Drift sock or Drift bucket

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by Bross, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Bross

    Bross New Member

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    Getting the boat ready for the season. I have been using a 25lb. anchor off the back end of the boat to keep it from swaying when I anchored in current. It kills my back and I have almost fallen in a couple of time retrieving it. Need some feedback on a drift sock or drift bucket to help me decide which one I will use.
    Thanks!!
    Brent


    I never meant a catfishman I did not like!
     
  2. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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  3. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Buckets work well, drift socks are better in my opinion. The socks take up less room, different sizes, and catch more water than a five gallon bucket.
     
  4. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    It is all in what you want, the sock is good and you can fold it down and put it away into a small storage space. But you can take a 5 gallon bucket and drill 6 2" holes in the bottom and still keep ropes in it and carry your stuff to the boat and have a drift anchor.
     
  5. Bross

    Bross New Member

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    Clarence, that is a great point on the bucket. Would be a good multi use tool. The sock would be easier on the back, but I think I will try the bucket:) Thanks to all for the replies!

    Brent


    I never meant a catfishman I did not like!