The foam with plastic fingers that I added to my WJ stripping basket floats up making yet another issue. No bottom and separators, issue. Diameter, issue. Bottom and separators, issue. I guess I will keep working on the bugs, or just give up and use my good old plastic kidney shaped laundry basket. I think the Willy J will be better on small water locations or when hiking just to keep my line collected, clean and not have to put it back on the reel every time I move from hole to hole on a smaller river or stream.