make a wire

ola , i want to make a wire (or a rope )with an object hang , can you tell me what is the best way to create this. Softbody with vertexparent ?

Look at my short movie “Electric Winch” in the MOVIES page of my site :
I did it using the Curve deform feature. Now, you could use the Curve modifier as well.
There is a PDF tutorial named “Winch tutorial” about how I did the animation, in my BLENDER section :
I hope that it will help you.