home made stripping basket idea share

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  1. Ben Guss

    Ben Guss Member

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    Hi all,

    So after my latest home made/diy stripping basket broke due to transverse my local beach like a monkey, I’m back to the drawing board on building another stripping basket.
    I’ve found the following link which is not bad:

    But I thought I’d check with you all to see what has been the successful tips.

    I’m also interested in how people are drilling/ cutting the plastic in a fashion that is not so prone to cracking.

    Thanks for the help!
    Ben
     
  2. Preston

    Preston Active Member

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    Softer plastics (like the Rubbermaid dishpan) are not so likely to crack. I make a webbing belt and thread it though three "belt loops", one on either side and one in the front. I drill holes at the top and bottom of these slots I cut for the webbing belt which reduces the likelihood of the slot tearing or cracking. My homemade stripping basket is probably over ten years old with no apparent problems.
     
  3. Steve Saville

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    Great ideas all. If you plan on beach fishing this year or in future years and don't want to pay and arm and a leg for a basket, I'd try one of these designs. It's always a good idea to ahve one for salt water applications.
     
  4. Jordan Simpson

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    I usually get baskets that are pre-holed along the sides or even all on the bottoms, such as this one:

    If you can find a basket that has a perforated bottom, get some zap-straps/zip-ties, and just use those for the pegs/line organizers.
     
  5. Ben Guss

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    Good ideas!

    Any more?

    thanks!
     
  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Call Peninsula Outfitters and get a LinKurv stripping basket! Homemade ones have been okay, but I really like the shape, fit and finish of this one.
     
  7. Spey Dog

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    I got so tired of trying keep them getting busted so ended up paying the arm and leg for the orvis tub. Know that it was well spent money after 2 years of hard use.
     
  8. Tom Bowden

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    I used plastic corn-on-the-cob holders for the pegs. I tried cable ties, and the line would sometimes hang up in them.

    Tom
     
  9. Steve Saville

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    I've used an Orvis basket for about six years now. The only casualty was the buckle when I shut it in the door of my truck. Dumb Ass! a quick trip to JoAnn Fabrics , five minutes on a sewing machine and I was back in business. But, I think I''l make a couple of these up for my nephews to have for the summer beach fishing. I'm not quite ready to invest in the Orvis baskets for them as yet.
     
  10. Josh Smestad

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  11. Ed Call

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    That is awesome. Rubber non skid grips for the stool make for good rod protection when you rest it for unhooking all the SRC and Resident Coho that will be caught. Those plugs in the bottom look like blue non retractable Bic ball point pen caps, awesome!
     
  12. Loren Jensen

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    made mine out of a plastic detergent bucket. i like it a lot. key to not splitting is to run high rpm and little pressure. i used a jigsaw to cut the face of it out, and a knife to smooth the edges. worked like a charm. took me all of 15 minutes and no money.
     
  13. Spey Dog

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    I like Ikea Step stool! pretty cool. Have to keep an eye for one.
     
  14. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I stopped at the Tacoma Narrows the other day and looked at a guy's basket while he was rigging up. He used very large electrical wire nuts for the pegs. Good idea. I stopped and looked at them at Home Depot. They are $16 for a pack of 10 or they come in packs of two. I think I might throw one together.
     
  15. Tony

    Tony Left handed Gemini.

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    josh you dog I bought one of those last summer at ikea with the same sort of idea in mind I really liked the curve, nice job