Overall: 3.5 / 5 based on 4 reviews
3 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Works well -
By: Embryomaker from West Virginia
The Zip juice and the sponge pads that come in the kit do a great job of getting the dirt and grim off of your line. However, after I clean my line with the Zip juice, I coat my line with a floatant. I do this 2X per year and my lines seem to last forever and cast well. I suspect that keeping your lines clean also leads to a decrease in wear on my rod guides.
Cleaner IS better. -
By: Cardo from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Top 250 Contributor
I'm not religious about cleaning my line but doing it more often than none does help with line speed. It's inevitable that the line will end up in some silt, mud, grass etc and once that dries on the line and guides it does hinder performance. This cleaner is easy enough to use. The packaging (Orvis is re-using the same mesh zipper wallet that's sold with their shooting head system) is ok by me. Sure it doesn't hold the bottle well but that doesn't matter. I put the cleaning pads and bottle into a separate plastic bag and have been using the mesh wallet to carry leaders (in Orvis packages). The wallet snugly holds 10-12 leader packs. I put the leader packs in upside down so when I open the wallet I can see the size and length of the leaders. The dividers help somewhat with grouping leaders in to sizes. I give the cleaner and pads 3 stars. I can't scientifically prove that it's putting a slick coating on the line. It gets 1 extra star for the mesh wallet. Kudos to Orvis for making more out of what could have been a plastic bottle and 2 pads. Just as in fly-fishing, presentation can be everything.
I was very disappointed in the total package. i am confused as to the purpose of the zippered purse with four separate compartments, but not suitable to hold the bottle and a space waste for just holding the pads.