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What is a Cliff Gaff and Do I Need One?

Dear Captain"Why is it that we do not see more of the cliff gaff used as opposed to the grapple gaff when pier fishing?" Dear Captain "I fish a lot from piers and heard of a "Cliff" gaff. Do I need one? And what is the difference between the bridge gaff I use now and this thing?"

The main reason that cliff gaffs aren't used that much on piers is because they were made for cliff fishing and there are not many rock cliffs here in Florida. The hooks on cliff gaff points face in, so they do not get caught on rocks as you drag the fish up and gaff against the rocks.

Bridge Gaff

In states out west and rocky countries with high rock bluffs, the cliff gaff is very popular. This gaff is far more popular in our southern waters where rock cliffs are nowhere to be found.

Here is a cliff gaff:

cliffgaff long

The Pier Gaff hook points face out, this is perfect for piers and bridges with no rocks. That's the image we used for the article. The cliff gaff's name alone has the tendency to make only cliff anglers buy it.

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Captain David M. Rieumont

 



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