Probably the fastest growing arm of the sport, here is a forum dedicated to the art. Beginners like myself welcome.
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:59 pm
in my opinion a stripping basket is essential for all swff.there is nothing more infurating than seeing a good fish boil, shooting a cast at them only to find that it has been snagged on a piece of kelp or knotted from the wave motion (i know from experience!!!). because of this i decided to make one myself and came across this website which works out faultlessly
http://www.lyndenhuggins.com/Fly%20Fish ... Basket.htm
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:15 pm
this looks the job!
i was going to buy one of those mesh ones, but think il goive this a go tommorrow!
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:22 pm
no problem, i also cut out 2 u shapes at either end so i can leave the rod balance on the basket while changing fly etc. never got on well with the mesh ones, always ended up getting the fly line tangled in it.
Tue May 13, 2008 11:04 pm
Made one of these today after strugling with the mesh ones for ages. Used it this evening, simply excellent.
Wed May 14, 2008 10:36 am
Nice diagrams there. I made mine out of a dish washing bucket that fits in the sink. I didn't bother with the cable ties. They seem like an easy addition. Will give it a go over the next couple of days.
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:18 pm
OK I'm goin to suggest an alternative. The ones yer talkin about are very good and I'm not faultin em. However, I find em awkward at times. An alternative would be the Total Control Stripping Basket availabe from Guide stockists. I like this one because it is collapsable and you don't know you have it on while walking to and from the fishing location! I can't say I get tangles using it. If you don't watch wot yer doin you could get a fly stuck in it but thats not the baskets fault (no offence).
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:55 pm
Or you could do it the old fashioned way and simply coil the line round you hand. Dropping it just prior to shooting it.
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:40 pm
cant open link for some reason!! any ideas
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:17 pm
brianbru wrote:cant open link for some reason!! any ideas
They seem to have updated their website, here is the updated link.http://www.lyndenhuggins.com/flyfishing/howto/strippingbasket/strippingbasket.htm
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:16 am
sound dave. looks good i was goin to buy one but ill give that or something like it a go. nice one
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:31 am
i,ve looked hi and low for a plastic container like this and all i seem to find is little ones or huge ones anyone any idea where i might find one nearer this size
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:26 pm
I bought one of the collapsable ones, useless then made one from a small basket, a belt and some cable ties - cost about fiver and does the job perfectly.
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