alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Custom Calcutta bamboo gaffs
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« on: October 08, 2016, 12:25:04 AM »

Rods aren't the only thing I make and repair I also do make Calcutta bamboo gaffs here's a set of bamboo gaff.
So here's some goodies I make them from 2-8 ft and they do float just in case they do go over board you'll be able to retrieve them back.

































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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 12:40:50 AM »

Wow... those are beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 01:24:24 AM »

Nice work!
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2016, 02:19:54 AM »

Lovely work
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2016, 04:47:20 AM »

Nice work.

Makes the ones I just built look like crude implements.
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2016, 07:20:07 AM »

Real nice, I would haing one in my shop and not use it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2016, 09:40:35 AM »

Nice job Adam!
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2016, 10:31:25 AM »

Really beautiful!

Do the bamboo gaffs float?
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2016, 10:37:41 AM »

Really beautiful!

Do the bamboo gaffs float?

Absolutely!

Light weight, strong, they float, and you can cut them to any size you like.  I built 2 last week.  I used waxed marine rigging rope, and coated them in epoxy. 

*They are in the starboard shotguns.


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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2016, 09:23:41 PM »

Thanks guys, and yes they do float I've tested them my self with go pros mounted on them they float fine. Lots of flex and super light weight. Take a while to make but they do come out really nice inhabea couple more photos but I'll post them later.
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2016, 10:27:36 AM »

Adam you took a utilitarian tool and made it an Art....they look too good to use... Wink but that wouldn't stop me  Grin. Bill
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2016, 08:31:36 AM »

Real nice, I would haing one in my shop and not use it.


my exact thoughts

too dang beautiful



Adam, did you cured the bamboo poles or bought them already cured ?
I have some bamboo plants and two of them have dry canes and I have a solitary gaff hook, I was thinking to make me a bamboo Gaff but not sure how to cure the canes to avoid having them cracked later

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2016, 06:07:50 PM »

Pretty cool Adam  Cool Dominick
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2016, 08:18:29 PM »

Really nice.
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2016, 04:18:52 AM »

Real nice, I would haing one in my shop and not use it.


my exact thoughts

too dang beautiful

I buy them cured they been dried and I wouldn't use just any regular bamboo Calcutta bamboo is the strongest

Adam, did you cured the bamboo poles or bought them already cured ?
I have some bamboo plants and two of them have dry canes and I have a solitary gaff hook, I was thinking to make me a bamboo Gaff but not sure how to cure the canes to avoid having them cracked later


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