Stripping Basket recommendations?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by R00k, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie


    I have learned the hard way that a stripping basket is a "Good" tool to have when fishing for cutts.

    Having never used one, is there any certain types to avoid, or any one model that you'd recommend?

    Thanks for the advice,

  2. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

    I finally gave in and spent the cash on one of these...
    The price seems steep for such a simple tool but I'm glad I dropped the coin on this. When I'm done fishing I put my wading boots in it and anything else wet. dual purpose function.
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  3. Jeff Sturm

    Jeff Sturm Member

  4. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    I like the Orvis basket. A bit pricey but I bought mine when they were cheap. There are several threads on the forum that show some home-made baskets. Use the search function to find them.
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  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    I've yet to make it over to fish the Salt, but I use an Orvis hard basket when wade-fishing flowing water (very similar to the Line Kurve, but with square outboard corners.). I use a collapsible basket when I'm standing in my pram and NuCanoe or for those times when I "think" I might need one.
  6. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Another vote for the holes.
  7. funfisher

    funfisher Fish On!

    One more vote for Linekurv.
  8. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie

    Thanks everyone!
  9. cutthroat kid

    cutthroat kid cut throat kid

    William joseph collapsible mesh stripping basket 39.99 at most fly shops, durable light weight, easily adjustable and you can put items in it while changing flies tippet ect.
    It easy to move off to the side of the hip or high or low on your waist to strip line into for multiple situations. High water low, water, wind ect

    It much less bulky and cumbersome than the big plastic ones.
    The best investment I have ever made. I bought one after my first time on the water.
    You can get them at the Gig Harbor fly shop.
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  10. 1morecast

    1morecast Active Member

    Where would a guy pick up the Linekurv?
  11. Ybsong

    Ybsong Member

    Like all things it's personal preference. I'm a cheap bastard so tried to make one, but I spent more time fixing it than fishing it. Then I tried one of the small mesh ones. Convenient, but simply weren't big enough. When you're stripping fast for coho, it's nice to have a big bucket. Plus, the small baskets resulted in a lot of tangles. Finally admitted defeat and got the LineCurv. It was the right answer for me. The price still stings, but I've used it enough times to make it worth every penny.
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  12. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    1. cones/or some type of divider
    2. drain holes....dont need a bucket of trapped water around the waist or messing up the fly line
    3. mobile...can you slide it around the waist easily?
    4. Mesh ones are lightweight and easily transportable but I have not come across one with some type of line dividers.
    5. Emergency strip basket is (if wearing one) a baseball hat, fit the bill in the wading belt..bend it back and you have a little bowl/basket

    ...and yes some have made their own and customized them to include built in rod holder, beverage holder, tool holders, sliding trays, bottle opener, mini-tv, 4 corner basket surround sound, etc...
  13. Ybsong

    Ybsong Member

    I've seen them at the Gig Harbor shop and got mine at Peninsula Fly shop in Poulsbo.
  14. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie

    I'm pretty sure the linekurv is the basket that Ben showed me at Pacific Flyfisher's.

    I'm headed there to check now; I'll let you know
  15. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Skip the drain holes. A small amount of water in the basket actually helps keep the line from tangling, and the drain holes let water in as much as out. If you are deep wading a basket without holes will actually float up a little - very helpful.
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  16. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie

    Pacific fly fishers has a stack of the linekurves
  17. Randall Clark

    Randall Clark Active Member

    That really that depends where you fish the most. If you're fishing Puget Sound the most, the above holds true. If you're fishing major surf more, you want holes...I'd rather deal with a handful of tangles than trying to unclip my stripping basket while the current is pulling it (and me) in the opposite direction I want to go (i.e. out to sea). I've been in a couple of situations fishing for surf perch where I was extremely thankful I drilled a whole bunch of holes in my home made basket...all it takes is one of those sneaker waves to make you a believer (between that and always wearing a life vest).
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  18. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Just say no to holes and mesh.
    You'll thank me later. ;)
  19. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie

    I appreciate all the great feedback from everyone, but i think I will look at it this way. I'm not drilling holes in a $50 piece of plastic until I'm proven I need to.
  20. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie

    I will likely rarely be passed knee-deep as I fish for cutts primarily