I'd like to do the same thing, but I don't see a #reply anchor tag on the comments.php page, and am not sure how to link to an anchor from the index.php page. (I'm using the Gila template theme, so maybe the code is a bit different...)
My link to Comments is structured like this:
\\<img src="../media/comment_icon.gif" width="18px" height="15px" alt="comments"><?php comments_popup_link ('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?> (click to add yours) <?php edit_post_link('Edit','',''); ?>\\
Because I don't know PHP, I'm not sure how to construct a link to a #reply anchor tag. Would appreciate it if someone can show me how to do this.
Also, I'd like to incorporate the comment_icon.gif image into the link, so users can click on that as well to go to Comments. I'm not sure how to integrate that with the PHP code; I took several stabs at it, but it didn't work.
Any help is much appreciated.