The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2011, 03:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,326
littledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Well Made Zingers?

Most of you know that I am a newbie to flyfishing and after reading the comments on the Able nippers, I have another question.

What zinger would you trust to hold $100.00 nippers or any other item cherished by the owner.

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2011, 03:28 PM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

Hi Dave,

I have use many different types. The most convenient are the round zinger style. I like the ones with a metal line. The problem with zingers is they will all fail with heavy use. The operate from a spring and the spring gives out. The most reliable that I have used is the Simms style. I have a couple that I have used for more years than I can remember. But even with these the spring of the wire coils can start to get tired and not retract quite as far as when new.

Frank

Simms Retractor
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2011, 03:33 PM
Bigfly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Truckee, CA.
Posts: 1,191
Bigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Bigfly
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

LD123, Gear keepers, is the brand I trust most now.
They use a bit heavier materials (spring, tether).
They make a few sizes, the largest will guard my large long handled net.
The smallest will take care of pricey nippers.

Jim
__________________
"Standing in a stream fishing isn't reality avoidance,
more like a shortcut to reality."

Bigfly
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2011, 04:45 PM
chi flyfisher's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 563
chi flyfisher is a splendid one to beholdchi flyfisher is a splendid one to beholdchi flyfisher is a splendid one to beholdchi flyfisher is a splendid one to beholdchi flyfisher is a splendid one to beholdchi flyfisher is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

Fishpond Zingers. They don't come off - which has been a problem for me with zingers. I've used a lot of them and I think the way the Fishpond attaches to your vest, pack, etc. is by far the best. No matter how well the clip that holds your nippers or hemos is if the zinger is gone, so is what is attached to it. The retractor is similar to the Simms pictured above, but it is a little longer and gives you more pull if you're using if for your hemos and need to pull down to release a hook. I have used the Simms one and the problem I had with it was it released on me from my jacket. YMMV.

Cheers,
Mike.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2011, 12:44 AM
JoJer's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 850
JoJer is a splendid one to beholdJoJer is a splendid one to beholdJoJer is a splendid one to beholdJoJer is a splendid one to beholdJoJer is a splendid one to beholdJoJer is a splendid one to beholdJoJer is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

I'm still using a cheesy 5 buck round zinger for my nippers-which,BTW, until very recently were old nail clippers with an added pin for clearing hook eyes- but I did start pinning the zinger to the inside of my vest and running the clip to the nippers out thru a small hole I cut in the vest. Mostly so the zinger isn't snaggy. But if it does come unpinned, it can't fall off:the zinger won't fit thru the hole.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2011, 10:40 AM
gordon in nc's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 92
gordon in nc has a spectacular aura aboutgordon in nc has a spectacular aura aboutgordon in nc has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

Being rather new myself .. I went with the Dr. Slick brand ... so far (with limited use .. dang it) I have had no problems.
They may quit on me next week or month ... we'll see.

Gordon in NC
__________________
If you are going to try cross-country skiing ... start with a small country.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2011, 11:03 AM
BigCliff's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 4,313
BigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant future
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

Another vote for the Simms Retractor.

I had one fail after 3 years of heavy use, so I can't recommend hanging $100 nippers on them.

I also have no idea why someone would spend that much on nippers.

If you want something like that from Abel, buy something that's supposed to go in a pocket, not dangling over the water.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2011, 11:06 AM
Davo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Posts: 2,869
Blog Entries: 59
Davo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud of
Send a message via MSN to Davo Send a message via Skype™ to Davo
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

Dave

I'd second either the Simms or Fishpond. Have both and they are much better then the old round ones.
__________________
Davo
My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

Upstream Anglers and Outdoor Adventures
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2011, 11:18 AM
txbevo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 228
txbevo has a spectacular aura abouttxbevo has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

I'll also recommend the Fishpond zinger. It is well made and the way it attaches is superb. I have confidence that it will not come undone and fail on me. The Simms version is a close second. I have moved away from the round type as they do give out in a short period of time and won't retract all the way leaving the items dangling a little further down than I would like.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-04-2011, 03:37 AM
ezamora's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: fresno, ca.
Posts: 403
ezamora is a jewel in the roughezamora is a jewel in the roughezamora is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Well Made Zingers?

one more vote for the fishpond. i lost mine, but only because someone stole my fishing bag. i imagine it's still on there somewheres.... i have a simms too that frank illustrated and i like it almost as well. i just don't care for the long pin design attachment the simms uses.

eric
fresno, ca.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who made my fly rod? flymetothemoon Fly Rods 6 11-05-2010 10:52 AM
Zingers wilky General Discussion 10 01-08-2010 03:17 PM
The best investment I ever made... Pleccy Fly Rods 5 09-03-2009 11:29 AM
Made in China? mojo General Discussion 76 04-23-2009 04:49 PM
first fish on a fly i made! MikeyBob365 General Discussion 10 03-23-2009 05:32 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.