Stripping Baskets in Rivers.....

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by JayB, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. JayB

    JayB Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Oh yeah - a tangle free walk along the shore to the next spot without having to reel-up and strip out. One more thing I found myself enjoying courtesy of the basket. Only thing missing was a beer-holder but, perhaps a chest-mount would be better for that.....
     
    Bert likes this.
  2. JayB

    JayB Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Interesting. I was just looking over Doug Rose's book on fly-fishing the Oly Pen last night and in the section on Syd Glasso someone is quoted as saying that "he could cast over 100 feet without using a stripping basket," which jives with your observation that they used to be more common way back when. Nihil nove sub sole...
     
  3. TD

    TD Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,205
    Likes Received:
    503
    Location:
    North End
    Be aware that the dishpan style can give you a scare when you step in deeper than anticipated and the basket quickly catches in the current and starts to tug at your waist. Holes in the bottom help but it still creates a lot of drag.
     
  4. FLYFLICKER

    FLYFLICKER Chris

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Vancouver, Washington
    Found this stripping basket picture online while looking up information on the William Joseph combo Bert mentioned.

    One word. . . Genius

    [​IMG]
     
    freestoneangler and Olive bugger like this.
  5. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    3,172

    Needs a Hello Kitty sticker
     
    plaegreid likes this.
  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,680
    Likes Received:
    1,407
    Location:
    Edgewood, WA
    I can damn sure tell you there have been a number of times I wished I had one...especially when making long casts on fast moving water. And now that I see just how versatile they are... all I need is the right color so as not to clash with my new puffy jacket :D.
     
  7. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    625
    Location:
    Woodinville, WA
    Did anyone notice that there are only 9 beers in the basket. They come in 6 and 12 packs. What happened to the other three?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
    Bert likes this.
  8. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    6,898
    Likes Received:
    800
    Location:
    Kenmore, WA, USA.
    Well what would you do with three misplaced beers? :p
     
  9. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    625
    Location:
    Woodinville, WA
    Consume
     
  10. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,663
    Likes Received:
    1,728
    Location:
    m-ville
    I thought those things were made for packing beer,I thought you were suppose to fill them with beer and wade in upto your waist to keep the beer cold. I never thought about coiling your line in one!!
     
    Bert likes this.
  11. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    625
    Location:
    Woodinville, WA
    Mine has an obsolete bottle opener mounted on the side.

    These new fangled twist off and pop tops are the nuts.
     
  12. FLYFLICKER

    FLYFLICKER Chris

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Vancouver, Washington
    No tramp stamps on the “Beer Basket”
     
  13. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    3,172
    My bad. I was under the impression you wanted to catch fish.