drift sock? - Fly Fishing Forum
Yak Attack Kayaks and flyfishing = ultimate stealth

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-24-2003, 02:30 PM
dewey dewey is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vermont and elsewhere
Posts: 186
drift sock?

OK, this is for my canoe, not a yak, but the principle is the same.

Has anyone used a drift sock with their non-motorized boat? I like to drift fish, but usually the wind or current gets me moving too fast or irregularly to make it terribly effective. Would a sock help me?

Any products or thrifty home-remedies that you know of?

I usually bring a small anchor, but you can cover more water mor effectively drifting, I think.

thanks.
__________________
carter g
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-24-2003, 04:27 PM
Nick's Avatar
Nick Nick is offline
Shark Bait
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Ahhhlington, MA (Boston)
Posts: 1,146
Send a message via AIM to Nick Send a message via Yahoo to Nick
never tried it, but how about a stuff sack from an old sleeping bag? I once saw a fellow member, the Roopster, fill one with sand and anchor his boat. Ingenious.

Nick
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-24-2003, 04:48 PM
BigDave BigDave is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: northeast salt chuck
Posts: 1,401
Dewey,

I have used them in conjunction with a small skiff...mostly for stillwater trout fishing. The Scots call them a drogue. We fished mostly higland lochs where the wind would blow you right off the water without one and the drift sock worked like a charm.

Ours was basically a mesh bag about 3.5 feet wide and 5 feet deep. You could probably make one yourself but the key will be constructing it in a manner that keeps the "mouth" of the bag open and controlling your drift. Dont know if there would be safety considerations, etc but I'm sure you've thought of that
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-25-2003, 08:17 AM
dewey dewey is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vermont and elsewhere
Posts: 186
thanks.
How about an old stuff-sack with an old un-bent/re-bent wire hanger threaded through the drawstring sleeve?
I'll let you know how it works.
__________________
carter g
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-25-2003, 08:42 AM
Adrian's Avatar
Adrian Adrian is offline
Flats Rat
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Connecticut/New England
Posts: 2,952
I picked one up last season for my yak and love it.

I have it rigged on a loop which runs from bow to stern so I can adjust the drift angle - wind always coming acrosss the non-casting shoulder and speed slowed to enable a nice presentation.

Check out our sponsors - give them a call - they probably have them in stock.

My .02c.
__________________
When sight fishing, look over your shoulder from time to time, you never know who's behind you

Last edited by Adrian; 06-26-2003 at 02:36 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-09-2003, 11:58 AM
prouse prouse is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Western WA
Posts: 18
drift sock?

Adrian-

When you have a fish on, do you ever have problems with the fish getting caught up in you drift sock set-up?

Pete
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-09-2003, 03:36 PM
Adrian's Avatar
Adrian Adrian is offline
Flats Rat
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Connecticut/New England
Posts: 2,952
Pete

Not had that problem yet fro the yak yet but its sure to happen someday - had it happen once or twice back in the trout days when using a drogue (a.k.a. big drift sock) from a drifting boat. If it does happen just pull the drift sock line in. If your lucky the fish will still be attached - otherwise take a breath (or count to 10), untangle leader/re-attach fly etc. and get back to the fun. For me the benefits far outweigh potential downsides. Come to think of it we run the same risks when playing fish from an anchored boat or around any other structure manmade or otherwise. It all adds to the fun in the end
__________________
When sight fishing, look over your shoulder from time to time, you never know who's behind you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 07-12-2003, 08:59 AM
fishboyicu812 fishboyicu812 is offline
believer in the 10 oz.
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chspke Bay Md/South Central Pa
Posts: 74
I often use a five gallon bucket thrown over the side to slow my drift, especially while flounder fishing here in the Chspke Bay. This probably would not work well on a kayak(lack of storage) but in a canoe I am sure you could find some room. It also comes in handy at the end of the day when time comes to hike all your gear back to your vehicle.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yo Adrian - or any other drift sock user Sean Juan Yak Attack 6 03-06-2007 01:34 PM
Wanted: tube and sock for 9', 3 piece rod Evans For Sale by Owner 2 02-14-2007 06:37 PM
Drift socks shadfreak Yak Attack 5 05-06-2005 12:05 PM
Dead Drift? craig The Quintessential Trout 4 11-08-2002 09:11 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)