Cool stripping basket idea for boat

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  1. johnnyrockfish

    johnnyrockfish Member

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    Saw this basket on another forum and thought it looked pretty good for a boat based angler:

    This is the best and cheapest solution I have found for keeping my fly line from snagging on everything from my feet to the steering arm of the motor. This is the 'A' version which consists of a 16" diameter by 25" tall pop up laundry basket with a folded wet towel in the bottom to keep it from blowing away. Total cost about $10 (plus the towel). In the DIY section I have posted pics of the improved 'B' model.

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  2. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Cool! That looks like the same kind of stripping basket Roger Stephens posted about. Your photo is the best I've seen,though. That sure does look like "da kine." I like that it collapses for storage/transport. I'm going to have to get one of those.
     
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    Put some "egg crate" foam in the bottom. Keeps the tangles down.:thumb:
     
  4. rockfish

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    I just use my orvis stripping basket and never had a problem. Guess I dont like to much clutter in the boat.
     
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    Watch out dude. It looks like the Lock Ness Monster is in the water and about to attack!
     
  6. Wayne Chan

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    I just use a round, tall kitchen waste basket. I can set my rod in it with line stripped out when I'm moving between spots. Already owned it, so didn't spend a dime on it. That laundry hemper is trick looking though ...
     
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    seen that to, WTF is that?
     
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    "In the DIY section I have posted pics of the improved 'B' model."


    Where is the do-it-yourself section BTW?
     
  9. johnnyrockfish

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    I'm guessing it's somewhere in here but I didn't spend much time looking: http://www.mbcboats.com/fusionbb/index.php?

    I think that the object in the water is either a cormorant or anhinga swimming away from the boat with it's head down looking for fish. I didn't take the picture, just lifted it from that forum 'cause the shooting basket looked like a good idea.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks for sharing! I use a Rubbermaid collapsible leaf carrier, which looks like this but solid materials, not mesh.

    Also, to hold the basket down better a person can use a hunk of hose filled with sand. It coils nicely around the bottom of the basket.
     
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    What are you doin' looking at the Maverick Boat Company website, anyway? :thumb:
     
  12. Roger Stephens

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    Below is a photograph of the stripping basket which I use in my boat. The stripping basket is made out of a collapsible clothes hamper. Plywood is placed in the bottom of the basket to keep it from being blown out of the boat when motoring. Eggshell foam is used to minimize line tangles. Using the highest eggshell available will minimize line tangling the most.

    Roger
     
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    Drooling of course!

    Friday puts me in Flamingo for 3 days for my annual trip that my wife refuses to allow to be called an annual trip.:rolleyes:

    JR
     
  14. Look familiar??!?! Gives a whole new term to the words 'Stripping Basket'. Forget the basket, where can I get one of those red accessories for my boat?
     
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    Yellowlab, I think I'm track'in now
     
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    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    So somehow that chicka is immune to the skin cancer the dude seems so concerned about? LOL What a bizarre photo?
     
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    I was thinking the same thing
     
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    The problem with most LMD's (line managment device) is that you can't run from one spot to the other.When I want to move I simply strip all my line into the unit, drop the rod in and go. Mine also holds water which really helps with tangles. For the last 6 years I have never striped a fly on a boat without my buckets.
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    Wow! Nice set up, Gregg! Well thought out and efficient! :thumb:

    Jc :)
     
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    I use the same bucket. It's as you say, useful when running from spot to spot. It helps keep me steady in the boat, if some wakes us. :mad: I use my hard bucket to carry gear back and forth. I've also use the collapsible buckets. You can run with the rod inside, just as long as it's weighted, and behind you to keep the wind from tipping it over. I carry the collapsible as a backup/spare. Anything is better than no LMD.

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