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

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

  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    Posted this up a couple of other places to get 'more input.' Use of stripping baskets is quite common with single hander casting (especially for salt water beach fishing), but I've only run into one reference/guy who regularly uses one with a 2hander.

    Anyone given this a try?

    Fred
     
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    No, but have considered it. I think that holding 3-4 large coils in my left hand will tangle less than putting all of that running line in a basket.
     
  3. David Dalan

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    Using a two handed cast but stripping retrieves- beach fishing -a basket worn off the side of my hip/thigh works ok.
     
  5. Steve Saville

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    I've tried it but it always seems to get in the way an hamper the rotation of my torso when I cast a two hander. I use it all the time from the beach to kepp the line out of the sea weed.
     
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    The body rotation part was also my thought Steve. Most 2hander casts require at least a 90 degree rotation, some a bit more than that. Sounds fiddly to me.
     
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    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    The best thing I have found is a nice leggy blonde holding my coils..
     
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    Not to downplay WW's point of view, but Bob Strobel is the only two-hand caster I know who carried over his stripping basket habit from single hand to two-handed casting and fishing.

    Sg
     
  9. Steve Saville

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    Not saying it doesn't work. It just doesn't for me because it hampers my movements and my lower hand sometimes gets hung up on the basket.
     
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    Overhead casting with a two hander on the beach, the stripping basket is the way to go. But for spey type casting a two hander, for me the basket is in the way.
     
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    The general consensuses appears to be the case.
     
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    WW....please advise where I can procure one of those "leggy" things to hold my line. I think you are onto something there!!!
     
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    Some secrets are taken to the grave.
     
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    I've tried this & the "esthetic value" is first-rate. However, I'm OLD and said assistant soon lost interest, and there I was, fishing alone again, as my assistant was instead frolicking along the shoreline & playing with Hank . . . oh well . . . one out of two being entertained ain't bad. Later that evening, Hank gave me the "get one of these, Boss" look. I had to tell him that I no longer had the right rod to catch these . . . and Orvis doesn't offer that model . . .
     
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    Well...you get what you pay for...:)