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:confused: went out last saturday off red bay, cushendall. we caught a load of big mackrel but we were drifting quiet fast. i was wondering if any of you use a drogue to slow the drift down, ive never seen it done at sea maybe theres a safety reason. im fishing from a 15 ft boat.
 

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I use one occasionally, it is a 2 foot diameter stainless ring with a heavy duty drogue. It only works when the wind has more effect on the boat than current. The way to slow your drift against the current is to use a drag anchor, 56lb weight or a chunk of concrete. You can adjust the speed of your drift by varying the length of rope you let out. Does not work over rocky bottom for obvious reasons
 

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it was quiet windy but i suppose id have to find out if it was the tide or wind that was effecting the drift
 
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