parachute sea anchor is a great tool to use
while drift fishing. It acts to slow your
drift against the current and keep you in
the desired depth, area, and zone for as
long as possible.
A sea anchor can also turn the boat
properly so that all lines can be fished off
one side of the boat in a clean fashion. We
recommend you also turn your engine or
rudders to tune your drift even further.
Whether you’re are drifting live bait or
fishing a kite, a drift anchor will keep you
in the desired area for much longer than
There are many types of drift anchors or
drift socks available. They range in size
and are usually based on the size of your
boat. Professional tournament fisherman
usually do not consider a drift sock
effective enough to slow down their drift.
They prefer parachute type sea anchors that
were first developed for safety purposes; to
slow down a vessel that has lost an engine.
Whether your use a drift sock or
parachute sea anchor you can be sure you
will slow down your drift and possibly
improve your days fishing.
Buyer Beware: Make sure you
know what you're buying. Some salespeople or
stores may try to pass off an aerial surplus
parachute as a brand new, manufactured
sea anchor. These parachutes are designed
for airplanes, not boats.