Drift Chutes (Socks)  Some days, the wind and the currents can make for tough fishing conditions.  The drift chute is the most effective solution to help counter those conditions*.  Unfold the chute and attach a tether between 5 and 10 feet long to the brass ring (where the chords come together).  Let the drift chute away from the kayak until the slack is taken out of the line.  To get the trapped air bubbles out, slowly pull the drift chute towards you, inflating the drift chute until the trapped air escapes.  You can control the angle of  your kayak while drifting.  If you would like to have your kayak pointing down current, attach the tether towards the rear of your kayak.  If you would like your kayak facing perpendicular to the direction of the current, attach the tether to one of the sides of the kayak (port or starboard).  If you're not familiar with positioning anchors and drift chutes in relation to current, pay attention to what your kayak does as you attach  the tether to different eyelets (or to an adjustable bow line).  I prefer my kayak to be pointed perpendicular to the direction of the current or drift.  In this position, you are facing a much more effective angle for fishing. (as they say, wind in your face, that's the right place). 

Drift chutes are gaining more and more popularity as anglers are realizing that without a drift chute, they aren't very effective drifting at 4-8 knots.  The drift chute slows you down allowing much better control while drifting.  It's very effective for drifting along the outside of kelp beds and structure.  I like casting plastics along the edge of the kelp or structure while you're drifting safely outside.  It's proven to be extremely effective when drifting for Halibut.  They are also very useful for drifting over reefs where you can target rockfish and other game species.

*Manufacturer Warning:  Never use a drift chute in rivers or moving waters