yep, i use an old shovel hanldle that i smashed in the metal tip, works great, didnt cost me chit, and can bust through oysters. beats messing with an anchor when im only in 1' of water lol...you might even think about rigging or buying some type of stake that you can stick in the ground for an anchor -- if your going to be fishing some skinny water.
ditto... this is the best for sand, silt, soft bottoms in tidal creeks, etc. the folding anchor is decent, but get atleast 5lbs if you want to hold at all. Get atleast 50ft. of line if you want to hold in 20ft.+ and don't anchor in swells or currents without a trolley... and add a float to the end of the line so you can ditch your anchor and retrieve it if need be.i use a 2.2lb claw anchor. it always holds
Yes, I've broke it before and recovered the anchor every time. It really doesn't take much when you've got leverage and there's 3 lbs of snagged lead on the other end.Skunk,
Have you ever pulled hard enough to break the tie?
I can't see getting enough pull to break it while in a yak.