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sea anchors are good for drift fishing when either the wind or tide is stong. Slows you down nicely.

I use a small dinghy one which is attached to my anchor running rig and then generally run out the back. Haven't had an issue with my rudder yet.
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I also use a sea anchor as it's more lightweight than a traditional anchor.
I find I can control the drift better. Get one for a boat that is less than 20ft. Use stout rope and a strong clip. Lot of weight on the line when in the water and the current is running.
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I've used my sea anchor frequently and have never had any problems with it fouling the rudder. On my new kayak I mounted U-bolts on each side behind my seat. The main line for the sea anchor is attached to a U-bolt with a stainless steel snap hook. I can attach the main line to either U-bolt to adjust my drift attitude. I have a smaller line attached to the small end of the sea anchor. This line has a snap hook that clips to an eyelet that is just forward of my seat. If I need to rapidly retrieve the sea anchor I just pull in on the small line to collapse the cone and pull it into the yak. Much easier than trying to drag it in with the main line.
 
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