I try to fish in Toledo Bend Resevoir when I can and it's waaaaaaaaaaaay down with stumps sticking up everywhere. I was looking on the net for a way to build one of those rigid stump anchoring systems (for lazy folks) that extend your reach with your loop out from your boat that are usually made from PVC. They are kind of like the dog catcher pole. I did a Yahoo search "anchor boat to stump" and found a site. I looked and thought that the pic was deceiving because nobody would apply for a patent on that simple a design and bought one. I got it today and it is that simple and apparently he did. It works fine but I wanted to design something more elaborate. I was wanting to make one self tighten with double layer PVC and a shotgun magazine spring. Anybody have any suggestions?