Offshore Angler™ Tapered Gaffs
I have used one of these for about 6 years now and it still works great. I witnessed another boat bend the gaff hook out using the small hook version on a 60 lb fish, however that is b/c the small hook is designed for smaller fish. If you match the gaff size to the fish then it will last years.
March 2, 2014
Worked Well on Albacore
I bought the 6' gaff for use when we couldn't keep up with netting the tuna. I gaffed five tuna in a row that ranged between 22 lbs and 28 lbs and it worked fine. The sharp point sliced right through them. I think it's wise to lift straight up to avoid too much bending stress on the shaft, but it feels strong in your hands and the hook seems securely mounted in the tapered end.
March 22, 2013
Gaff Pulled Apart
I picked up a small AJ (<25 lbs) with a new Offshore Angler tapered gaff and the hook pulled out of the gaff. First use? Luckily the fish was over the boat in a clear spot. Very disappointed in the (poor) quality of constuction.
August 6, 2012