Stripping baskets out here seem to be in sporadic use. I do know that some guys use them for saltwater ffing but at the same time its not a real popular fishery. I seem them more on the rivers although less and less each year due to them mainly used by the true 'old-timers.'
A stripping basket my help me though. If I could improve one flyfishing skill, it would no doubt be my ability to coil line in hands-well more like the lack there of.
On another note, I went up skiing today to Stevens Pass. How odd it was to see the Sky totally empty and the boatlaunch at Sultan deserted. It seemed like May.
Ryan S. Petzold
aka Sparkey and/or Special