Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Clay Carney, Aug 15, 2007.
Here's what I use out in the drink...very simple to make and effective!!!!
Ive been out fishing beaches a lot lately. While it's nice to see so many fly fisherman, it pains me to see so many of them not using stripping baskets! I meet people who tell me they don't need one bc they're using a floating line. . . They will never go back after they give it a try.
Thanks for the info and taking the time to post pics - I have no idea what the media holder holds either - those wacky Scandinavians! (Before anyone takes offense, my better half who is one has just kicked me...and she has no idea either). But thanks to you both for the ideas for messing around with v.2 of homemade. I used 3" bolts covered with shrink tubing (seemed like a good idea at the time) - it was fine, but now after Phil's persuasive posts a few weeks back, I find myself with a switch rod (which is a dream when it all goes right for 2-handed overhead: say 1 in 5 right now...) and the current basket snarls up much more with the extra 20-30' of line I can occasionally get out. Suspect I've got too many 'fingers'. But I also suspect I am looking for perfection where there is none: when's the next meeting of the Outbound support group?
It's still feast or famine on BI East Side: quiet tonight with only a small coho to hand in 2 hours but good action last Sat evening when there were plenty of boats out - I was taking most (all coho) in 6' of water on a 3" pink half and half, and seemingly doing better than folks further out - but the reverse tonight. Beautiful sunset though....
So, Philster, looks like that is on your bed... Is that really all you use it for...?
I tried this. Not so nice. They do tend to shoot fairly well *if* you stretch them really well, btu even then I founf I was stretching every 15 minutes and even then it was coiling on me too much. Now, had I hooked a nice fish to help me straighten it out that might have helped matters... However, comparing the Outboudna dn my bonefish line on my 6 wt up here? No contest for me.
Nope! I also pile lots of pillows against the wall behind me and sit on the bed to play way too much "Gears of War":rofl:
I couldn't remember where I'd bought mine until I saw your link Graham. I still made a bottom with longer cones out of fiberglass. It's as close as I'm going to get for what I need.
the orvis stripping basket slays the ll bean. it's much lighter and fits better on the body. just don't get the mesh stripping baskets. it defeats the purpose of even having a basket. i don't think people who fly fish can look anymore ridiculous than strapping a tub to them. i feel like such a toolbag walking past people on a beach with my waders and stripping basket. oh well...
Chris - add a few tens of feet of line draped around the body after a screwed up cast and yep, picture perfect! Still, I was happy to to provide some amusement for the two couples sipping wine on the beach as the sun went down last night....there are times when I know from the very first cast that I am going to have a couple of hours of screwing up in every way imaginable.
Matt - looks like a nice design, thanks for posting.
another source for great cones if you still want to make your own is the plastic male plug end that come out of the rolls of large format inkjet paper - hit your local reporgraophics or Kinkos and see if they have them laying around.
this guy uses cut pvc http://www.flyfishingforum.com/flytalk4/showthread.php?t=12952
Actually, I was talking about the plastic thing with all of the little fingers sticking up from it...
Man, that sounds like something you could get from an online sex shoppe.
(Finally, after five years, I break the 2000 posts mark. BFD.)
Exactly my thought and then to top it off, the picture he posts of it appears to be taken with it on his bed wearing his watch...:rofl: (I guess at least he didn't have it wearing one of his t-shirts...)
Now if I could just find my keys we could drive out of here...
Here's a stripping basket that you can make yourself for less than $20. Check it out: