Anyone use a 'stripping basket' with their 2handers.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by fredaevans, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. afried

    afried New Member

    Jan 4, 2006
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    Port Townsend, WA
    I always use a basket for saltwater beach fishing for salmon, whether with a single hander or a two handed rod and whether overhead casting or trying some spey kind of thing. The basket (an LLBean tub) is off my left hip so it doesn't get in the way on any kind of cast and really doesn't cause any vision problem in wading. Whatever inconvenience there is in lugging around another piece of gear is, for me, far outweighed by keeping the running line out of the water, vegetation and floating debris, as well as out from under my feet. I've yet to fall in with the basket on, but that day probably will come. I should add that I've never used the basket in a river and can't imagine that I ever would.