Quote Originally Posted by FishnDave View Post
Had some time to kill while in West Des Moines last night, so I fly-fished at Blue Heron Lake. I spent a fair amount of time untangling my line from the abundant sticks along the shoreline at my feet, and from the trees behind me.

Ever consider a stripping/shooting basket? I made one from a Rubbermaid dishpan with 2 slots cut for a wading belt (I've used bungee cord too). Great for fishing in situations like yours; also does a great job keeping the line from tangling pilings & bulkheads when I'm striper fishing. Congrats on the yellow bass.