Stripping Baskets in Rivers.....

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  1. JayB

    JayB Active Member

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    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.....
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    FLYFLICKER Chris

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    Found this stripping basket picture online while looking up information on the William Joseph combo Bert mentioned.

    One word. . . Genius

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    Needs a Hello Kitty sticker
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Well what would you do with three misplaced beers? :p
     
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    Consume
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    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!!
     
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    Mine has an obsolete bottle opener mounted on the side.

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

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    No tramp stamps on the “Beer Basket”
     
  13. Nick Clayton

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    My bad. I was under the impression you wanted to catch fish.


     
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    So who does this? Because I think at times it would be beneficial.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I use & have used a collapsible basket on streams and along shorelines where utilizing a hard basket isn't very feasible. And while long casts aren't/weren't needed in most instances, it beat hob out of my fly line tailing downstream, snagging on rocks & debris, and me walking all over it.
     
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