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 Post subject: Orvis stripping basket
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:13 pm 
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Have just taken delivery of the grossly overpriced orvis basket,but think it may have been a worthwile purchase as my girlfriend can now do the vacuuming and washing up at the same time! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Orvis stripping basket
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:22 pm 
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I have the Orvis stripping basket, and whilst it is certainly a high price, I wouldn't replace it for anything. It is a well constructed piece of kit (as much as a plastic bucket can be), but it makes casting whilst wading a treat. Also useful for fishing from skiffs or boats as it keeps the line from wrapping around your feet.

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 Post subject: Re: Orvis stripping basket
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:20 am 
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Having now used the overpriced bucket, I have to agree. Not a single tangle shooting line and a few feisty mackerel too!


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 Post subject: Re: Orvis stripping basket
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:47 pm 
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I always use a stripping basket too, but I made my own - cost me £5. Works exactly the same as an LL Bean or Orvis one.

I have a couple dotted around the place too - left for when I fly back there!

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 Post subject: Re: Orvis stripping basket
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:54 pm 
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I have an Orvis basket which I do not use. I have made my own flexi-stripper and I rate it WAY better than the Orvis.
Don


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 Post subject: Re: Orvis stripping basket
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:08 am 
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Hi Don, how do you find the flexi stripper for deep wading?
I have both but find the problem when wading is the waves lifting the line off the stripper. Good for shallow wading or bank side fishing though

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 Post subject: Re: Orvis stripping basket
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:37 pm 
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Chris, I don't usually wade deep enough to get it under water, but I can see that might be a problem,. I used my Orvis one when wading deep and it was bobbing up and down and filling with water :( :(
I don't know if I drilled acouple of holes to drain out the water if it would have helped ??
Usually if I need to wade in that deep, my pontoon boat comes to the fore, especially my new one that I don't need to wear waders.
Don


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