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FlatsMatt96FlatsMatt96 Posts: 1,462 Officer
Have yall ever used a stick-it anchor with your kayak? How well do they work and is it worth it to buy it ot diy one? I want one for when I fish the gulf or rivers. I also paddle my kayak out to local boat parties for a good time, so I would use it there as well. 
If youre going to burn a bridge, dont just burn it, use C4 and make a statement. 


  • krashkrash Posts: 878 Officer
    I've had two, both I played forward to friends.. they work great for stakeout poles. For a Stakeout pole the StickIt is a good one. Its solid fiberglass (I think) with a pointy end and a t-Handle end, mine came with a ring and line to attach to your kayak. Captain **** was the original commercially available product, Yak Gear has one, and Park 'n Pole is another. I also have an 8' Park 'n Pole.

    I have a DIY PVC one I like better though and continue to use it. I bounce between a Stakeout pole and an anchor depending on where I fish. The Anchor gets the call if its deeper than 5', the length of my pole, or if I'm going to aplace where I know its hard bottom.

    I have a loop of Bungie cord on the Pole end of my line which absorbs some of the action/motion you get from small waves.. the PVC also flex's a good bit.  I think if you search this forum thread you'll likely find a writeup on how I made it, all in cost less than $20.00 and I've had it for 10 plus years and several kayaks, canoe, and SUP's. The advantage I like of the PVC is its much lighter than a Stickit or some others and it floats, so when a long running fish is on I can simply disconnect it and come back for it or let it float behind me.

    Stakeout poles are just not a good option for hard rocky, oyster, and sand bottoms. 

    My Anchor is a simple 6# ball style downrigger weight, with about 15' of 1/4" line attached. I mainly paddle in 1 to 6' of water but do go places where is upwards of 14' . 
    Old Fugger who just likes to fish
  • FlatsMatt96FlatsMatt96 Posts: 1,462 Officer
    Thanks man, thats super helpful. I would love to see the your PVC setup.
    If youre going to burn a bridge, dont just burn it, use C4 and make a statement. 
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,712 Captain
    Do not use a stick it through the scupper holes in a decent flowing river if you don't want to get wet.  Not me but a buddy did it.  I use a 2' length of 3/8" chain with about 10' of rope in rivers.
  • FlatsMatt96FlatsMatt96 Posts: 1,462 Officer
    @krash I havent been able to locate your pvc write up. 
    If youre going to burn a bridge, dont just burn it, use C4 and make a statement. 
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