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Post  Andrew T on Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:16 am

Hey guys, I'm thinking of buying a Autoking gaff. I don't know what size would be best. Thinking of a 5m. Does anyone have an opinion on which size suits best? I mainly fish Redcliffe, Manly and Viccy pt, all land based. Thanks
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Post  ShaneD on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:18 pm

Andrew,
I think for the difference in price and minimal extra weight most guys will go the 5mtr over the 3mtr. Ask Les (Codrea) about them, pretty sure he has the 5mtr.

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Post  Andrew T on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:30 pm

Hi Shane, you are right Les has a 5m gaff I think, just wanted to get another opinion of maybe pros or cons. Also I have seen a Graphiteleader brand at either 3.9 or 4.8m. These have a thread so a net or gaff can be screwed in.
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Post  kaspar1501 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:15 pm

Those autoking gaffs are very nice and very nice to use from using other members gaffs. Also talk to Alan as well as Les because Alan has both the 3000 (3 metre) and 5000 (5 metre). I'm not sure about size but it does seem as Shane says alot of people prefer the 5 metre. I don't have the money to buy an auto king so i was looking at this.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Heavy-Duty-TELESCOPIC-Fishing-Gaff-Squid-fishing-gaff-10-8ft-Big-Hook-/270971470612?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f17288314
It looks ok and if it has a problem i can send it back because it has a 1 year warranty. Even though it doesn't have the same quality as the autoking it looks pretty good. Just making an alternative decision for members who don't have the money or budget for the autoking and would like a gaff for squid.
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Post  Paul on Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:30 am

Krapspar
when the end breaks off they make an excelent landing net.
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Post  Andrew T on Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:42 am

Hey Kaspar, I saw those Click gaffs as well. The only concern I have with them is that there are alot of segments to them and I think they will jam up or be easily damaged.If you get one I would like to see it
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Post  ShaneD on Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:35 pm

Andrew,

It's not a gaff and doesn't fold away but it only cost me $20. It's a blackfish net made by Wilsons. It's around 3mtrs long from memory, because it's so cheap I don't mind where I lay it down, you just can't hang it off your belt. It's made of Aluminium so it's not going to rust out either. TW at Camp Hill have them.

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Post  Andrew T on Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:23 pm

Thanks Shane I try to get over there and check them out
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Post  kaspar1501 on Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:21 pm

I thought the same thing Andrew but it has a warrenty and i don't think it will jam that easy compared to the telescopic rods because telescopic gaps don't have that carbon to carbon connection inside the telescopic gaff compared to the rods which have carbon to carbon connection because you want the rod to lock in slightly at the sections.
Paul how would you make the net? would you just make a ring out of aluminium and atttach it to the broken end of the telescopic pole then make your own net mesh for the aluminium ring?
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Post  andy on Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:14 am

Have owned autoking, clicks and prox. Autoking by far has the smoothest action. The clicks I have is the 3.3m one and is perfect for manly and close work. My prox one has a net attachment and it's about 4.5m I can get the gaff attachment but for that length I find a net is easier.

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Post  Alan on Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:30 am

I have both the 3 and 5 metre auto kings and if I could only have one I'd go for the 5 as the 3 is no good on the jetties, both really nice gaffs though.
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Post  ROBFISH on Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:35 pm

I AGREE WITH YOU ALAN I HAVE A 5M AUTO KING TO .I LANDED A NICE SQUID FOR ARRON AT THE REDCIFFE PIER A FEW WEEKS AGO IF I HAD A 3MR GAFF I WOULD NOT HAVE LANDED IT FOR HIM.

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Post  Alan on Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:52 pm

Yeah the 3's are just that bit short and don't reach the water on the jetties, great small rock wall gaff though.
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Post  Aaron on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:01 pm

yah, Robfish came to my rescue, the5m was perfect length for woody point, he had it in the water in seconds, and all the extra barbs the autokings have as opposed to some of the cheaper 4 barb brands were perfect, hooked the squid in a second and hauled him up no worries.

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