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Old 12-04-2019, 03:49 PM
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Anyone still making a dehooker/gaff like the one pictured?

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Old 12-04-2019, 04:11 PM
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Chris at Sams in Orange Beach should be able to get one similar to that.
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Tommy Downey outta Destin

(850) 496-5795

tell him Preston from the boat “Home Grown” sent ya 👍🏽
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Make one yourself. A piece of bamboo, a 10/0 stainless hook and some epoxy. Bing bang boom
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Originally Posted by gamefish25 View Post
Tommy Downey outta Destin

(850) 496-5795

tell him Preston from the boat “Home Grown” sent ya 👍🏽
i think that is who I am looking for. Tommy gaff

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Originally Posted by critt77matt View Post
i think that is who I am looking for. Tommy gaff
yup. That’s it
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Kathy at the Rod Room in OB built mine...
Love 'em!!!
Old 12-06-2019, 06:54 AM
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I have two of Tommy's and they also make a great gift!
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Sorry, but that ain't a dehooker or a gaff
Old 12-09-2019, 06:26 AM
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Mine is... Ya just gotta be smarter than the stuff you're working with...
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Morita out of California.
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Originally Posted by dryhydro View Post
Kathy at the Rod Room in OB built mine...
Love 'em!!!
what does she charge for one?
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Originally Posted by kimbrell224 View Post
what does she charge for one?
I think it was like 20/25 built right and of course color matched to the hull...
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So what do you actually call these things? I’ve searched the web over and can’t come up with anything.
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Originally Posted by kimbrell224 View Post
So what do you actually call these things? I’ve searched the web over and can’t come up with anything.
It's a dehooker. That's a fancy one that Tommy's been making for over 20 years. His are on a skinnier dowel than I like. I make mine much less pretty, but with fatter, oak dowels and heavier hooks. His tend to break when deckhands decide to beat cobia over the head with them.
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Originally Posted by boboe View Post
It's a dehooker. That's a fancy one that Tommy's been making for over 20 years. His are on a skinnier dowel than I like. I make mine much less pretty, but with fatter, oak dowels and heavier hooks. His tend to break when deckhands decide to beat cobia over the head with them.
so, what size dowel and hook do you use. What do you charge and where are you located?
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The hook on the thing in the OP picture is too small for a gaff and way too big for a dehooker. Looks kinda gay with all that colored wrapping too.

My deckhand Daron Harrison from PCB showed me the light. Before that I was using R&R's and those stupid t-handle ones.

If they are hooked deep jab the other end down their throat, twist and you got your hook back. (only on fish you intend to keep)

They also make the best catfish flippers






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Originally Posted by kimbrell224 View Post
so, what size dowel and hook do you use. What do you charge and where are you located?
i don't make them for sale, just my own use. I'm now living in Bonaire in the southern Caribbean.

Dehookers are ridiculously easy to make.

I use 1.25" or 1.5" oak dowel and a 10/0 Mustad 7731 with the barb ground off. The only other things you need are a small stainless screw, string, and either 5 minute epoxy or polyester resin to coat the whole thing. It's really easy.

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Originally Posted by luna sea II View Post
The hook on the thing in the OP picture is too small for a gaff and way too big for a dehooker. Looks kinda gay with all that colored wrapping too.

My deckhand Daron Harrison from PCB showed me the light. Before that I was using R&R's and those stupid t-handle ones.

If they are hooked deep jab the other end down their throat, twist and you got your hook back. (only on fish you intend to keep)

They also make the best catfish flippers






the Dehooker/gaff in the OP’s post is literally on EVERY charter boat in Destin. They are not “gaffs”. They are a multi tool used for dehooking fish, grabbing fish off the deck, and spiking chum.

They can be colored however you’d like. If you don’t want gay colors you can get a bare piece of drift wood like the one in your pictures
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Originally Posted by gamefish25 View Post
the Dehooker/gaff in the OP’s post is literally on EVERY charter boat in Destin. They are not “gaffs”. They are a multi tool used for dehooking fish, grabbing fish off the deck, and spiking chum.

They can be colored however you’d like. If you don’t want gay colors you can get a bare piece of drift wood like the one in your pictures
"literally on EVERY charter boat in Destin."

Apparently you're inferring that Destin charter boats are the world wide be all end all authorities on dehookers so if they all use those stupid looking things then that has to mean that's the best design end of discussion...

I try to be a little more open minded and am always looking for a better mousetrap...The D.H. Dehooker isn't as flashy as the Destin charter fleet model but it's a much better mousetrap ..

Just sayin...
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