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Default Re: Another newb looking for your guidance!

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Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
I have a favorite homemade stripping basket that you can see here,
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...tml#post307082
but when I travel, I just bring a bungee cord (2') and buy a plastic mesh basket or dish pan at a dollar store.
Works fairly well, it's cheap, and you don't have to transport it.

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Wow! You have the exact same basket (almost) pictured as my favorite single hand rod stripping basket! You can see mine hanging on my side right here:
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I got a clip called a 'Crocodile Clip' that I can pinch onto my wading belt, or belt, vest bottom etc. I then used a piece of 1" nylon web strap and used it to attach the basket to the clip. I used weed whacker line to make loops in the bottom of the basket. I might have a whole $4.oo invested in it. I used to use an aluminum finger splint to hold the basket on. I got the basket at the dollar store so I had tops $1.50 in it that way. Oh, and a good story about the finger and the doctor. This picture shows the finger splint method:
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You can also see in it you look in the bottom, the weed whacker line loops. I just drill holes big enough for the line the go through, then melt the ends and flatten them.

The finger story. I ran my middle finger through between the starter gear and fly wheel of my boat motor and squished it like a bug. I go to the doctor and he cleans the grease and stuff out and then tells me "I think you have an extensor tendon injury. You know, the one that straightens it out." I said "Give it to me straight doc, will I ever be able to flip the bird again?" He didn't get it. A pefectly good joke out the window.
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