Swift water releasing anchor

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Pacman, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Pacman

    Pacman New Member

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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?
     
  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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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
     

  3. jpb

    jpb New Member

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    IF YOU CAN WELD MAKE ONE OUT OF #4 REBAR.YOU CAN PULL IT OUT WHEN IT GETS STUCK.
     
  4. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    thats way i am when i fish kentucky river loose alot of hooks and sinkers
     
  5. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    jpb i saw the anchor that you can bend to release the anchor. but they didnt give any lengths, but i will guess and say they are about 16 inches long? am i right on this length. cliff:big_smile:
     
  6. JKitterman

    JKitterman New Member

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    Are you connecting your anchor chain to the bottom of the anchor and using a zip tie to the top so you can pull up the anchor upside down by breaking the zip tie?
     
  7. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    no im talking about rebar that is 3/8 are 1/2 inch. when the anchor gets stuck you pull real hard on the anchor rope, and the long hooks will bend, and should release
     
  8. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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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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  9. montgomery#1

    montgomery#1 New Member

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    Be like me and drill a hole in a large rock and call it good. They work really well. if you dont mind picking up a large rock when you go fishing.
     
  10. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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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:
     
  11. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    That's why I keep a couple of big ol' mushroom heads around.