DIY Stripping Basket

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Stonefish, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Porter Active Member

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    True!
  2. rotato Active Member

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    So I looked at the link earlier and when I got home I tapped the iPad and all it said was "flexi stripper"
    Sheesh
  3. flyfishmt Active Member

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    Weed whacker string works really well. Melt the end to ball it up and pull it through pure drilled holes. Works great. The Ikea stool is awesome.
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  4. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    It takes less than an hour to make as opposed to spending $60+ in a store....worth it in my eyes
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  5. Porter Active Member

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    .....and I have plenty of weed whacker line :)
  6. Steve Saville Active Member

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    They aren't just an accessory. If you fish the beach as often as some, they become a necessity, especially if the water is gunked up with seaweed and driftwood or if there is moderate wave action.
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  7. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Steve always I am the the most cheapest about buying anything or spending hours to to make something that I spend only a seasonal amount of time on to sit in the back of the closet for 85% of the time. I did not say a basket does not have purpose just a basket of any kind works.
  8. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    The posts make a huge difference if your casting long enough to have a bunch of running line in your basket..... maybe thats not a problem you have.
  9. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    I always cut 40 to 50 ft off all my fly lines to insure I can cast into the backing so i never have too much in my basket most of the time the fish are only 15 ft away
  10. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Don't do much salmon fishing I'm guessing?
  11. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Salmon what kind of fish is that? I like those planter lakes the fish are not big but sure can run up the numbers then after keeping 5 or 10 may a nice meal MMMMM!
  12. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Ah yes. Stripping basket are an integral part of catching stockers.
  13. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    The most important thing about this Sport is to have fun when it become a job it's work now who want to work than fish Happy Turkey day Nick
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  14. Peyton00 Active Member

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    I was on a lake today and after my line snagged up on the boat seat... I pulled the basket out of the dry box and never had a line sticking issue the rest of the day. I appreciate the effectiveness of the stripping basket and how the line control headaches disappear.
  15. Steve Saville Active Member

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    I understand about expense probably as much or more than most. That being said, a dishpan from Goodwill and a bungie cord will suffice but one should never beach fish without something to hold the line if that person desires to have a good day beach fishing.