Thw Bruce-Style Claw Anchor is a 2.2lb (1kg) galvanized steel plow anchor that is the preferred anchor choice for kayak fishermen. The plow shaped design allows the anchor to dig easily into soft, such as muddy or silty, bottoms when deployed.
|Weight:||2.2 lb / 1 kg|
If you want to stay in one place, purchase a Bruce Claw anchor from AC&K, reason, it will Stick you exactly where you place the anchor! and yes, and if it's a 4.2lb Bruce claw, good luck trying to pull it out of a solid stick, aint' happening, Bruce claw is the finest design to stay put, period.
be careful using this anchor in moving water with large rocks on the bottom. Mine got wedged between rocks, it was very hard and a little dangerous to retrieve it
Slightly awkward to store on board due to shape but is very light weight and much more reliable than the folding Grapnel type anchors. Has worked well for me on local sandy /soft mud bottom in strong tidal currents without any added weight, but on different bottom (say a bit "harder" mud), or in deeper water, perhaps a length chain will be needed.
I added 2' of chain with a shackle connection and use a plastic zip tie for releasing anchor when snagged. I use 75' of rope that I wrap around a extension cord holder I bought at the dollar store. I have an anchor float attach and a harmony quick release cam cleat. I have installed an anchor trolley on my Hobie pro angler 14'. This anchor holds in soft bottoms no problem. I am learning to use anchor trolley to position myself so I can cast with the wind. This anchor fits perfect in my right rear rod holder. Paddle clip on left side prevents me from using that rod holder but I don't mind the sacrifice for using paddle clip. As I have upgraded my rod holders using the scotty rail mounts and gear head extensions (awesome).