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    Im looking for the best river anchor design anyone has come up with... homemade or purchased..

    Im talking something that you can drop below a dam into a tangled mess without any concern about getting it back and it will hold well.

    (Concrete Blocks dont count.. i already use those!)


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    Here is a neat link from a fellow BOC member's site. The Danforth anchor works GREAT for me in rivers.

    http://www.tkishkape.0catch.com/OCCS...horing101.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in SC View Post
    Here is a neat link from a fellow BOC member's site. The Danforth anchor works GREAT for me in rivers.

    http://www.tkishkape.0catch.com/OCCS...horing101.html

    Bill in SC
    Great information Thanks Bill in SC :big_smile:

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    This is the one I like for rough places.
    http://www.boatersworld.com/product/...ciboat-anchors
    If I hang it on rocks or snags, I can bend the prongs (sometimes I have to use engine power if it's hung up bad), to retrieve the anchor, simply bend the prongs back into position and I'm good to go. Aluminum it pretty light, no rust....:big_smile:
    They come in 3 sizes; I have a 12#, but I like the 16# best overall.
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    I am probably not much help on the river anchor situation, but for lakes I use a 25lb barbell weight. I put an I-bolt through it with washers, nuts to hold the eye bolt washer in place, and a lock nut on the bottom.
    I keep about 75 feet of mule tape for the anchor rope tied on to it.
    I guess in swift water, it might just drag, but it sure might also hang up on rocks to hold the boat, but retrieving it might be tough. Hope this helps.
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    The Danforth Anchor

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    Here is a link to the anchor we use around here, will hold in the current side of river and not to expensive.

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showt...=river+anchors

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter View Post
    Here is a link to the anchor we use around here, will hold in the current side of river and not to expensive.

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showt...=river+anchors
    Thats the one i use in the missouri holds great in heavy current

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwaterkatz View Post
    This is the one I like for rough places.
    http://www.boatersworld.com/product/...ciboat-anchors
    If I hang it on rocks or snags, I can bend the prongs (sometimes I have to use engine power if it's hung up bad), to retrieve the anchor, simply bend the prongs back into position and I'm good to go. Aluminum it pretty light, no rust....:big_smile:
    They come in 3 sizes; I have a 12#, but I like the 16# best overall.
    I agree with Tommy on this one,I have one and love it,especially the prong design on it,you really dont have to worry about losing this anchor and as he says they are aluminum and weight is not that big of an issue
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    I think homemade anchors are definatly the way to go. Everytime you toss an anchor overboard it might be the last time you see it, I don't care what design it is. Personally i don't wanna be out $90 everytime i lose an anchor


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