In the shallows, a stakeout pole or push-pole makes the best anchor. This simple hitch holds without slipping yet releases easily with a tug on the tag end.
- Pass the doubled line behind the pole.
- Reach through the loop and pull a loop of standing line through.
- Reach through the new loop and pull a loop of the tag end through.
- To release, pull the tag end and the line falls away from the pole.