Linekurv Stripping Basket
Posted July 13 2009 - 01:51 PM
Posted July 13 2009 - 05:11 PM
I think the two major differences are the number of cones, 7 on the Bean and 9 on your basket as well as the handle.
Here is a picture of the basket from Denmark that I posted on a SOL stripping basket thread awhile back.
Enjoy your new basket.
Posted July 13 2009 - 06:26 PM
Posted July 13 2009 - 06:33 PM
6-10 and pick em'....
Posted July 13 2009 - 08:21 PM
LLBean sold theirs for $20.00 and Orvis for $40.00.
That lawyer musta been a real dog.
Posted July 13 2009 - 08:51 PM
Are you seriously saying you dont see the resembelance between the Bean and Orvis Buckets. The Orvis buckets were the first to use molded cones, rod holder detents, and a curve for the abdomen. Before them we were stuck with washpans and those terrible plasitic inserts that never stayed down or Weed wacker fingers(which I still use for a back-up)The only difference between the Orvis and Bean buckets was the color and outside contour. So it really just came down to who introduced thiers first.
Posted July 14 2009 - 02:17 AM
Posted July 14 2009 - 05:15 AM
Rejoice that they don't come with drainage holes. So call drainage holes let in more water than they ever drain away. Nothing worse than water swilling around inside your basket.
These look like nice line trays. I think that the Orvis may have the edge with is rounded edges which don't hurt you hand so much when stripping fact and hitting the edges form time to time. I woul not mind trying one out though to be certain. It looks like it will do the job and thats all we need of any piece of fishing tackle.
Posted July 14 2009 - 06:08 AM
Easier to make holes than to plug them up. Design can be easily utilized by both parties (I personally dont like holes)
Posted July 14 2009 - 06:43 AM
Posted July 14 2009 - 07:30 AM
Originally Posted by Bounty Htr
Just out of curiosity what made you go with this one instead of the old tride and true Orvis basket?
I have a Orvis basket. I like the shape of the Linekurv.
Posted July 14 2009 - 08:12 AM
My point is Orvis never told LLB they were upset with their bucket, but one of LLB's lawyers prompted them to discontinue the product. I got that tid bit from a friend who worked for LLB when they discontinued the bucket.
Orvis makes a fine, but over priced product. I own a Bean bucket and a flats Texas board. I've fished the Orvis box and it is fine, just not as comfortable as the other two models. It works, but so do the dishpans most of use built back in the day. Hell my buckets were made from a Sear's basket and I sold a few to Goose Hummock and they never had one come back with a complaint.
Posted July 14 2009 - 03:59 PM
I've personally been happy with my Orvis basket, purchased with their $25 discount coupon. Think the belly curve is good and cones prevent line from flying out in wind. No need to go to Denmark, in my opinion.
A question, though. Is the Denmark version as heavy as the LLBean basket was?
Posted July 14 2009 - 08:00 PM
Perhaps Ford should sue SAAB?
I thought monopolies were illegal. No?
I brought a folding stripping basket to The Vineyard last year, and putting 75' of flyline in it while holding the rest outside, was a surefire recipe for a tangle on almost every shoot, even when I carefully coiled the line in the bottom of the mesh bag.
I bought the Orvis tub the next day.
After cleaning the lube out of my rectum I had a nice night of casting, but I can't say I was happy getting raped on a $3 plastic tub. Oh alright, I'll be nice... A $7 plastic bucket
Sully, how are all yalls?