Stripping basket quick question

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#16
William Joseph retractable...homemade...homemade...homemade...Outcast...NEXT...

all for for holding line, some much better than others. I've never used the LL Bean or Orvis but I've heard they are both pretty sweet.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#17
Stripping basker quick question

Ed,
The basket in the picture you posted is the Linekurv basket from Denmark, a knock-off of the old LL Bean baskets. I looked at buying one a while back, but with the exchange rate it was $78.00 + shipping so I passed on it.
I read recently on a different board that folks on the east coast have been getting them for $42.00 + $14.00 shipping. I finally ended up getting a used Bean bag for $20.00, which was well worth it.
 
#18
Stripping basker quick question

Good ideas, i dont know about orvis swagger....i am usually full of swagger in winter, patagucci socks, simms pants lol. Fish dont care about your swag
 

sean_k

Active Member
#20
Stripping basker quick question

You definatly should go with the orvis basket. I played around with a few diffrent homade baskets but it was always the same story with each one I built and I ended up breaking all of them in rage for some reason or another. I bought the orvis basket about two weeks ago and now like Sean B. said I am rewarded generously.
 

Tony

Left handed Gemini.
#21
Stripping basker quick question

As nice as the storebought baskets are I think I'll just stick to my homemade one, sure I'll have to contend with the occasional line tangles but when it breaks and they will, exposure to the salt and sun eats all plastics eventually I can make another in about a half hour and for under 8 bucks, screw fancy give me functional and cheap.
tony
 

chrome/22

For him there whould always be the riddle of steel
#23
Stripping basker quick question

I just bought the Orvis basket.
Its worth every penny....seriously. Plus its Orvis brand, clearly leads to more hookups and more streamside swagger. I was at dash point people walked me to the school of fish, rubbed my shoulders down, stretched my line and removed any and all foliage from my fly because I was fresh to death in the flyest gear.
:ray1: This is a true story, wear anything Orvis & all others will step aside & bow as you pass.


c/22
 

Tom Johnston

Been around a while
#24
Stripping basker quick question

after several years of dicking around with homemade contraptions that worked pretty good, i just bought the orvis basket.

worth every penny. seriously. plus its orvis brand. clearly leads to more hookups and more streamside swagger. when i was at dash point people walked me to the school of fish, rubbed my shoulders down, stretched my line and removed any and all foliage from my fly because i was fresh to death in the flyest gear.
Amen!
 
#25
Stripping basker quick question

OK, I'll bite, the wife and I just went through this debate... she bought hers (39.99 plus tax), I made mine doe under 25 bucks. Hers looks better, but I am willing to be mine will perform better... here is where I went (don't laugh).

Black Sterlite Tub (Wal-Mart, $2.98)
1.5" webbing, clips, etc. (Seattle Outdoor Fabrics, $8.14)
Plastic Tops (Snapdoodle toys, 8x $1.49) - For line-stays (seriously)

I messed around with wire-ties for line-stays, but I want to be able to stack stuff in my basket. I won't look as cool as some previous poster (or get my shoulders rubbed, which I am OK with), but it works great! I should post a picture, but I am sure I will get a laugh or two...
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#26
Stripping basker quick question

AP, would love to see that basket. I've just taken my outcast soft basket and added some cones that should make it more effective. I've built a few and bought some. There are high and low points to all stripping baskets, made or bought, I'm sure.
 
#27
Stripping basker quick question

Ed,

Let me get one posted tonight, I just got back from Picnic, and while I didn't catch anything, the basket worked great, where my wife had some knots (snicker). (She doesn't read this website thank goodness!):thumb:
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#28
Stripping basker quick question

Cool...to the pics, not to getting skunked or to her having some issues with her basket. Did you offer to swap hers for yours?
 
#29
Stripping basker quick question

I am sure that would have been the right thing to do... but no. :D Here is the picture I promised. Just some simple epoxy to keep the "tops" on. My wife's advice, "go with black for the bin color... from a distance it doesn't look home-made."
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#30
Stripping basker quick question

Nice. I've got one of those same tubs as a backup or loaner basket. I was pretty happy with my latest mod of my soft outcast basket. I added some epoxy to some cones and improved it, or so I think.