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Say Ed, a while back you talked about a homeade anchor that a friend of yours makes that works great in rivers. We use homeade ones also when I go to Lockport, but am always interested in something possibly better? Any info on that one? thanks

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Shefland: I know I am not Eddy but what we made for the river is we took a piece of solid round iron 1 1/2" to 2" about 12" to 18" long then welded two flat irons that stuck out 9" on either side. Each flat iron is cut to a rough point and then we a slightly upward bend each 9" tang.. On the othe end we put a piece of chain about a foot then our rope. I live at Lockport and have NEVER had a problem hooking up no matter the current. If I ever hook up solid all I do is tie short to the front eyelid and drive the boat forward, the flat iron will bend and up pops the anchor.

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Yes we designed a hi-bread of several anchor designs that will stick ya where you want to be.

It is a bit like the one Canuck mentioned but with a knock-off system. We have yet to loose one.

Just be sure your rope will take the stress.
Right Fishhead? wink.gif

The SUMO Anchor weighs in at #35. I highly recommend a 1/2 cotton rope, good rope, not cheap nylon junk. It is far easier on the hands and helps to pop things loose.

If you wish I can give you the email address of my friend (Big "Cork'n Sucks" Shanon B). He fabricates these Sumo Anchors and the price is very reasonable.

Here it is.
[email protected]

Drop him an email or call if your interested. Calling in the evening is best to catch him.

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson

Backwater Guiding "ED on the RED"

[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 07-10-2003).]

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