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How Long Should an Anchor Line Be?

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I’m doing an anchor line for kayak and canoe use in current, wind on streams. The streams are not deep ones. I try to fish holes or along deadfall. How long an anchor line is best?
 
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Standard scope for an anchor line is four to six times the depth of the water. But it depends a lot on what time hand how heave the anchor is. What are you using?
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Hey Tony,
Back in the day on my fishing kayak, I rigged up a rubber coated 5# dumbbell on about 20' of line which was more than adequate on my rivers, (think Stillwater, Great Miami as far as size/depth). I set the anchor line up with a quick release in case it got hung up. On the end of the anchor line in the boat, I had a piece of pool noodle as a float so if I had to release it, I could paddle back up and retrieve it. In slow moving water, the anchor would hold me....in faster moving water, it would slow me down enough to be able to fish.

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Wow I just re-read my post and auto correct seems to have had a field day.
What I meant to say was it depends on what type of anchor and how heavy it is.
Got it right that time.
Jim
 
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