Fish too big for a fixed AFTCO Gaff? What a terrible problem to have, but fortunately we have the answer, AFTCO Flying Gaffs and Hooks. Sized to land any thing short of Giant Bluefin, AFTCO Flyers belong on any serious sport fishing boat, whether big or small. Available in traditional gold and the new black anodized handles, these flyers are ready to help you land your catch when matched with Canyon flying gaff ropes. The slim, tapered tips of AFTCO's Taper Tip Flying Gaffs slice through water faster and with greater accuracy to minimize the problems of gaffing powerful fish. Like AFTCO's Taper Tip Aluminum Gaffs, the shafts of these Flying Gaffs are "swaged" for uniform strength from end to end, thereby eliminating unnecessary weight. The hook seats in a tough plastic insert that is fitted into the gaff tip, and is held in place by a length of 20 lb. test line tied to a steel post affixed to the shaft. When a fish is gaffed, this line snaps, providing a clean and immediate release. A machined aluminum gimbal at the butt of the shaft secures the attachment rope; and along with the plastic insert in the tip, prevents water from seeping into the shaft. If dropped overboard, the gaff will float! Shafts are 6 feet long and are fitted with two black non slip grips, and anodized for beauty and resistance to corrosion. The barbed hooks are made from corrosion resistant stainless steel and will not straighten out in use. The triangular point gives better penetration and is easy to sharpen. All three flying gaff hooks will fit into the standard 6' handle.