Suggested rigging for 8lb anchor
Posted by: securis on Jun-03-11 7:31 PM (EST)
I recently came into a small 8lb anchor to use with my SOT. Before, I would either drift or pull up to the bank and tie off. I was thinking of rigging it to drop off the rear so that I can face downstream while I fish. Is there any reason this is not good or maybe there's a better way?
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Posted by: old_user on Jun-05-11 7:13 PM (EST)
You mentioned facing downstream,so you must be on a creek or river?I use a 1.5lb.folding grapnel for rocky or grassy bottoms or a 2.5lb. Danforth for sandy or muddy bottoms.I anchor off of the stern using half-hitches until I reach my "spot",and then put a stick into the next hitch loop to prevent current from pulling out the rest.Works alright for me.That way,you don't have to worry about the fish getting tangled in the anchor line.I hope this helps;good fishing!!
Posted by: Jeep274 on Jun-05-11 10:04 PM (EST)
You may want to try searching the net for "kayak anchor trolley". Very versatile. There are dozens of links and videos and a few ready to install kits available. I am seriously looking at adding one to my yak.
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Posted by: Big_D on Jun-06-11 9:51 AM (EST)
If you're anchoring in current or tide that is strong enough that a brush anchor or a 2lb dumb-bell won't hold your kayak, then you are anchoring in too much current for safety.
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Posted by: securis on Jun-06-11 7:43 PM (EST)
Yeah, I'm getting the anchor free. So, weight isn't so much a factor at the moment. I was thinking more along the lines of being pulled off balance because I rigged to drop off the side or maybe hindering my field of casting.
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Posted by: Big_D on Jun-27-11 4:59 PM (EST)
Rig it on the bow or the stern. Use a well secured pulley where the anchor drops off your boat. Scotty makes one, but there are lots of them available on sites like Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, or West Marine.
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Posted by: old_user on Jul-21-11 9:12 AM (EST)
Here is a link to step-by-step instructions for setting up an anchor trolley system for a kayak. There is a link to a video showing the installation as well.