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Came across a cool tip for drag on a canoe/kayak . fill 2 tapered neck gallon jugs 3/4 with sand and duck tape over the handles

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  • Came across a cool tip for drag on a canoe/kayak . fill 2 tapered neck gallon jugs 3/4 with sand and duck tape over the handles

    Came across a cool tip for drag on a canoe/kayak . fill 2 tapered neck gallon jugs 3/4 with sand and duck tape over the handles to cover the opening. Thread a rope through the lids with a large knot on the inside of the lid and screw the lid on. Duck tape the lid and rope to make it water tight. depending the dept of the river/stream you'll be on attach equal lengths of rope off the back end of each side of your boat. The jugs will give you good drag without getting hung up on underwater obstructions. Because of the tapered design it will bounce off of rocks and submerged trees. You can also adjust the amount of sand in the jugs to adjust your speed. Was told this by an old timer and gave it a try and it works great. I use this method for fishing. I used to drop an anchor to fish but this allows you to cover the stream at a slow enough pace that you can fish.

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    I will drag the minnow bucket behind my canoe (h.ttp://www.great-lakes.org/graphics-2/800MinnowBucket.jpg). Probably works on about the same principle. Guess I could put a ziplock bag containing some sand inside to adjust the depth of the thing. I might give that a try just for the heck of it.

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      Sounds like a good idea. I do a lot of lake fishing from a canoe and use a 5-gallon bucket to slow my drift when the wind has me drifting faster than I want. Just tie a rope to the handle and let it out a few feet behind the canoe. When I’m solo paddling in high wind, I fill the bucket with water and put it in the bow – helps the canoe track straighter. Handy item to have in a canoe.

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