Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rogue River State of Jefferson
Simon Gawsworth refers to the anchor point by calling it point-P. His definition being where the line meets the water. As noted by all of the above comments, how much line or leader, be it sink tip or floating line, will differ depending on whether it is an "airborne" anchor. As in kiss & go single spey or snake roll. Or a "water borne" anchor. Where the tip is static in the water, being purposely allowed to sink in order to provide bite. Ala Skagit style.
I fish because the voices inside my head tell me to.