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Old 03-31-2013   #21
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Here is a patent on someones snag release feature for an anchor.

Patent US7870831 - Anchor with snag release mechanism - Google Patents

Don't go with this one but be sure you have something that accomplishes the same thing.


What you want is the ability to pull from a different spot on an anchor, near its bottom, on any anchor jammed in-between rocks or ledges.

Take an anchor like this one:
and you can generally get a jammed anchor to release by pulling different directions.


If however, you cannot row upstream ..........

Attach preferably a chain welded or linked to the bottom of your anchor.
Have it of adequate length to loosely reach the top.
Then connect it to the anchor top with a slightly heavy garbage tie.

This is an intended weak link for when things jam up.

Attach your rope from the boat to the chain top. Not the anchor directly.

A double wrap garbage tie will hold under normal use.
You get stuck while downstream pull like you're on a mission.
The garbage tie breaks and you are now pulling the anchor from its bottom in a manner to twist it out.

This is an age old problem and many solutions have been effected over a couple thousand years.
This latter suggestion with the garbage tie is provided for those economically challenged such as myself.

This is similar and shows something of the concept;

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Old 03-31-2013   #22
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Had a funny / oh shit moment with a cool old round anchor we found on the bank, we threw it out the first time in slowish water gettoh rigged off the side of the boat and we hooked up to something on the bottom and stopped us cold, started to pull the boat under, had to use river knife to cut the line. We were so stoked on our cool river score it caught us off guard.

I have had good results with a NRS set up on my buddys boat. We rarely get off the boat, just anchor up and cook lunch, take photos, change flys ect... I am putting one together with parts I scored for my 13' rigged off the back this time. They have anchor shapes that are more river bottom friendly.

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