marthagohunt wrote:Hey MikeM,
Can you send me a photo showing the type of anchor your using along with length and size of chain?
How much line do you use versus water depth. With 20 ft water would you use 40/60/80 foot anchor rope above the chain.......?
Thanks, I find that a 10 pound pyramid slides down here but I haven't tried using some chain to keep it digging into the sand bottom.
barenn wrote:Good post guys, just a quick question as I am just getting into the long line thing as well. Between the anchor and the first decoy are you using any thing as a float or is it generally straight line with enough main line not to sink the first dec or two. Sorry if it sounds off the wall, just want to be prepared without a mess the first time out there, mostly hunting a lake not a river, 2=6 ft of water. Any info would be appreciated.
brian tierno wrote:i tried the cement weights a couple of years back and at first they worked great but the second season they started to crumble and i have the broken concrete gravel all over the boat , and they cont got lighter. i just got all the things for making my own lead weights .and i am getting rid of that mess .
barenn wrote:Another quick question re: the float between anchor and first deek. What type of floats are you using,,, as in the ones used on fishing nets or are there different styles store or home made.
Z.herndon wrote:The easiest and most cost efficient way to run long lines that I have found is using dumbbell weights. Go to Walmart and get 1 3 lb weight and 1 5 lb weight. Get you anywhere from 60 to 100 ft of cord for your long line. Roll all of your line up on the 5 lb weight. This way when you are setting up decoys you drop the 3 lb weight first and drop the 5 lb weight that has all of your line rolled up in the boat. As you float down the weight will unroll as you drift letting you hook up you decoys to the long line. It may sound complicated but I promise once you do it it will be so easy. Hope this helps.
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