I love these buoys. I have 2 Green buoys and I fish the Potomac River it can have a very strong current. I just used them again yesterday while finding new humps and the current was running hard through the creek I was fishing. I tossed the buoy and fished around it for almost 2 hours and when I trolled the boat ocer to pick up the buoy it was still exactly wher i threw it. Same bottom and everything. So These buoys to me are well worth it.
January 14, 2009
Great Float for Kayak Anchor Line
I use one of these on my kayak as part of my anchor system. Specifically I stripped off the existing line and weight and replaced it with 30' of 5/32" anchor line with a carabineer on the end. This gives me the option to clip on my anchor, a length of drogue chain #or both# as conditions dictate. To use, I just clip on my anchor , unspool as much line as I need and then throw in a 1/2 hitch to keep the spool from unraveling further. When I'm ready to move on, I just wind the line back onto the float. The float provides the added benefit of acting as an anchor line float if I need to drop my anchor line in a hurry for a Nantucket sleigh ride.
Since they come two in a package, the other does make a handy structure marker as designed.
January 11, 2015
THese work great.
Toss them out and the weight goes to the bottom and stays in place.
July 20, 2006
Good But Could be Improved
This product works well... unwinds easily when you throw it out unlike some of the dumbbell shaped buoys I have used before. Only problem I encountered is the weight wasn't tied on well and came off of one of the buoys. Check the knots on the weight before using.
July 12, 2010