alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Kayak Gaff from a broken fishing rod
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« on: November 01, 2019, 08:50:51 AM »


I have a friend who is a Kayak fisherman and found an old DIY Gaff on a flea market, so he brough to me to try to make it look better, well, not many options to work on an old wood stick other that re-installing the hook with new cord, so I told my friend that I have two surf rods that are missing top section that I can use to make a new gaff with his hook, one is a shakespeare in good shape but missing the top section and the other is a Penn pursuit II with ferrule broken, both options will be tons better for making a nice gaff from them.
he choose the Penn pursuit II, it was brand new with tags but broken by the ferrule, not a problem cuz I cut 10" above the foregrip to make the gaff 3ft long, not too long for the kayak but not too short either.

so, I installed the hook, add wrapped some bright orange thread to make it easy to find on the kayak, cut it off the real seat "clamps" with the dremel and added it a lanyard with reflective dots, for bouyancy my friend is going to add a 6" foam fishing net float in the lanyard.

I tryed it to make it simple and with more epoxy than used on regular rod guides because this Gaff will be always tumbling and rattling on the kayak


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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 08:55:27 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 09:07:35 AM »

Alex, you always amaze me. You turn scrap into gold. You have the Midas touch & the imagination to go with it. Great photos too.       Rudy
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 09:09:50 AM »

Very cool idea !!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 09:45:55 AM »

Alex, that's some really nice work! You can also spray expanded foam sealer in the handle which will give buoyancy without adding a float.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 10:06:33 AM »

Alex, that's some really nice work! You can also spray expanded foam sealer in the handle which will give buoyancy without adding a float.

I actually forgot to mention that the blank is filled Up with "shipping foam peanuts" so, the gaff might actually float without the need of a floater, the foam peanuts were put inside and pushed down the blank with a long wood stick, so they are packed tight and to the brim of the blank
but I havent tested the gaff for bouyancy like that
thanks for the tip of the expanding foam sealer
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 02:02:57 PM »

Talented Man Alex, two good ideas about the flotation, cheers Don.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 10:59:07 AM »

With the peanuts inside, it should float just fine. Just make sure you seal off the end with epoxy. (You probably already did that though...)

Looking good bubba!

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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 12:48:35 PM »

Love the createvity Alex. Keep on expanding my friend. There are no rules really so explore.

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