Type of anchor?

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by WhiteCats, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. WhiteCats

    WhiteCats New Member

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    I am looking to buy a new anchor for a Lowe Stinger 175. I have a 20lb river anchor but need something that will lock on faster. I am considering a 25lb Richter anchor, does anyone use one or have any other idea? Thank you. Kyle
     
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Darryl
    You'll get a million different answers on this one but check out the lead anchor that Marty (Mr. T) has posted in the library. I made a couple and they hold in most any condition on the Mississippi River. Haven't lost one yet....knock on wood.

    Mine are averaging about 26-28 lbs each.

    Made of lead and 1/2" rebar. CHEAP to make if you have some lead laying around. When they get a little dinged up just re-melt them in the bowl and they are like new.

    Edit: I am anchoring a 2072 SeaArk if it matters and they hold me pretty solid.
     

  3. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    I agree make your own and lots of ways to make it , if ya want claws on it look at the library on the boc , or the 1 jeff williams uses .

    hell ill make ya 1 its easy !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. WhiteCats

    WhiteCats New Member

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    I also talked to ccso640 and he said that Steve has a decent anchor that he sells. But I saw what the frozen ground did to the anchor.:confused2:
     
  5. jrack1

    jrack1 New Member

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    i use a slip ring type (home made) about 10lbs to 15lbs. it hooks real good in fast and ruff conductions. i let out extra rope to make it hook harder. if your in 50ft. let out about 75ft.
    good luck
     
  6. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    I used homemade richter anchors when fishing the river regularly. they are easy to make from any round bar.
    I currently use a 20lb navy anchor now that works well in both. It swivels enough to get unsnagged. I have had to pull it loose with the boat a couple of times but that will happen time to time. It is an all around anchor that works well with different bottom structure.
     
  7. bodie

    bodie New Member

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    A bigger disc blade with a 2-3ft piece of rod and a eye on the end to hook a rope to does wanders.
     
  8. WhiteCats

    WhiteCats New Member

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    Thank you all for your input. I believe I am going to purchase the anchor that Steve Brown sells. Kyle:cool2:
     
  9. thunt713

    thunt713 New Member

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    They are great anchors hang up real kick and easy to get up have a break away chain you won t regreat it i have bought 2 from steve.:wink:
     
  10. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Ctrby has a post round the Arkinsas thread I believe and he has some real nice river anchors ..there like a grapple hook -ya put bout two feet of chain then yer rope..I have found this style anchor lighter and very effective.....