View Full Version : Anchor line management?

03-07-2017, 04:59 PM
I see a lot of people using diving reels with their original cords or people just using paracord and not a lot of it (even those retractable dog leashes). In my case I have about 6 feet of chain and 200 feet of 3/16" diameter double braided rope.

Doubt I can make anything that would hold all the rope and float if thrown overboard.

What do you guys use to store your yak anchor rope? Any recommendations? I can't seem to find a suitable spool that isn't too bulky.

Got Stripers
03-09-2017, 08:07 AM
I made up something like this with some 1-1/4" PVC, stuffed with shipping peanuts, end caps with some eye bolts (sealed too). I have an anchor trolley, let out the line I want, clip double stainless clip over anchor rope and on to one end cap, the other clip goes on my anchor trolley. If I need to let it loose, I just unclip and it floats. Sort of a pain to wrap up each time, so I just loosely place the anchor rope by the side of the seat between sets and only spool it up at the end of the day.

03-09-2017, 03:56 PM
How much line does it hold? I'm afraid that the pipe would sink having 200' of rope on it. I've seen that used a lot for paracord

Got Stripers
03-13-2017, 12:39 PM
I rarely anchor deeper than 30 feet, most of my fishing is inshore, so 75 feet of para chord is plenty for me.

06-01-2017, 01:32 PM
Yak Attack Sidewinder is perfect for the yak. I use that with an inline float on a 8lb mushroom.

On my yak I have installed Ronstan T-Cleats, small.

Take a bite of anchor line up and through the anchor trolley and connect to the cleat. If I need to quick release, I can do it in a split second. Can go back later and spot the float and grab the anchor. 25' or more often 50' of 3/8" anchor line is wound on the Sidewinder.