With a name like GAFF it’s no surprise that more than our fair share of gaffs come across the desk. Most are effective, but few are different enough to be considered interesting or worth sharing. Lately, however, we’ve received a few that deserve your attention, and Titan Tackle’s bamboo gaff is one we love.
Handmade in Texas, this gaff utilizes a special species of bamboo used in construction that is solid – as opposed to having large air chambers – yet surprisingly light, and will not split. It is naturally tapered and floats on its side even with the weight of the hook. The business end is extra-strong, 316 stainless steel, double cut to a razor-sharp point and epoxied and pinned with a stainless steel compression pin.
The butt cord is available in several colors and applied over friction tape, so it won’t slip, and everything gets two coats of marine varnish with UV inhibitors to protect your investment.
The Titan Custom Bamboo Gaff is a beautiful addition to any boat and it proved deadly effective on our last photo shoot, easily outperforming the gaff our captain had been using for years.
Sizes range from 5 to 8 feet and hooks range from 2 to 5 inches.
Pricing starts at $109.00. To get yours, visit www.titantackle.com