Rated 1 out of 5 by NYgal Difficult to Use
I have small hands (female) and found this clip very difficult to use. I see the photo has a quarter next to it for sizing purposes, but the worst part is the removeable clip at the bottom - the tiny prongs you have to push in, at the same time, in order to remove that part. I could barely get them in at the same time. Very tiny part, easy to lose if you can remove it. The top part with the clip is also very tiny. How you guys with larger hands can do it is beyond me! Returning it for something more usable.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lobsterguy handy and functional
this is the second one I purchased . The plastic clip is much better then the pin on, connects to the rings on you vest securely. The only improvement would be a larger ring on the tool connecting ring end. Good price, can't beat the free shipping and the service.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DudeCat Gear Keeper Clip-On Retractor
Purchased these a few times, and never seem to have enough.
Works very nicely attacfhing one end to the lanyard, and the other end to the LL Bean Fly Box (Large - Item #:TA155800). Making it very convenient to swap out various fly boxes, configured with different flies, suitable for the fishing situations/quarry. Helps keep the lanyard spartan, well organized, without the clutter of extraneous gear that ends not being used.
The retractors are used in both salt and fresh water environments. These have performed well after a season of frequent use.
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rocky49 Good quality & very functional.
Well made and designed. Will use it on fishing vest.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by UplandGuide Functional retractor....
I like them. Very functional....and durable.
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pvhacker Retractor does not work
I used the gearkeeper retractor just twice during surf fishing and the cord locked up and would not retract. The product states that it is salt water safe, but it's not. I contacted the manufacturer and they told me that it needs to be cleaned in fresh water after every use. Wish I knew this before I purchased it
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LCnSac Best of Breed
Amazing how we fly fishermen will spend $30-$50 on a Fishpond or Abel nipper and keep it on a $1.95 zinger. Well, I did and now my beloved Fishpond device is 30 feet under.
I've used Gear Keeper products for nets and have the same two zingers for over 12 years. This is the little guy and is just as good. Invest in security with your expensive toys and buy this one!
May 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by thirdtimeisthecharm Short
The clip-on retractor is not what I would call first rate. First the cord used for the retractor seems to be short limiting how and what it can be used for. Second the cord does not retract smooth. I am not sure if the spring tension is correct, or the cord is made of cheap materials. I doubt if it will last even part of a fishing season. I really expected more considering the cost.
April 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AlexR Clip-on retractor
The retractor itself would get 4 stars, but the package came without the small part for attaching gears, despite being pictured. No mentioning of that on the web site. Useless.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by randav well made
I already have one attached to my wading staff and never gets stuck or hung up. Smooth and strong!
October 16, 2013