Haven't seen anything on this subject, so here goes: Anchoring in heavy current is a dangerous undertaking, and takes all persons in the boat out of a "normal" pleasant day of fishing, and places them, instead, into a potentially life-threatening situation. I know of 2 members who have managed to have their anchor rope snag on their outboards, and place their lives at risk. Both shall remain nameless. The first was anchoring below a spillway, and threw the anchor before the boat had stopped forward momentum. The vessel continued forward, with the prop still turning, over the anchor rope, which wrapped around the prop until the engine choked down and quit. For those of you who can't imagine what happened next, the vessel swapped ends, thus exposing the stern to the full brunt of the current. My understanding is that, in this case, water quickly began filling the vessel. Luckily, the "captain" of the vessel had a knife handy, and was able (somehow) to reach and cut the rope. The second incident occured while retrieving the anchor. The "captain" cranked the motor, put it in gear in an idle to "help" the retrieval of the anchor, and went forward to pull the rope. Guess what.... The prop wrapped up the rope, the engine quit, and, when the anchor snagged again, the vessel swapped ends. Fortunately, he had a knife close at hand, and managed to cut the rope. This is probably a good point to ensure that a knife is always handy. Each "captain" should ensure that everyone in the vessel has a knife, and maybe stash some around the vessel within easy reach of tie-off spots. What if a tree is washing down river, under the surface and out of sight? If it hits your rope, you will likely have little or no time to react... Obviously, exposing the stern of your vessel to the brunt of the current is an extremely dangerous situation, but what are some of the other dangers? A vessel swapping ends, especially in strong current, can potentially happen in the blink of an eye... remember the old rule, 1 hand for yourself, and 1 for the boat (this means hang on). If you're standing on the bow, relieving yourself, you're probably going swimming. What if the anchor "slips" a little bit while standing? What if it slips 10 ft? What if you "wash" off anchor, and began heading downriver? Do you have room to recover the anchor and reel in your gear, or are you going over the falls? Be careful to tie your anchor rope off to the bow or gunnels only. If the rope is tied to something in the center of the vessel, you could potentially flip the vessel. When this happens, just being able to swim or reach a floating object will not be your only concern. When a small vessel flips, everything not tied down is going to fly about, and generally be in the way of your safe escape, not to mention potentially striking you and knocking you out. This is by no means a complete list... at all! What are y'all's thoughts?