks Orvis, for offering this product
Best retractor out there -
Love that this connects right into a D-ring and has a way to lock the retractor, so it doesn't always zing back. Sturdy construction. Can't go wrong with this - better than the magnetic ones for sure.
First time use -
By: Stvnsc from Greenville SC
The product makes me wonder why I used bungee cord with my net for so long! Works like a charm for my last three fishing outings. Why didn't I buy one earlier? A great purchase that was worth the investment.
Great Net Keeper -
By: Otch from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Top 10 Contributor
Perfect net keeper. Does a terrific job of keeping you net out of the way, while giving you plenty of line to land the fish.
Perfect For Wading -
Perfect for when I wade. Doesn't let the net drag through the moss and weeds when getting into the stream and doesn't set in the water and catch unwanted stuff that is floating by. Liked it so much I bought some as stocking stuffers for my fishing buddies.
Works Great With Net -
The Gear Keeper Net Retractor works very well with net and don't have to fiddle with magnet as the other model. This is a great choice for your net.
First Impression -
By: caskew13 from Atlanta GA
I still havent gone out with the retractor yet, however the build seems solid. I like the locking switch as well. The tension seems strong enough to keep the net from dragging, but being able to lock it in place is great for creeping and crwaling through brush. Cant wait to get out and really test it.
Fly Fisherman Must Have -
By: Wish4Fish from Minneapolis, MN
This product is great! Easy access to your net at all times. Quick and easy to help with a quick and safe release of your fish. I was tucking my handle in my belt but then I would run into the trouble of grabbing it quickly... putting it back easy.... it would get jacked up sideways... or worse, it would pop out! 3 great features are the retractor lock, quick release buckle and D-ring clip (vs the pin)