The slender, tapered pointers of AFTCO’s Taper-Tip Flying Gaffs slice via water sooner and with better accuracy to attenuate the issues of gaffing robust fish. Like AFTCO’s Taper-Tip Aluminum Gaffs, the shafts of AFTCO’s Flying Gaffs are “swaged” for uniform potential from end to finish, thereby getting rid of useless weight. The hook seats in a tricky plastic insert fitted into the gaff tip, and is held in place by way of a duration of 20 lb. take a look at line tied to a metal post affixed to the shaft. Whilst a fish is gaffed, this line snaps, offering a blank and immediate unencumber. A machined aluminum gimbal on the butt of the shaft secures the attachment rope and at the side of the plastic insert within the tip, prevents water from seeping into the shaft. If dropped overboard, the gaff maintain (minus hook) will waft! Shafts are 6′ long, with 1 3/8″ butt diameters fitted with two black non-slip grips, and anodized with a wealthy Gold or lustrous Black end for attractiveness and resistance to corrosion.