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Old 07-21-2013, 01:40 PM
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While staying in a guides cabin at a lodge a week ago I noticed something. The cabin is not the Ritz and there were some items cluttering the corners. One of the items that drew my eye was the curved tool caddy that comes with some Shop Vac and other vacuum cleaners of similar design.

The tool caddy was just like the basket in the picture and could easily be transformed into a stripping basket with a good form fitting hip contour thing going on.

Think about this and go look around the garage and the shed before you give up on materials. I don't know if they are still the same but I have owned several and seen many Shop Vacs that have the curved tool basket on them.......... Just a thought, something to keep the eyes peeled for
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The shopping baskets at the local liquor store look like this
Don't you know I look at those every time I walk by.
(I once asked the kid that collects the shopping carts at the supermarket if he's save me a basket if one ever got to the point where they were throwing it out. About 3 weeks later there was one sitting next to my car when I came out. )

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Default Re: Stripping Basket Idea;

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The shopping baskets at the local liquor store look like this
Don't you know I look at those every time I walk by.
(I once asked the kid that collects the shopping carts at the supermarket if he's save me a basket if one ever got to the point where they were throwing it out. About 3 weeks later there was one sitting next to my car when I came out. )

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Are you there THAT often that he knows your car?
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Are you there THAT often that he knows your car?

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Default Re: Stripping Basket Idea;

Here's one I use. I cut down a plastic shrub/tree planter (free at home depot or your nursery) 5" D x 8" round. Drilled four rip stop holes and made two vertical slits for the belt. As you can see it has existing drainage holes all around the base.

I don't use it as a shooting basket. although it can be, but use it to gather up fly line to move from one meandering hole to the next in mountain streams so that I don't have to constantly reel the line up. Works good.

Those plastic planter pots come in all sizes. If I had a boat I think a large one would come in handy to control the line that is stripped. Anyways there free.

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Default Re: Stripping Basket Idea;

Mine's a small plastic basket I bought at the Surf City, NJ 5 & 10. The "fingers" are 4" zip ties pulled thru holes in the bottom. The belt is a bungee cord. It stretches so I can move the basket if needed, but the basket stays put.
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Default Re: Stripping Basket Idea;

I need to start using on at the creeks I fish. I always manage to get a **** load of line stuffed up and twisted around tiny trees.
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Default Re: Stripping Basket Idea;

I've a dedicated one for the salt where it's needed-BVKs I think. For smaller rivers the William Joseph does a competent job for casts under 70 ft and doubles as a belt that also tethers my net, staff and stuff.
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