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Decoy gaff

Postby T Man » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:00 pm

After trying to pick up dekes by myself last night in my boat I decided I needed a gaff. I cut the roller off of a paint roller and threw it on an extention pole. It isn't pretty but will do the trick.

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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby bknilvr00 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:03 pm

I had one for a while. Taped a garage hook to a golf ball retriever.

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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby T Man » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:13 pm

Not a bad idea but tape and water don't play well together. This is a threaded joint

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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby ic3breaker » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:27 am

I made one out of some scrap 1/4'' aluminum rod and bent it into a hook shape, took the end of a broken broom handle, drilled it out and gorilla glued the hook into it, painted it dark green. Works pretty good when I'm in the canoe.
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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby Cujo1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:26 pm

I use an 8 foot piece of wooden closet rod with a garage hook screwed in the end. You can use it to pick up decoys, pull the boat around in trees, push the boat around, check water depth before you jump out, beat on your bent cheap ass aluminum solas prop, snag crippled ducks, beat baby seals and so on........
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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby Drakenstien » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:20 pm

I used an old 18ft golf ball retriever. It was no good for golf balls because it was broke but it was perfect for decoys


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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby clymerfowler » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:23 pm

i use a telescoping jack kite pole with a 9 ga. hook attached to the end. light weight, and collapses to about 4 feet
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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby t_baker » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:53 pm

I have a 4 foot oar in my boat. I cut a little notch in one side and it works great.
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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby captmikeoutdoors » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:07 am

3/4 '' or 1'' emt, stainless, aluminum pipe works great, put 3-4'' wooden dowel rod in both ends guided with water proof glue, screw in hook to your liking. both ends plugged it floats. EMT is cheap. Cover with foam pipe insulation and in really cold weather it wont be as bad on hands.
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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby hawgripper » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:55 am

even better is a small trout fishing net attached to a pole, been using them for 30 years.
Scouping the decoys is way faster than trying to catch the string and you can pick a couple at once.

You can see the net in the boat. One guy wrapping and one guy netting.
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Re: Decoy gaff

Postby MJO21 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:02 pm

I just bought the Avery 18' extendable decoy hook/gaff on sale at ****'s for $19.99...

Our other retriever tool is a Bowfishing bottle retriever, no bow. I took a 3" piece of 3/4" conduit bent some heavy wire into a grappling hook configuration and poured in some lead for weight. We have 50' of line on the bottle. Throw the hook out in front of a deke of two, pull it across the decoy cords and pull them in. Easy to store, easy yo use,-Dacron line doesn't tangle or knot easily.
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