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650flyguy 12-02-2012 03:21 PM

Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
Does any one have any experience with a Linecurve Stripping Basket?

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...Basketshr.jpeg

Linekurv.dk

I have experimenting with a number of homemade and manufactured baskets and I am still in search for the perfect one. I have been using a foam Mangrove which is I like - packable, light, large holes in the bottom, rod holder works well & keep line properly coiled. My only problem is when a nice sized Pacific Wave smashes it just right the bottom pops out.

I was thinking a formed plastic basket may be the ticket.
Also thought it was cool in was made in DK where I have family ties.

Appreciate any information.

fichy 12-02-2012 09:14 PM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
Looks very similar in design to the Orvis basket. I've used mine for 5-6 years with great success on the east and west US coasts. The Orvis model is 80.00 , I believe. I'm glad I bought mine at less than half that. I use mine to protect reels and fly boxes in transit, and flip it over and sit on it to wait for favorable tides.

Charlie

Guest1 12-02-2012 09:26 PM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
Hi there Fichy. Welcome to the forum. Hope to hear more from you. :welcomean

fichy 12-02-2012 09:36 PM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
Thanks, Dan. That's a really beautiful, impressive smallie. One of my favorite fish. I didn't see an intro section so I dove in without really looking. I'm lucky, the water's fine!

Charlie

650flyguy 12-02-2012 11:50 PM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fichy (Post 503566)
Looks very similar in design to the Orvis basket. I've used mine for 5-6 years with great success on the east and west US coasts.

Charlie

Do you have any problems filling up with water?

One review I read said the Linecurve was smaller than the Orvis Basket. I was unable to find the exact size. These are selling for around $50.

fichy 12-03-2012 06:47 AM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
If I'm going to get hit with surf and fill the basket, I loosen the waist belt and add one over the shoulder to hold it up. I tilt the basket to empty water. It hasn't been a problem. I don't drill drain holes, as I found it works better if I let it float up if I wade deep. I also like to keep some water in it, as it helps the line shoot. I hope someone can give you a real review of the product you asked about, I'm sorry to semi-hijack your thread.

Rip Tide 12-03-2012 08:39 AM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fichy (Post 503628)
If I'm going to get hit with surf and fill the basket, I loosen the waist belt and add one over the shoulder to hold it up. I tilt the basket to empty water. It hasn't been a problem. I don't drill drain holes, as I found it works better if I let it float up if I wade deep. I also like to keep some water in it, as it helps the line shoot. I hope someone can give you a real review of the product you asked about, I'm sorry to semi-hijack your thread.

No holes in my basket either.
I once had the sandbar I was standing on in heavy current wash away right from under my feet.
I used my basket as a float to "swim' back to shore. ;)

I fish regularly in the surf and when faced with an especially large wave, I tip my basket up to deflect it. When you get hit by the surf in the crotch area enough times you'll appreciate the extra protection :rolleyes:

---------- Post added at 09:39 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:25 AM ----------

My basket

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1..._xi/basket.gif

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1..._xi/bottom.gif

fichy 12-03-2012 09:09 AM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
RT, I've thought of the tiny boat aspect..... :smile: I have towed hard baskets carrying my chest pack and rod, while I held my waders up as high as I could when I stayed out on the bars too far into the incoming. There's some flats I fish (especially Joppa on the mouth of the Merrimack) where it's difficult to get back in, as the troughs are deeper towards shore and fill in behind you. That one more cast thing gets me every time.

randyflycaster 12-03-2012 09:19 AM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
The basket looks very good, also very similiar to the L.L. Bean basket, so my only question is how wide is it? If it's too wide, like the Bean basket, you'll hit your hand when you're executing your downward haul.

When it comes to stripping basket I think it pays to buy one like the Orvis basket. If you're going to build your own and want to buy cones go here:
Fly Fishing Gear - Burleson Sporting Co.

Randy

mtnwkr 12-03-2012 06:21 PM

Re: Linecurve Stripping Basket
 
90% of the guys around here use Linekurv baskets, the rest use home made options. They work great, some drill holes, some don't. I always have. Head to a popular beach when the salmon are running and it's a line of guys all with the same green basket. These are identical to the old LL Bean baskets that were so coveted but no longer made.


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