Spend the sixty bucks and get a real stripping basket. It's worth it, trust me. And you will want it for any saltwater fishing. Not just src. I won't speak to src, as I don't fish them much, but for salmon I fish straight 15 lb Maxima UG. No more than five feet off my intermediate line, 95% of the time. No need to get fancy. Best advice I can give is to pay close attention to Dimebrites advice Edit: pay just as close attention to anything SF says as well. Lots of knowledge to be found in the pages of the saltwater forum, if you are willing to absorb it.