A stripping basket just doesn't make sense unless it's functional. This is the finest basket money can buy. Features big enough to strip line into easily without being so big it's in the way. Has a flat bottom so the line doesn't pile up on itself, thus minimizing tangles at the first stripping guide. Deep enough so the line doesn't blow or fall out, but not so deep that you lose precious feet off your cast because the line has to make its way out of a deep, narrow hole. Mesh bottom to drain water, to accept Line Shooters, (sold separately), and allow you to see where you are going. In short, it's the KR Line Tender. The Line Tender is big when you need it, and small when you don't. Portable because it packs away quickly and easily. A front pocket for tippets, leaders, and other essential small items. Prevents fly from snagging on boat cleats, brush, rocks, etc. Tends your line so you don't need to wrestle it from swift currents or raging surf. Protects your fly line from being crushed, cut, scraped, and from sharp rocks, etc. Safe-see through mesh bottom lets you see where you walk. Folds small in its carry bag for easy travel.