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Tuesday, 04 May 2010 12:59

What is an Anchor Trolley?

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Anchor trolleys allow you to move the anchor from the bow to the stern or vice versa. You may need to anchor from a certain point on the boat depending on the current.

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That's it! Its a whole lot easier to drop and retrieve your anchor (in deeper water) from the side of the kayak. However, that's usually not the ideal anchor point (think pivot point) on the kayak. In a river anchor situation, you'll be taking the full brunt force of the river to the side of the kayak. This could easily make your day very wet, or worse.

Ideally you want to have your anchor point at one end of the kayak or another. This makes the kayak much more hydrodynamic and allows you to use as little anchor weight and scope as you need/can get away with.

The Trolley System allows you to drop/retrieve from the side of the boat, while creating an anchorpoint at the bow/stern of the kayak.

Click here to learn more about anchor trolley rigging

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adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.

 

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# Rjlabrecque 2014-07-04 11:05
I am new to kayak fishing and the basic rigging of the anchor trolley has eluded me. Thanks for the primer! Got it! :D
 

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