RE: Getting Used to Fear
Regarding snagging logging debris, anchors like the Rocna, Bruce, etc. have holes either at the wide end of the fluke or in the bottom of the shank for the attachment of a trip line that can be used to haul the anchor out backwards if it gets snagged.
I'm not aware of a similar setup on a Danforth-type unit.* Our Fortress doesn't have the accomodation for a trip line on it anywhere.* However, there are those metal rings (some people just use a huge and heavy logging shackle) that you can put around the anchor rode and then slide it*down to the anchor and pull it to the bottom of the shank at which point pulling on the trip line fastened to it will back the anchor out.* I've never actually done this although we have one of the rings. But if you don't already have one*that's something that could help you not lose a Danforth-type anchor if you get it hung up on debris on the bottom.