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Invisible Stripping Basket

Invisible Stripping Basket

I've had a few questions and comments from some fly fishers seeking more information about the Short Casts tips (June-July, 2014) titled "Invisible Stripping Basket."

Keeping control of your slack line is a challenge everywherein rivers, the shoreline of freshwater lakes, and fishing the flats and beaches in saltwater. If you're not fishing out of a boat where you can lay your coils at your feet, Joe's tip can help prevent line tangles and get you longer casts with fewer tangles and snarls.

Here's a short video from Joe Mahler on how the technique works.

If you have tips of your own, please send them to (The best tip we publish each issue earns a RIO Perception fly line.)

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