Episode 3 Dog Leash Anchor Set-Up
In this episode, I install flush dog leash type anchor setup. It’s important to remember that there is no way to quickly release this anchor if it snags. You need to have a knife that can quickly cut the line in an emergency. Because of this, you should use anchors that have a low probability of getting snagged, such as a drag chain or a sash weight.
The materials for this project can be easily found at the local hardware store or online retailers:
- Retractable dog leash - string type, not webbing
- ¼” Paracord
- Zip ties
- Needle and thread (Braided fishing line can be used instead of thread)
- 3/8” heat shrink tubing
- Pad eyes and attaching hardware as necessary for your kayak (the Coosa comes with them
- An anchor (I used a sash weight, but a drag chain would also be a good choice)
The tool list is also pretty basic:
- Cutting tool for the cord
- A drill and properly sized drill bit if you need to install pad eyes
- Heat source for the shrink wrap
The YakAngler Workshop is a series of articles and videos I am putting together with tips, tricks, and how-tos centered around kayak fishing. In these articles, I hope to share with you not just how I do things, but why. I’m also looking for your requests and ideas for new episodes. If you have a suggestion, please post it in the YakAngler Workshop Suggestions forum. As with most things in life, there are multiple ways to do things, and I will be presenting one or maybe a few ways to do a project. We will have a forum topic for each episode so everyone can share their thoughts. Please share your suggestions and ideas in the comments below. We’ll see you out on the water.