Choosing the Right Drift Sock

This chart provides a rule of thumb to help determine drift sock size for general drift-fishing use. Remember that heavy material (Fisherman Series and Magnum Series) provides more drag than lighter material (Original Series), allowing the angler to get by with a smaller sock for the same job. Light-weight material dries faster and stores easier.

Wing Condtion 14' or canoe/kayak Boat Length 16' - 18' 19'-22'
Recommended Drift Sock Size
Light/Breezy 18"-24" 25"-30" 36"-42"
Moderate 25"-30" 36"-42" 48"-50"
Heavy/Strong 36"-42" 48"-50" 54"-72"