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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)


Many private boaters consider drift socks or sea anchors an essential item to have aboard their boats. Fishing in salt water or fresh water, conditions on the water can change from flat calm to snotty seas. Current can take you off position, wind can come up and move you away from the productive spots, and slow trolling with your outboard or inboard can still be faster than you need.
So, drift socks and sea anchors allow you to overcome problem conditions. You can slow down your boat when it's too windy for a slow enough drift or when your motor won't idle down for the best presentation of a live bait or lure. You can also use the drift sock to change a boat's posture in relation to waves or fishing structure. A sock can reposition a boat for parallel drifting, can be used to keep the transom out of high waves, or hold the bow into waves to maintain a trolling course. The drift sock can provide braking action to keep you on top of the fish. They're also useful in reducing extreme up-and-down boat bounce and pitching.

SLOW ‘ER DOWN! Drifting or trolling too fast is a nightmare. Use a Drift Control sock when it’s too windy for a slow-enough drift, or when a motor won’t idle down for the best presentation of live bait or lure.

TURN THAT BOAT! Deploy a Drift Control sock to change boat posture in relation to waves or fishing targets such as rock bars and weedlines. A sock can reposition a boat for parallel drifting, keep transom out of high waves, hold bow into waves to maintain a trolling course, or stay on the right path so bobbers and lures land on fish.

STAY ON ‘EM LONGER! Drift Control's braking action overcomes fast-tracking through fishy areas or past productive terrain. Walleye anglers keep live bait in the fish zone longer. Bass chasers and muskie hunters target more casts without blowing right on by!

CUT THE BOUNCE! Drift socks can reduce extreme up-and-down boat bounce and pitching. A more stable fishing platform encourages better fishing!

NEUTRALIZE THE CURRENT! Whether fishing catfish, smallies, or other river fish, use a Drift Control sock to compensate for current, or to work with current for a desirable boat position.

GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE! Adjust boat posture so all anglers get equal shots at the fish. That keeps ‘em happy, on target, and productive!

SAFETY, TOO! A Drift Control sock comes to the rescue in case of break-down. Greatly slow the drift of a powerless boat. Hold in an area so searchers can find you. Turn the boat so it drifts in the right direction. Get the Drift?

 

Drift Control = Boat Control

When drifting flats, deploy 2 Drift Control Socks to keep the boat from drifting unevenly.

Run one or two drift socks from the bow to slow down your trolling speed. Or cut the bounce on windy/wavy days.

Use a Drift Control Drift Sock along with your trolling motor to present baits to a wind-blown shoreline.

Underwater points can be worked by using your trolling motor in combination with a drift sock to follow a contour into the wind.

 

 

Drift Control Sea Anchors

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Fisherman Series - upgraded reinforced nylon entry level sock

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Original Series - enhanced version made from better material to last longer and deploy more easily made from Rip-Stop nylon allowing for quick drying and compact storage.

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Magnum Series - top quality, ready to deploy - this premium series incorporate a lanyard, better material and construction for longer service life.

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Wave Tamer Series - patented spring-opening design, hassle-free deployment and retrieval... Tournament-grade Wave Tamers eliminate drift sock problems, even for LARGE fishing boats! No collapsing, sinking or spinning given their spring-biased opening and top flotation.

 

Choosing the Right Drift Sock
 

BOAT LENGTH

  14' 16-18' 19-20' 21-24' 25-28' 28'+
WIND CONDITION  
Light 18-24" 25-30" 36-42" 72-84" 84-9' 9-11'
Moderate 25-30" 36-42" 48-50" 84-9' 9-11' 11-14'
Strong 36-42" 48-50" 54-72" 9-11' 11-14' 14'

 

Other Considerations
- Heavy material like the Fisherman's Series or Magnum Series creates more drag than the faster drying, easier to store, Original Series, allowing you to get by with a smaller size sock to do the same job.
- Cut the Bounce - A drift sock attached at the bow will help keep the nose down when trolling on windy/wavy days
- Slow'er Down - A drift Sock off the back of the boat when forward trolling or off the bow of the boat when back trolling acts like a boat break allowing better boat control while keeping your speed at a minimum. This is especially useful when fighting a cross wind.

Drift Control Sea Anchors

 

 

Fisherman Series -DCVS
The Fisherman Series drift socks help slow down your boat when drifting or trolling for staying longer in the strike zone - a real plus in wind and current! They provide added boat-control for precision fishing over pin-point structure, maximize boat control. They depoly quickly and easily without tangling and spinning. Made from reinforced nylon.

Original Series -DCSS
The Original Drift Control, Drift Sock is made from lightweight Rip-Stop nylon construction allowing for quick drying and compact storage. One-inch nylon straps offer added support, ensuring years of tear free usage. Drift Control's unique upper cylinder floats and bottom weights make sure this sock opens faster and doesn't rotate.

Magnum Series -DCMS
The Magnums are constructed and designed for boat control in the most extreme angling conditions! They are made from durable, coated Rip-Stop nylon fabric that reduces rippling and pulsing of the sock. The Mags provide more drag than other drift socks of the same diameter. One-inch nylon straps offer added support. A unique flotation device and bottom weights yield faster deployment and prevent rotation. They come complete with Harness Buoy

Wave Tamer - The new Wave Tamer Series features rugged long-lasting Rip Stop fabric and nine practical sizes for today's fishing boats, even the 20'-plus big guys. Wave Tamers don't sink, tangle, or twist! - SADLY, THIS SERIES HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED, WHAT WE HAVE IS ALL WE'LL HAVE.

Tournament-grade Wave Tamers eliminate "drift sock problems," even for large fishing boats! Patented, spring-biased opening and top flotation ensure they deploy and retrieve hassle-free. No collapsing, sinking, or spinning! Choose from nine sizes to stabilize, position, and slow your boat. tough enough for trolling, Wave Tamer's long-lasting rip-stop fabric resists wear, tear, and saltwater.

Also new is Accu-Drift, with spring opening for instant deployment. Innovative Accu-Drift works without floats or weights.

High-quality materials, rugged construction, and practicality sum up Lindy's Drift Control drift socks!

 

Accessories
Harness Buoy
Beckman's Harness Buoy securely connects any drift sock to where you want it on the boat. A rubber-coated stainless steel clip makes securing the drift sock simple; and it allows quick release of the sock to make way for fighting and landing trophy fish! The blaze-orange Buoy is easily seen and retrieved. The Harness Buoy comes with a 20' dump line.

 

Buy Description Price
Lindy DCVS Value Series 18" $19.99
Lindy DCVS 24" $26.95
Lindy DCVS 30" $29.95
Lindy DCVS 36" $31.95
Lindy DCVS 42" $36.95
Lindy DCVS 48" $42.95
Lindy DCVS 54" $46.95
Lindy Original Series DCSS 25" $44.71
Lindy Original Series DCSS 40" $52.88
Lindy Original Series DCSS 50" $63.95
Lindy Original Series DCSS 60" $69.82
Lindy Magnum DCMS 40" Rigged $64.95
Lindy Magnum DCMS 48" Rigged $89.87
Lindy Magnum DCMS 60" Rigged $109.73
The Wave Tamers are no longer available from the manufacturer.
Wave Tamer 168" / 14' - last one in stock, all other models gone... $599.99
reg. $799
Beckman Harness Buoy $26.89

Bait Motels from Lindy

Lindy The Original Bait Tamer

Bait dealers use mesh bags to keep minnows, other bait, and even larger fish alive and lively! Now anglers can enjoy the same advantages with Lindy’s new Bait Tamer bait bags—available in 1, 5, 10, 15, and 30 gal. sizes! Hold, separate, and sort bait conveniently. Handle bait easier and quicker. Use with any swimming bait. 100-percent circulation and ventilation ensures cleaner and livelier bait. Durable and washable, Bait Tamer self-supports and won’t collapse while in use, but easily folds for storage. Its velcro opening closes securely. Its handle can be a wading strap. Bait Tamer’s float ‘n weight system keeps bait submerged, but easily accessible. Larger sizes double as instant portable livewells! There’s the right Bait Tamer size for your boat, dock, tank, or livewell.

Lindy's version a bait holder/motel is made from a very durable material and will last longer and put up with more abuse than a simple net. It's similar to ProMar's largest bait keeper in this respect. (Pictured right - 1 gallon size - perfect for kayak fishing.

 

 

Buy Description Price
Lindy Bait Tamer TM001 1 Gallon Size $19.99
Lindy Bait Tamer TM005 5 Gallon Size $21.99
Lindy Bait Tamer TM010 10 Gallon Size $29.99
Lindy Bait Tamer TM015 15 Gallon Size $39.99
Lindy Bait Tamer TM030 30 Gallon Size $46.99

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