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By Prof. Salt
#2192720
I've been asked by lots of people to make this video, and I finally got it done. Seems every time I got ready to shoot it would start raining again. It's done, and I think there is enough detail that most folks should be able to create some nice toys to take offshore. Enjoy!


By RTMont
#2192723
Thanks for the info, looks like it's time to replace the old wood handle gaff with a new lightweight gaff! Did you get the gaff hooks at Roy's?
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By fiSh ZoMbiE
#2192757
Nice video Glen.
I'm using a large paint roller for my rig hook w/a wooden dowl attached. Our rig hooks r very simular. Does your rig hook Itself float? My rope passes thru my front handle then attaches to a center cleet. I never thought to use my foot pegs ;-)
Again nice video :clap:
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By Prof. Salt
#2192805
fiSh ZoMbiE wrote:Nice video Glen.
I'm using a large paint roller for my rig hook w/a wooden dowl attached. Our rig hooks r very simular. Does your rig hook Itself float? My rope passes thru my front handle then attaches to a center cleet. I never thought to use my foot pegs ;-)
Again nice video :clap:


The aluminum is too heavy for the handle to float on its own, but the hard foam works well, and usually just makes it easy to return to the rope at the rig after chasing down a fish.
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By APynckel
#2192822
I would recommend bowline knots instead of the doubled up hitch for loops. It's self clinching (won't slip) and easier to break in case you need to.

Also, for the aluminum hook where you made the slots around it to help the epoxy grip, if you add some epoxy around it before you insert, then you'll guarantee that the epoxy finds its way in there, instead of trapped air, helping adhesion and strength.
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By Kalait
#2289589
Prof. Salt wrote:Yes, and they run $5.99 each. Ask one of the folks behind the counter for location - they're hard to find.

Looking to order the gaff hooks online. However, can not find them online. I just contacted Roy's by email, not sure I like the Hawaiian style gaff though it is easier to make.
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By kickingback
#2289622
Kalait wrote:
Prof. Salt wrote:Yes, and they run $5.99 each. Ask one of the folks behind the counter for location - they're hard to find.

Looking to order the gaff hooks online. However, can not find them online. I just contacted Roy's by email, not sure I like the Hawaiian style gaff though it is easier to make.


https://www.google.com/search?q=gaff+hooks&safe=strict&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS849US849&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIyLC1hsvjAhUPnq0KHXdSCNEQ_AUIESgB&biw=1420&bih=845
By Wutevs
#2289691
Dowel Rod: https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-in-x-48-i ... /203360196

Threaded Rod: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1- ... /204325650

Tools needed: Cordless drill, 1/4 drill bit, Amazing Goop or E6000 or any other industrial adhesive, 4" angle grinder, friend to hold the 4" angle grinder, bolt cutters (optional).

1. Drill hole into dowel rod, as far as drill bit will go
2. Shorten threaded rod using either the grinder or bolt cutters (optional). Use your judgment/eyeball it.
3. Fill hole with adhesive
4. Ram threaded rod into hole
5. Let dry for a day
6. Grind threaded rod to a point
7. ????
8. Profit.
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