Orvis Strike Putty

Use Orvis soft strike putty in varied amounts and have the perfect fishing bite indicator.


Mold and position in any shape. Remove it, move it and reuse it. No residue. A tiny dot on leaders adds visibility to tiny dry flies. Use this indicator putty when the fish are hard to spot. Choose from three high-visibility colours: fluorescent yellow, fluorescent red, glow-in-the-dark. Biodegradable.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 15 reviews


14 of 15 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Versatile and Useful - 1/30/2014
    By: from Delmont, PA

    I have used this product twice so far. It worked great about 6 inches above a small black ant pattern on Spring Creek in central PA. I also used it night fishing for smallmouth on Buffalo Creek in western PA. In the summer on Buffalo Creek there are huge numbers of crickets in some sections and the smallies love rising to them at dusk. The glow-in-the-dark strike putty worked great for this application.

  • 4/5

    Strike putty - 1/29/2014

    very innovative idea and will be very useful. A little hard to mold but nevertheless it is very useful

  • 5/5


  • 4/5


  • 1/5

    Very Disappointed - 9/29/2012
    By: from Maine

    I recently purchased this product in red. The first (and only) time I used it was last week on a cool September day in Maine. I wasn't sure how pliable the putty would be due to the cool temp but I warmed it up in my hands and it seem to loosen up. I noticed right away how sticky the putty was, it was left all over my hands and nearly impossible to get off. I put it on my leader and began fishing with a relatively small nymph. The strike putty would not float. I applied more and still it would not float. I became frustrated and took it off my leader and noticed it left a bright red stain all over my leader that would not come off. It ruined the brand new leader and I had to throw it away. Don't waste your time with this putty.

  • 4/5

    Good stuff - 8/31/2012

    This is not a good replacement for a strike indicator, but a nice supplement for seeing dry flies.

  • 4/5

    Good Stuff - 4/13/2012
    By: from Erie PA

    This putty is better than other well known brands-- not as gooey and easy to see on the stream.

  • 5/5

    Best of Its Kind - 2/14/2012
    By: from Pennsylvania

    I've used other strike putty and this is the only one I use now. It stays put and provides excellent strike detection when tight lining, czech nymphing, or long line nymphing with little weight.

  • 5/5

    Nice and Easy - 2/13/2012
    By: from North Ga
    Top 50 Contributor

    Strike putty is so easy even a caveman can use it. I like it can can you reuse unlike some other products. Don't forget you don't have eyes under the water so use it!

  • 5/5

    No matter where, you will see it. - 8/26/2011
    By: from Argentina

    I highly recommend this product. When you go fishing a river, there is nothing better than this to see the path of the fly, but even when the waters are fast! Red is the best color, no matter the weather, you always see it. Highly recommended.

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