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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2015, 12:58:36 PM »
If you look at the venom pole, how deep is the water he's fishing? Answer is about 3 feet. The nose of a bass boat sits almost 18 in above the water. The pole is only 6 to 8 ft long so at a max you can only stick it in 4 ft of water. I like my flag poles. I can use 8 ft or add another 4 ft when I need it. It's not in the way when not in use and I only really use them crappie fishing which is half the time. You can spend a ton of money on this stuff. I have 50 bucks invested in 3 8ft poles. I cut one in half to have 2 12 ft poles. I made the couplings and tip. Add some JB weld and an old keyring, and that's it. A heavy mushroom anchor is about 25 bucks so it's about even.

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2015, 10:13:28 PM »
Got any pics?
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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2015, 10:23:48 PM »
@crich84  What he said ^^^  (yes)

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2015, 08:37:57 PM »


The rods are 8 ft long, 3/4" in diameter. I cut one in half and used couplings drilled to 47/64" to go over the rod. I attached them with 1/2x2" setscrews. I made a tip and used JB weld to put it all together. Drill a relief hole for the tip or it will push off with the air having nowhere to escape. I don't have a tee handle but you could put one on there. Use a short piece of rope or cord and a good size keyring to slide the pole through, and that's it.

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2015, 08:45:09 PM »
If I did it again, I'd use 7/8 hex for my couplings. Guys at work knurled theirs for extra grip. I'm not very good on a lathe so I left mine smooth. I might primer them or not. It's just rust anyway, which might give me more grip. I'll antisieze the setscrews so they'll come apart when I need to. If you buy the components, it's 13 bucks per coupling. 132 couplings (male and female), 13 for the tip and 10 for a plastic handle. Now you see why I made mine. That's another 100 for hardware for 2 12ft poles.

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2015, 09:58:43 PM »
@crich84 Thanks for the info and pics  (yes)

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2015, 03:23:25 PM »
I like the venom anchor......that's probably the route I'd go if I were to buy one.  But there's only a few weeks a year that I'd get any use out of it.

 

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