Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
GBPackerNut

Anchor Rope

Recommended Posts

What type of rope do you like for the anchor?

Nylon, poly, something else??? My ropes need replacing, and was wondering what the general consensus is.

Some sites say Nylon all the way, while some others seem to lean towards poly rope. I used poly in the past, seems to hold up ok, and is extremely light weight, and doesn't rot.

Thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What I don't like about nylon is that it is so stiff. Poly ropes stay nice and soft and that makes them easier to store in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What I don't like about nylon is that it is so stiff. Poly ropes stay nice and soft and that makes them easier to store in my opinion.

I like a stiffer rope. They tangle less, in my opinion, which is nice when you've got 150' of anchor rope in the boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't want to deter this off topic by any means, but I have a 16.5' Aluminum deep-v, and I'm planning on buying an anchor and rope this spring. I typically won't ever anchor any deeper than 20-30'. I bass/northern fish primarily, and the anchor will only come out when fishing deep bass or if people are swimming.

Anyways, how long of a rope would you recommend and with what type and size of anchor for that size boat. Biggest lake I hit is Minnetonka and thats where the anchor would come out most I'd bet. I don't have a ton of storage so I was thinking the mushroom head style, but is there a downfall or benefit to any of them in particular? And how do I know what size rope to get with a certain anchor weight?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't bother with a mushroom--they're junk. On the cheaper end of the spectrum, a navy or river style anchor would work fine. If you want a better anchor and/or plan on fishing rivers, I would recommend a Water Spike or Richter. Both are good anchors. The Richter is smaller/easier to store but heavier. The Water Spike is a bit more bulky but weighs considerably less.

You could probably get by with 75' of rope, but I would get 100' to be on the safe side. I use 1/2" rope, but 3/8" is probably sufficient in most cases.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The diameter of your anchor rope isn't that important relative to the breaking strength - the thicker the rope, the easier it is to handle. And, a thick rope makes a good tow rope as well. 1/2" is minimum - I go with a 5/8" heavy-duty braided poly because it's easier on the hands.

And I hunt deer with a 458 Win Mag. OK, that was a funny...better to go too big than too little with anchor ropes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't want to deter this off topic by any means, but I have a 16.5' Aluminum deep-v, and I'm planning on buying an anchor and rope this spring. I typically won't ever anchor any deeper than 20-30'. I bass/northern fish primarily, and the anchor will only come out when fishing deep bass or if people are swimming.

Anyways, how long of a rope would you recommend and with what type and size of anchor for that size boat. Biggest lake I hit is Minnetonka and thats where the anchor would come out most I'd bet. I don't have a ton of storage so I was thinking the mushroom head style, but is there a downfall or benefit to any of them in particular? And how do I know what size rope to get with a certain anchor weight?

As far as rope length it has a lot to do with the conditions. Calm water I've been told roughly 3x the depth and then up from there. With that said, a minimum of 60' should be good for 20' depth but it wouldn't hurt to have up to 100' of rope if it's windy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just exchanged my 14lb. Richter for an 18lb. on my 16ft. Sylvan Backtroller. I also have about 100ft. of rope on a spool so I can manage all that rope a little easier. The Richter's are pricey but it is simply the best anchor I've used.....make sure you throw 3+ feet of chain on the end and properly set and release the anchor and you will never have any problems. I've heard good things about the water spike anchors as well. Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, strictly due to space restrictions in my boat, I think I'm going to go with the River style and probably middle to heavy weight. I'll grab 100' rope I suppose. I do really like the braided, so we'll see. I just want to keep the space consumption minimal. THanks for the info guys. Glad someone steered me away from the mushroom style cause I really didn't know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Double braid 3/8 nylon solid core, easy on the hands, holds well in a gripper cleat or in a conventional cleat, spools well on power retrieval anchor systems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this