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By txbirdman01
#550150
wanted to know what type of rope yall use. How long should it be, for either salt or freshwater? what should the weight capacity be for the rope? Or what kind of rope shoudlnt it be. thanks

mike.
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By Fin-Addict
#550175
I use 4mm rope for ALL kayak rigging.
By F.O.C.
#550255
I use an old cast net rope or an old ski rope. Then a bungee cord with a piece of pool noodle and a caribiner at the end. The bungee softens the jolt when its windy and helps keeps the anchor from losing its grip.
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By Z~MAN
#550333
FOnC...

Any pics of your set up?
Interesting!
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By txbirdman01
#550365
ok, so the bungee attaches to one end of the rope, and then the other end attaches to the anchor? what length or rope should i use. What length is commonly used. Also, i bought a twisted poly-pro multi purpose rope. It says medium load, up to 106lb limit. will that do?
By F.O.C.
#550517
zamarripa.piii wrote:FOnC...

Any pics of your set up?
Interesting!
Here are some instructions and pics for you guys. I hope I don't bore you. :) The rope I use is 14 feet long. Sometimes its way too long, sometimes its not long enough. The order of the pics might be backwards. sorry still learning :lol:
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Feed the bungee cord through the noodle. I used a stick to help feed it through. Then I twisted the hook from the bungee in the form of a split ring. Attach caribiner. Do the same to the hook on the other side and attach the rope.
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Tie a knot big enough so the noodle won't slide down the rope. I used to run the rope and the bungee cord through the noodle for security but my other one lasted about 9 years and the bungee still hasn't busted So now I do it the new way. I'm lazy!
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I like the loop that goes around your wrist on the cast net rope. It makes it easy to attach the anchor. This way I don't have to tie a big knot at the end by the anchor. I'm not much for learning new knots and splicing techniques. It was also the only ro
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By F.O.C.
#550525
fishing on credit wrote:
zamarripa.piii wrote:FOnC...

Any pics of your set up?
Interesting!
Here are some instructions and pics for guys. I hope I don't bore you. :) The rope I use is 14 feet long. Sometimes its way too long, sometimes its not long enough. The order of the pics might be backwards. sorry still learning :lol:
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here's what it looks like wrapped up.
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This is my old one after my teething pup heeler found it!
By sandersvip
#550541
A nylon rope works great, doesn't need to be no larger than 3/8 in. Length depends on the area you fish, it is better to have to much and shorten it if you need to than to not have enough to reach bottom, been there before. I also hook my rope on with a "D" ring and have a float off a fish stringer slide onto the rope so I can unhook the "D" ring and toss the anchor rope overboard if I have a big fish. I have lost big fish when they get wrapped around the rope. The float lets you go for a ride, take care of the fish and then return to your float and secure your anchor line.
By F.O.C.
#550549
sandersvip wrote:A nylon rope works great, doesn't need to be no larger than 3/8 in. Length depends on the area you fish, it is better to have to much and shorten it if you need to than to not have enough to reach bottom, been there before. I also hook my rope on with a "D" ring and have a float off a fish stringer slide onto the rope so I can unhook the "D" ring and toss the anchor rope overboard if I have a big fish. I have lost big fish when they get wrapped around the rope. The float lets you go for a ride, take care of the fish and then return to your float and secure your anchor line.
I do the same thing when I hook up with a big gar. works great! 8)
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By Z~MAN
#550798
Thanx for the info and pics!

Z-Man
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By txbirdman01
#550901
Thanks for all the comments. The pics reallly help me. Thanks. and keep them coming. It seems that everyone has a really cool and different way to rig thier yak. I was wondering, with the anchor down, woudln't it give you some extra leverage for catching a big fish. (keep in mind that i have yet to catch a big fish on a yak, and that I've never fished at the coast from a yak.)

mike.
By F.O.C.
#550926
txbirdman01 wrote:Thanks for all the comments. The pics reallly help me. Thanks. and keep them coming. It seems that everyone has a really cool and different way to rig thier yak. I was wondering, with the anchor down, woudln't it give you some extra leverage for catching a big fish. (keep in mind that i have yet to catch a big fish on a yak, and that I've never fished at the coast from a yak.)

mike.
I'm sure mine would help. We used to tie bicycle tubes when I was a kid to the bridge rail and when a gar or big cat would hit it stretched the tube and fought it till it got tired. I would rather go for a texas sleigh ride though! 8)
By sandersvip
#551008
In the surf I wouldn't put an anchor down. My wife has almost been pulled under by big fish that get underneath and make a run, drag setting is very important. She has also been spooled and pulled up and down the beach in big circles from one cut to the next. I think one the last things you want to happen 200 yards off the beach is for a 4 foot blacktip or 60 pound stingray to get rapped around your anchor rope, even if you cut your line the fish may still be tangled with your rope.
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By ryderredfish
#551379
For a newnie these are great ideas for rigging, just wanted to say thanks.
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By Kalait
#2287509
sandersvip wrote:In the surf I wouldn't put an anchor down. My wife has almost been pulled under by big fish that get underneath and make a run, drag setting is very important. She has also been spooled and pulled up and down the beach in big circles from one cut to the next. I think one the last things you want to happen 200 yards off the beach is for a 4-foot blacktip or 60-pound stingray to get wrapped around your anchor rope, even if you cut your line the fish may still be tangled with your rope.

For this reason, I am considering deploying a drift net when BYB, debating the size I will be using for my Ocean Prowler 13. Thinking of no more than 25-feet of anchor line though.
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By Ron Mc
#2287511
there's no reason to have a drift sock 25' from your boat.
Most of us run them 4' to 6' behind our boat.
Here's a much more recent discussion of how to incorporate a drift sock with a trolley:
http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2286526#p2286526

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The short length working line combined with longer deployment line and trolley lets you get them out of the way in a hurry -
- even a slot redfish on the flats will go around the boat twice, so getting the drift sock into your lap before you get the redfish to the boat is a priority.

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btw, a drift sock trolleyed to your stern is the best way to ride out a gale - this wall cloud squall had gusts hitting 35 kts
you can see it ripping water off the surface
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By Kalait
#2287512
Ron Mc wrote:there's no reason to have a drift sock 25' from your boat.
Most of us run them 4' to 6' behind our boat.
Here's a much more recent discussion of how to incorporate a drift sock with a trolley:

viewtopic.php?p=2286526#p2286526

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The short length working line combined with deployment line and trolley lets you get them out of the way in a hurry -
- even a slot redfish on the flats will go around the boat twice, so getting the drift sock into your lap before you get the redfish to the boat is a priority.

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btw, a drift sock trolleyed to your stern is the best way to ride out a gale - this wall cloud squall had gusts hitting 35 knots
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Thanks, that verifies my thoughts, I too will be staying within 6-feet of my yak.
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By Ron Mc
#2287513
way cool, bro

You can also use your drift sock for sleigh-ride brakes on a big fish, just have to get it in before you get the fish to the boat.
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By Kalait
#2291659
Getting a 30-inch drift sock from Bass Pro Shop, putting a 10-foot rope on it but having it out only 7 feet max. To prevent sock spin what size floats and weights should I use. The plan put 2 1 oz weights on the bottom webbing to the sock with floats on the top webbing to the sock. The Drift sock will be attached to my anchor trolly, with a back rope tied to the kayak mid-handle.
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By Ron Mc
#2291688
Kalait wrote:Getting a 30-inch drift sock from Bass Pro Shop, putting a 10-foot rope on it but having it out only 7 feet max. To prevent sock spin what size floats and weights should I use. The plan put 2 1 oz weights on the bottom webbing to the sock with floats on the top webbing to the sock. The Drift sock will be attached to my anchor trolly, with a back rope tied to the kayak mid-handle.

you really don't need a lot of either - I definitely wouldn't use two ounces of weight - maybe 1/2- or 3/4 oz.
Then you need enough float to support that weight. All you're really trying to accomplish is a keel - I'm using a small cigar float on one side, with no added weight, but I also tend to fish skinny water, where weight might be a problem.
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