Thats a good idea Shawn. right now I am stripping the line into the floor of the canoe and had thought about making a stripping basket to guide the line into. maybe velcro it to the floor between my legs. I had thought originally about making a mesh stripping net like the ones on a pontoon boat but my knees sit higher than the gunnels.
I will have to check with the boat fiberglass repair shop down the road from me in Seymour. He may be able to do upholstery work.
Thanks Byron, many more smallies to come this year!