Wang or Stickit anchor

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jjake
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Anyone ever use these systems for shallow water anchoring? I generally fish shore lines or structure that is fairly shallow. When the wind starts blowing me down the bank it would be nice to have a simple and quiet method to stop and fish a spot. Is it worth the $80 for the poles?

https://www.wanganchor.com/
https://www.stickitanchorpins.com/

Or possibly a DIY method; seems likely that someone on here may have already got this figured out.

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BaitCaster
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jjake wrote:Anyone ever use these systems for shallow water anchoring? I generally fish shore lines or structure that is fairly shallow. When the wind starts blowing me down the bank it would be nice to have a simple and quiet method to stop and fish a spot. Is it worth the $80 for the poles?

https://www.wanganchor.com/
https://www.stickitanchorpins.com/

Or possibly a DIY method; seems likely that someone on here may have already got this figured out.
I was fishing Florida flats with a guide in March. He had a Power Pole on the transom but also had a pole like the ones in your links that he used to keep the bow from swinging around when the Power Pole was deployed. Pretty simple way to anchor your boat in shallow water. However, I am surprised at how expensive they are. Still, cheaper than a Power Pole
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reedjj
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I cant remember who it was but I remember seeing someone that put 2 eye bolts in there transom and used an old broom handle or a gaff handle as a manual "power pole". I will see if I can find it and post the link.

reedjj
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found it. Not a broomstick or a gaff handle.

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... le#p178597

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The Outdoorsman
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reedjj wrote:found it. Not a broomstick or a gaff handle.

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... le#p178597

This idea has been in my head for awhile to use on my own boat...if i ever get one. :roll: Anyways, I think too much gets put into the thought of these PP's and this idea in the link just makes it so simple. Now it was mentioned about having a quiet system for a PP, well the idea in the link will work but to help quiet things down, I would get bigger eyelets to attach to my boat and dip them in a rubber compound (forget the name of it) to help keep the system quiet and you dont have the metal on metal noise.
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CaptDag
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Down in Bayou country, many of us use a cajun anchor. https://www.cajunanchor.com/ (watch video)

I made my own with a 50" 7/8 stainless rod and a stainless shackel. it's very quiet when deployed and retrieved. the only draw back is it don't work well on hard,sandy bottom.

Mike P
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Grainger sells 1/2" and 3/4"X10' solid fiberglass rods for about $25.00. They do splinter some so I wrapped it with tape and re wrap when needed. I also added a little bungee loop on it. I simply tie off in front or stick it through the lifting handles on the rear of my G3.

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richg99
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OK..promise to not laugh....but....I wanted a similar arrangement last week...just before I went fishing the next day.

Around the house, I had a 3/8th's inch brass curtain rod that was left over from some redecorating. I save stuff like that.

We are talking about something like this...but 8 feet long.


You can probably buy one at a thrift store or a garage sale for a buck or two. Alternatively, you could use a copper grounding rod.... but they are probably expensive, considering how much copper has gone up lately.

I needed some sort of a handle to pull on when the rod got stuck in the mud. I had an old golf Stainless Steel iron around. I cut it off; and drilled it for an eye bolt. If I had one handy, I would have used a putter, since it is normally square ...but...this golf shaft was handy. You can buy one from a thrift store for a buck or two. Use a putter ......

Viola! My almost costless stick it anchor....
I tried it the other day in some pretty good wind. It held my 160W Lowe very well.
Soft bottom, stuck it way down deep. I haven't tried it yet in an oyster shell reef, but I can't see how anything could dig in better than this rod. Total length is about nine feet.

regards, Rich

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bobt
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Been using the 8' StickIt Pin for a little over 2 years and had great success. First had it on my 18'6 bay boat and then moved it to my new 16' IPB. The base pin comes with a pair of lanyards to use for connecting to a cleat when anchored. I have since added their fixed bracket called "the Brake" and absolutely love it. The improvement comes when encountering hard bottom. The Brake simplifies use in this environment as well as allowing simple anchoring and temp positioning of the pin until you are ready to deploy it. Having the 8' pin also allows me to use it as a push pole in the shallows. So while a bit pricey, I really like the StickIt pin and brake combination. I have recommended to many friends and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

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