The reputation is set. The uniqueness is proven. The effectiveness is unquestionable. The Digger Anchor is a real neat gadget for any boater with a boat up to 40 feet long. This anchor requires no chains. It will even hold your boat and your friends boat both in place in rough water.
Donnie Lahr, president of Digger Anchors says, “We were tired of anchors not holding just when the fish started biting, you know the nice “walleye chop” they talk about when the wind come up to break the plain of the water. There is nothing worse than having your anchor drag through your favorite spot. The Digger anchor sets right away and keeps you on target. also when pan fishing near the weed bed it is a pain to have to pull the anchor up with all the weeds wrapped around them. With our patented quick release the weeds and mud stay on the bottom where they belong, not in your boat.”
The design is creative in that the “diggers” on the anchor keep doing just that – keeping the flukes digging into the bed. The flukes do an easy “release” when you are ready to move on. Is it hard to pull anchor? Not if you follow the instructions carefully. Sure enough, just a “jerk” on the rope when pulling up anchor will drop flukes. All mud, sand and weeds will stay in the water.
A jerk on the rope vertically above the anchor releases the flukes and the whole anchor comes up with no sweat. If it is fouled on something like logs or rocks, then you have to let out enough rope to get the pull nearly horizontal – jerk the rope and the flukes straighten out and here comes the anchor. It will not release when the rope is jerked at an angle. The literature is clear, and shows good illustrations of how to do it right.
The Digger Anchor comes in three sizes and in 2001 was improved from its original design in order to provide greater digging and holding power. The advancement worked – it was truly “new and improved.”
For lakes and river use, you can get a 10 pound size for boats up to 17 feet, a 12 pounder for boats up to 20 feet; or a 15 pound anchor for boats up to 40 feet. The 15 pound anchor also works on pontoon boats up to 30 feet. Salt water models include only the 12 and 15 pound anchors and have shown 5000 hours of saltwater resistance. The fluke release system is hidden in the aluminum handle.
In 2005,the Company introduced the Digger 2, a lower cost anchor with the same holding ability, without the trip mechanism. This anchor will set on a 2-1angle requiring very little rope to get great holding power. It makes an excellent second anchor for the larger boats and has great holding for smaller boats up to 30 feet.
Once in a while a real great idea comes along. With continuing innovation and product improvement, the great idea becomes a truly neat gadget. The digger anchor is one of those. You can learn more about it at http://www.diggeranchor.com The company sells direct to retailers so shop around and find the best deal on the digger anchor that is best for you.