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    Drift sock

    I am getting a drift sock and am curious if anyone here owns one? Do they help slow you down in the wind? I've seen mixed reviews.

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    Re: Drift sock

    I have one, I usually only take it with me when I fish Erie or St. Clair. But yes it absolutely will slow you down in heavy winds if used correctly.

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    Re: Drift sock

    I actually have two and have used them a lot in Florida - they will keep you fishing in some stiff winds.... I am heading to St Clair in June and will be taking them with me.

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    Re: Drift sock

    thanks for the help guys i don't fish big water but i have a 17 foot aluminum bass boat and once the wind gets over 15 mph it makes it impossible for me to fish slow. i get thrown around like a ragdoll

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    Re: Drift sock

    I have one that I use on a 17 aluminum boat. It really helps slow you down. I use it mainly when Im crappie fishing and the wind gets up too bad. If you want to try something cheap you can get 1 or 2 five gallon buckets and drill holes thru the bottom and tie them off with about 10-15 of rope. I like the sock because you can fold it up and put in a compartment.

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    Re: Drift sock

    That's great news! I'm wanting to use or for crappie fishing more than anything

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    Re: Drift sock

    I would recommend buying one size bigger than what is recommended for your boat.

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    Re: Drift sock

    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad View Post
    I would recommend buying one size bigger than what is recommended for your boat.
    They are well worth the money, I would also recommend buying one that is one size bigger than what they call for.

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    Re: Drift sock

    We use them at Ky Lake in the spring drift fishing the flats for crappie. A trick that will keep it off the bottom in 5' of water is tie a 2 liter bottle a couple ft in front of the sock.

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    Re: Drift sock

    So would the 16-18 work better or the 18-20?

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    Re: Drift sock

    They not only slow you down, they also provide directional stability. The drag they produce keep what ever end of the boat you ties it onto facing into the wind. Tie to the bow or the stern, don't tie to a mid-ships cleat.

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    Re: Drift sock

    This sounds like a good investment to me

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