What size handle or hook should I buy?
Handle lengths have a lot to do with boat size. Shorter gaffs are easier to store and handle, but their shorter length requires the gaffer to wait for a close, clean shot. Many boats have storage issues with gaffs longer than 6 feet. 4 – 6 foot handles are just the right length to touch water in 25 – 40 foot boats.
Gaff hooks range in size, but the most ¬versatile models are those with the gap measuring 2 to 4 inches. The gauge of the gaff hook is directly related to the size of the fish targeted.