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Peter Rawlinson

Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« on: December 29, 2012, 20:55:08 PM »
Any advice please for line  catchers / trays / holders . I got in some real tangles with my lines snagging  up on the banks of the Don last season .

 Spotted a guy with a line tray that had rubber  spikes and it seemed to  catch the line when stripping back , keeping it out of the mud and tangles .  Anyone  use them ?  Where can I get one ?  Any info  appreciated  .

Also what is best for  cleaning  flylines ?  Lineslick ? Plain water ?

May seem like basic questions but I am struggling  when my line ends on the bank in the mud , and I stand on it as well  .

Jim Eddie

Re: Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 21:26:18 PM »
Pete
I like the William Joseph line tray, it folds into a belt when not in use. Line slick, I like the stuff that comes with the Snowbee lines.

http://www.fishermanstacklecompany.co.uk/Fly-Line-Accessories/William-Joseph-Stripping-Basket

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Hamish Young

Re: Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 10:44:10 AM »
On occasion, I use a line tray. Not all that often on rivers though. Have a look at the GAC list:
http://www.fishingmegastore.com/line-trays_285.html
When it comes to line slick for floating lines I use Scientific Anglers line dressing which most lines I have seem to like hugely.

H :z3
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Lasse Karlsson

Re: Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 16:39:11 PM »
Line tray for river fishing, either the willy joe, or the flexistripper: http://www.fries-rods.dk/lang/dk/flexi_stripper.htm

Cleaning lines, first clean in fresh clean water, then apply lineslick. If really dirty, then a small amount of soap in the water can be used. Brands: Scientific Anglers and Tiemco are good.

Cheers
Lasse

Peter Rawlinson

Re: Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 17:03:26 PM »
Thanks for the links and info guys , plenty to choose from now . I could not find them on the net before .

Stuck for choice now . Cheers .



Rob Brownfield

Re: Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 19:36:40 PM »
There are some very silly priced stripping baskets out thre..very silly indeed!

If its for river fishing and short casts, then you won't beat the Wychwood one at around a tenner. It great for keeping 10-15 or so yards of line out the water around you feet.

However, if like myself you tend to clamber over rocks and need long casts, the the ones with flexible "prongs" are the way to go. I have one upstairs that I picked up for about £20, but I have no idea who makes it. Its a ridged "tray" with either loops or prongs, its up to you how you want to configure them.

If you do not mind looks, make one out of a washing up bowl :)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Rob Brownfield

Re: Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 19:38:51 PM »
Oh..and one last thing, "solid" trays can be extremely dangerous in fast flowing water, as I found out!. They will catch the water and drag you away if deep wading, making it very difficult to get your footing. Same goes if a wave hits you when deep wading off the beach.

I much prefer th mesh bottomed versions.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Peter Rawlinson

Re: Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 22:25:46 PM »
This is the type I like best .





Kentru

Re: Line tray , line slick , any info ?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 17:43:40 PM »



This is the one I use, mostly on still waters as I don't do a lot of river fishing.
http://linekurv.dk/en/stripping-basket-27/


 




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