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    Default Stripping basket's

    Hi Guys

    My SWFF set up is almost complete it just dawned on me that i may be in need of a stripping basket So far ive done no research what so ever, but ive heard a basket with rubber spikes in it help no end

    Any and all advice most welcome
    Englander

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    Don't use one very often, but I have a Flexi Stripper and it works quite well, it came off Carl (Berlin) on the SWFF web site.

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    Go for a solid bowl. The Orvis one is the bees-knees, the LL Bean one is good, or you can make your own from a washing up bowl. Collapsable baskets are next to useless, as are those with a mesh bottom. The flexi-stripper is ok, but useless for deep wading and too small IMO.

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    As MJB has said the Orvis one is the best.
    Not cheap but you will only end up buying one if you buy something else.

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    Here you go :

    http://sportfish.co.uk/product/35305...ng_Basket.html

    The best you can buy. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Englander View Post
    Hi Guys

    My SWFF set up is almost complete it just dawned on me that i may be in need of a stripping basket So far ive done no research what so ever, but ive heard a basket with rubber spikes in it help no end

    Any and all advice most welcome
    Hi Englander, I seem to recall a cheap but very usefull way of making one from a rectangular washing up bowl. You get a hold off some really heavy nylon, like strimmer weight and cut them into 2" (50mm if yer young) lengths and super glue them to the inside of the bowl at approx 3" apart (75mm if yer young still) a couple of holes in each side for your strap and way you go. Cheap as chips. Cost approx < 5

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    I have seen washing up bowls used with holes drilled in the bottom for water drain and heavy mono looped up through the base to help prevent tangles.

    Similarly, a plastic shopping basket has also been put to good use (seen this many times in SA) and is handy to use to carry stuff to/from the beach or rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkistbob View Post
    I have seen washing up bowls used with holes drilled in the bottom for water drain and heavy mono looped up through the base to help prevent tangles.
    The problem with drain holes is they also let water in when wading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theyoungone View Post
    Here you go :

    http://sportfish.co.uk/product/35305...ng_Basket.html

    The best you can buy. .
    Anyone who has worked in the plastic injection moulding trade (and I have) would tell you that orvis are "extracting the michael" in the extreme at 38 !! The only explanation would be extremely short production runs, but with modern machines on quick tool changeovers covering that scenario, it sounds more like another case for the "What planet are the tackle mfrs living on" thread. (Rant over)

    I'd get cracking on a washing up bowl from Asda, then if it floats off whilst not tied on (to you) or you leave it somewhere, you'll not be sick as the proverbial either.
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    Solid basket defintely the way to go. Have a bought mesh one, and is next to useless. Made one for a washing up bowl and luggage strap, now wouldn't use anything else.

    Orvis one at 38 is overpriced, but as it's the only solid one on the UK market thay can pretty much charge as they like.

    So easy & cheap to make one that it's a no brainer.

    And absolutely necessary for swff - keeping stripped line under control when wading, fishing off rocks or to keep sand off the line on the beach.

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