DIY Stripping Basket

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

  1. Lue Taylor

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    You Guys Spend way too much time on accessories just go fishing
     
  2. Porter

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    This Danish built one has intrigued me some.

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  3. Rob Hardman

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    Wow, the Danes make some goofy hats! :D
    Seriously though, that is really cool. Kinda pricey at 71USD before shipping. This video shows it in action: Link
     
  4. Porter

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    Thinking drill holes in a chunk of plastic and plug/glue using 150lb mono?
     
  5. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    This looks interesting, I've seen similar custom versions. I would worry about using it when the wind is blowing though, could be a real problem keeping your line out of the water.


     
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  6. Porter

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    True!
     
  7. rotato

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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
     
  8. flyfishmt

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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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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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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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    .....and I have plenty of weed whacker line :)
     
  11. Steve Saville

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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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  12. Lue Taylor

    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.
     
  13. Blake Harmon

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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.
     
  14. Lue Taylor

    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
     
  15. Nick Clayton

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    Don't do much salmon fishing I'm guessing?