Anchor,s

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2021/07/25 13:32:51 (permalink)

Anchor,s

What set up do you have for an anchor?

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    Porktown
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/26 15:52:21 (permalink)
    I use one of these in 2lbs.  I coated in Plasti Dip.
     
    https://www.fishusa.com/Aztec-Cannon-Ball-Sinker?quantity=1&L-Size1=333&gclid=CjwKCAjwuvmHBhAxEiwAWAYj-Jl_w8DSQZ3JiKkn1ZYGuk7Bv9gzH5tvV2WZO7XOQfYJyjgab1c7ZhoC0FwQAvD_BwE
     
    Attached to about a foot of chain on a rope.  I used some lighter wire O-rings to make each connection (temporary key rings, you can easily make your own).  A good tug will unlatch the O-ring if it gets stuck on the bottom.
     
    If using in current, make sure you can detach your anchor from your kayak easily.  
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/26 17:10:07 (permalink)
    For our heavier boat we use a 15 lb Danforth anchor with about 10 ft of heavy chain.  Anchor type and set up varies depending on type/weight of your vessel and your normal or expected bottom composition where you anchor. 
    I like Porktown's suggestion about the breakaway set up. 
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    woodnickle
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/26 23:00:04 (permalink)
    I am thinking of putting a pulley set up. Whatched a YouTube video on it. Also watched one about a pole for shallow water.

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    MyWar
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/27 16:23:04 (permalink)
    The anchor trolley is essential and super easy to install.

    I’ve alternated between a 3lb folding anchor and some drag chains on a yak gear anchor trolley. I think I like the drag chains better; they are more versatile.

    Those pole systems look great but the motorized ones are $$ and the DIY versions are more work and time than I can put into it right now. It’s easy enough to throw an anchor in shallow water with light current.

    I also like to keep things pretty simple and light in the kayak. I fish out of a $300 cheapo from Dunhams. A couple drag chains on an anchor trolley are perfect for the shallow rivers, creeks and flat water lakes I fish from a kayak. But if you are fishing different water then your needs might be different.
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    Porktown
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/27 18:47:49 (permalink)
    I run my anchor line through my front carry handle as a “pulley”. I’m sure a pulley is much better, but I haven’t had an issue the way I do mine. I use a tarp clip to hold the line in place. Speaking of cheap…
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/28 05:48:02 (permalink)
    I have always used one of these on all my kayaks:  https://www.yakattack.us/LeverLoc_Anchor_Trolley_p/ams-1003.htm
     
    I used this to manage my line (remember you want to use 3' of line for every 1' of water depth):
    https://www.yakattack.us/sidewinder-anchor-line-reel-includes-track-hardware-and-75-of-550-paracord/
     
    For an anchor, I use a 5 pound neoprene dumbbell.  It's cheap because I would lose about three of them a year from getting hung up (I fish brush piles a lot).  Quick release system is a must.  Whether that is a "system" or just a knife attached to your PFD.
     
    As for the above links, there are cheaper alternatives and Youtube is full of ideas, but these have never failed me.
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/28 13:05:51 (permalink)
    PaYakr
    I have always used one of these on all my kayaks:  https://www.yakattack.us/LeverLoc_Anchor_Trolley_p/ams-1003.htm
     
    I used this to manage my line (remember you want to use 3' of line for every 1' of water depth):
    https://www.yakattack.us/sidewinder-anchor-line-reel-includes-track-hardware-and-75-of-550-paracord/



    Actually upon further review, that’s the anchor trolley I use too. I incorrectly posted “yak gear” above. But yea, it works well.
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/28 14:38:48 (permalink)
    Ok, so just saw this is kayak forum, disregard my above post, lol
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/29 09:17:59 (permalink)
    My buddy is a member of the Tupperware navy and he uses an 8-pound downrigger ball as an anchor for river fishing. Says it holds well and never gets wedged and stuck.

    The poster formally known as Duncsdad

    Everything I say can be fully substantiated by my own opinion.
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    woodnickle
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    Re: Anchor,s 2021/07/30 11:48:02 (permalink)
    DarDys
    My buddy is a member of the Tupperware navy and he uses an 8-pound downrigger ball as an anchor for river fishing. Says it holds well and never gets wedged and stuck.
    that's a good idea 💡

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