Here is something I have done with my anchors. You see, what started this is what happened last year. I was alone fishing and wanted to go just upriver from this little creek, throw out the anchor and drift back to the mouth. Well, I did just that, eased past the mouth, shut off the motor, went to the front of the boat and heave, threw out the anchor. The only problem was, it had come loose from the boat. Needless to say a big splash was heard followed by some cursing as my boat headed down river. I lost that anchor, DUH!! So, I got to thinking, If the anchor rope would float, I could have found it. So what I did this year was at the end of the rope (boat end) I slid on a float, then tied my clip on it. So, now if I am anchored and get snagged, or need to chase a fish, all I have to do is unclip it from the boat, do what I gotta do, and come back and rehook. Also, if I happened to forget to hook it to the boat in the first place, I won't lose my anchor.