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The Pee Dee river is the snaggingest (if that's a word) place I've ever fished. I don't mind losing a few hooks and leads, but anchors are a different story.

Last trip I lost an anchor by breaking a 250lb test rope.

I see anchors that are designed to release, but they are expensive. I might spend $50 bucks on a anchor if I knew I wouldn't lose it the third time I try it.

What brand/designs have you found that really works?
 

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I hear ya Dewayne. I pass lots of fishable spots because i don't have an anchor and have to depend on a tie up snag/limb. Ron (bellymeat) on the SC section sent me a link to a snag free anchor, but I have misplaced it. I think they were $75. They have the tines that straighten out if it gets snagged. He did say he lost a BRAND NEW one though!! :) I'm going to try one if I ever get my money right.
BB in SC
 

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Check this out Dewayne. I made this anchor awhile back. It works great. As a matter of a fact, I made another one today. Just a little smaller,and with more chain. They work great in trees, and especially rocks. I do my best to get it hung up on purpose sometimes, Just to stay anchored in heavy current. If it gets stuck, One yank on the rope will break the cable ties and pull it up bottom first. I make them for around $12.00. But, I have equipment readily available too...p.s. it's filled with lead also.
 

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Mark, That looks like the 3 anchors I made here at work except I have a rail running the length and the chain slides down it when your hung-up and run the boat past the STUCK anchor it pulls from the bottom. Works Great on the Mississippi, except sand! :wink:
 
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