I went out fishing tonight but unfortunately, the outing was cut short. Me and my buddies were just getting to a spot we thought looked good on the depthfinder, we anchored, got a rod or two baited and in the water... then for some reason we decided we would go up river a little more see if we could find another hole. So, my friend in the front of the boat uncleated the the front anchor and was letting out slack so I could pull up the back anchor. Well somehow, I will never understand (I was so mad:angry, the rope went through his hand and we totally lost the anchor, rope, chain and everything... fishing night was over. I know, I know we probably coulda found a bank to fish from or something, but like I said... I was steaming mad and just wanted to get back home. Well, we had a long (45 min.) drive back home to either get upset at each other and cast blame or we could brainstorm... have to admit the first 10 min. or so we cast a little blame, but then we started thinking how we could prevent this from happening again. Here's the idea we had. I'm going to get either one of those water toy noodles or those little floats you see on the deep end rope in a pool. If I get a noodle, I'll cut it about 4 inches long, but either way I will feed the line through it and maybe a washer on the other end. Then I'll tie a knot to keep it from sliding back through. That way if it ever happens again then we can always swing back by and pick up the end of the anchor rope that is floating. I just thought I'd share this idea, simple as it is, so that if anyone else hasn't thought of something like this happening to you... well maybe it will help it to not happen to you.