Cheap anchor for a Jerk rig
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By Akducks - 9/22/2011 8:30:19 PM
Any ideas for a cheap low budget Jerk rig anchor?
By flannel - 9/22/2011 10:07:54 PM
This is the wrong forum for your question, but a milk jug filled with concrete works well.
By Base - 10/4/2011 9:05:41 AM
flannel (9/22/2011)
This is the wrong forum for your question, but a milk jug filled with concrete works well.

Yup,  sand works good also, wrap it up in duck tape.:)
By Team870 - 12/3/2012 7:09:38 PM
One of my hunting buddies uses old railroad spikes. Pretty inexpensive, all you have to do is find a few loose ones laying on the ground.
By JoJer - 7/3/2013 10:51:56 PM
 I use a 7' piece of 1/2 " conduit, painted camo/gray. It's got holes drilled thru it so's I can put my Lucky Duck on it. Even when I'm not using the spinner, I push the pipe down into the mud and hook the jerk string to it. I use a Riggem' Right but the anchor that comes with it pulls thru the mud and gets closer as the day progresses. The pipe works better and if the ducks can see it, it doesn't seem to bother them.

  I loop the line from the jerk to the bottom end of the pipe before I  push it into the mud so the line stays as close to the bottom as possible. In very shallow or clear water, I'll attach a weight to the line to help keep the line low in the water. I even use the conduit pole to push the jerk line though the reeds down low in front of my hide so pulling on the jerk doesn't wiggle the weeds up high where the birds can see it. Great tool, indestructible $6. Lighter than the anchor that came with the jerk string.
By brmotorhead - 7/15/2013 9:42:23 PM
old crankshafts from small engines. briggs motors or small displacement 2 cycle engines. i use these alot for my gang rigs, i can clip and unclip the connecting rod to the line and send it to the bottom. crankshaft pieces from a larger motor where the crank has been disassembled work well too! you could probably get old rusted cranks for free at a powersports dealership or auto repair shop. pay them their value in scrap since thats what they were prolly gonna do with em anyway.
By duckheadone - 11/13/2014 3:54:24 PM
I use a plastic coffee "can" filled with concrete with an eye bolt pushed in.  Run the line through the eve bolt.  The plastic helps quiet the bumps in the boat.

By Williamk8987 - 11/25/2014 3:56:13 PM
I purchased Puddlesets at a Hunting and Fishing Expo a year or so ago.  The guy actually posts ads on this website every now and then.  Anyhow, they were fairly cheap maybe $20 for 12 and easy to set up.  
By shawn73 - 11/27/2014 8:47:00 PM
Buy a 5 or 10 pound dumbbell and cut it in half and drill a hole in the handle 
By greenkidktm - 11/28/2014 7:36:31 PM
I just made one yesterday, 1 wooden stake 18" roughly drilled a hole 3/4 from the top, put a I-bolt in it. 10' bungy cord doubled it up so its about 5' in length, tied some dark braidded string. everything was about $10. I stepped up and got some heavy duty swivel hooks the ones they have on the texas rig-um and it makes set up and take down about 3 min.  Cheap and very easy, and you can rig them up anyway you want. I tested it out with 3 deeks today and worked like a charm!! super pumped and cant wait to take down birds with it!