What a great buy! This little beast will last generations. It holds
my threasher or tarpon in rock, mud, or sand, no matter the
current. It is easy to wash and to store. It doesn't clang about,
just sits quietly until needed. I could not ask for a better holding
devise. Put a shackle on the back & secure the line at the rear. A
small zip-tie goes in the front hole and will give way if hung up.
Being able to pull this in reverse means she'll never get stuck. Get
Very good for mud or sand bottom. Extremely reliable, light weight
and easy to use. I think it is much superior to the folding anchors.
Using chain links, as noted elsewhere is a good idea but not needed
in shallow and slow moving water. I use the ties used in closing
bags of bread to hold the anchor line/chain to the upper end of the
anchor and firmly secure the line/chain to the lower end of the
anchor. This will let you pull the anchor free if it become stuck
I never thought I should need an anchor to the kayak. Thanks God,
a friend of mine expert in the fishing kayak, recommended me to
use this specific anchor for a kayak. I followed his instructions and I
bought it and installed it in my kayak. It works perfectly. Then I
knew that if I didn't use this anchor, I should be in the middle of the
ocean. I recommend this product for your safety.
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).
I haven't used it yet, but I like the weight of it, and the grabbing
power it seems to have. Can't wait to try it. Fits nicely in the build a
crate rod holder from ACK.
Native Ulitmate 12
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,
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
priced right, quick delivery, rig
to at least 50' of small line with
a small shackle and wire ties
and you are as good as
anchored in sand or mud.
Does not hold well in shell or
Have only used in sand and
mud, but it holds extremely in
those condtions. It is a bit
bulkier but somewhat lighter
and, for me, way more reliable
than the standard folding
Holds pretty well for being so small and light. I have
had some issues with it holding when there's some
chop, but I think it wouldn't have been a problem if I
had been using a trolley and had the anchor going
off the stern.
Best Kayak anchor for general
use great grabbing power for its