Re: Book Talk: Fly Fishing the Striper Surf
I've flyfished the surf with and without a stripping basket but it certainly reduced my enjoyment whenever I used it. Down here, with a quick dropoff on the Space Coast beaches, I seldom get up to my knees and never use one. Fact is, most of my casting/fishing is done from the edge of the sand because at night the fish are right at your feet here most of the time.
On the other hand, fishing Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons, I often use a basket as there is little current and seldom waves.