Gear Keeper Net Retractor

Keep your net at the ready for the big catch with this handy fly fishing tool.


Full 42" extension will not inhibit reach. Works hanging on your back or on a float tube. Designed to survive extended saltwater and chlorine exposure. Nylon coated stainless steel cable. Stainless steel spring and hardware. 80-lb. breaking strength. 12 lb. retraction force. Split ring detachable connection for net. Fly fishing tool features snap clip attachment to vest D-ring.


Overall: 4.7/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 52 reviews

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51 of 52 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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    Highly Recommended ! - 4/7/2014
    By: from Tampa, Florida

    I've tried all types of net systems. I have a break-away right now that works OK, but it requires reconnecting the catch. I've tried other retractable lines, but they wear out quickly. This is the strongest one I've seen and I highly recommend it.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    good tool - 4/4/2014

    Used a friend's net retractor and was impressed enough to buy my own - worked well - well made.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Very strong - works as advertised! - 4/1/2014
    By: from Charlotte, NC

    Couldn't find anything locally, Charlotte, NC area, that was strong enough to hold my net up without getting tangled in my feed and dragging the ground. Ordered this from Orvil and must say it works advertised!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Problem Solved - 3/31/2014
    By: from The Driftless

    I have been looking for the right net keeper system for years, and this is it. It allows you to reach out for a fish, where other systems wont. When you're done with the net, it zips right back into place and out of the way. No searching for a magnet. Plus, you can lock it in place while you're hiking through the woods, so no more lost nets somewhere in the brush!

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    Strong and Secure - 3/22/2014
    By: from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
    Top 10 Contributor

    This is a perfect little retractor. After years of stuggling with hanging my net on a D ring on my back or on the back of by backpack, only to have the net swing around and club me in the head or face whenever I bent over, I finally found a net with a handle that slips onto to my belt. I simply attach the retractor on my belt next to where my net slips on, and I have the perfect outfit. The retractor gives me plenty of length to reach for a fish, and securely hold the net in case I drop it.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Works well - 3/17/2014
    By: from Manchester, CT

    The pull seems to be just right; strong enough so the net doesn't inch down my back but light enough so I don't have to struggle to pull my net around. Don't know how well it will hold up over time but we'll see.

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    Quality is understatement - 3/15/2014

    Very strong and sturdy. I've bought a ripoff version before and it gave out after a few trips. This is orvis; this is quality!

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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    As advertised - 2/25/2014
    By: 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.

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