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Goodaye everyone. I saw this on a US yak fishing site. The owner, fishingator kindly gave me his permission to post them on here which I am doing on the off chance anyone is interested in his idea. The photos below detail the setup.

 

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Looks like they have the anchors front and back! And they have floats on some of their lines Is that a sp or something on the line below the left hand float?
 

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Have to agree with Gatesy, when fishing rocky bottom it often requires some major strength and manipulation of the anchor rope to get my anchor back, same size and design as they have used. It looks a great set up, but probly only practical in soft bottoms.
 

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Gatesy/YakAtak, you guys are probably correct in your estimation. However if a light custom reef pick was used like what I use, where it doesn't take much effort to straighten a prong(s) when necessary, this wouldn't be an issue when using an anchor of this type. I drop my little reef picks down into the biggest snag piles of drowned timber and never have any issues retrieving them. By the same token they grip in sand and mud very well due to the 8 prongs rather than the standard 4.

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YakAtak, here is a picture of one of my bodgie looking but highly effective reef picks. They are made with a bit of old car roof rack and some 4mm galvanised wire. I have settled on 8 prongs as this grips in sand even with the light weight of the anchor (under 1/2 pound). I do not need chain either to hold it on the bottom even in strong tidal flows. The thickness of the galvanised wire enables me to straighten them with ease when necessary to remove the anchor from bad structure and yet reshape then easily with my hand. They are thick enough however that the Prowler can't straighten them even in really strong currents or when I anchor just off the bommie of the Iron Pot.

I generally attach my cord to a cleat which I have attached to bungee cord and then attached to my yak with a snap. This enables me to quickly and easily drop my anchor when I chase a fish and it is floating on top waiting for me to pick it up due to the holder which retains the line being made of a short length of pool noodle with a short piece of roll bar pads on either end.

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Mean looking bit of machinery. Think I should make one and put some bait on when I drop it over. :D Great idea Scott.
 

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I reckon that would make a great start to a squid lure :shock: :shock: Especially after that giant lobster photo :twisted:

Anyway, this thread has got me thinking of ideas for my own anchor set up once the yak is finished. I now have a few ideas, but I think for simplicity this one might be hard to beat :D .
 

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Scott

My reefie is similar idea style but only 6 prong, however use a dumbell more for my locations.

Am most impressed with your cord storage though and will flick my existing hand spool for an adaption of yours, and it is more compact than a floating commercial model which was shown by yaker [I think] one time
 

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Scott,

Thanks for taking the time to post your anchor pics. I like its simple elegance and will be duplicating it very soon.
 
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