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HamachiJohn

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Looking to buy bamboo, or cuty a piece from someone's yard? Want to try making a gaff for fun.

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The sport fishing center in HMB has Calcutta Bamboo for sale. That is the type you want to use for a gaff. It is close to solid, flexible, and strong; it will last years!
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How big of a piece do you need,I think my in law backyard has some,just don't remember how big they are.last time I was there the property owner cut it back so I don't know what it looks like now.let me know by sat morning, I'm heading there in the afternoon
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I got some Calcutta bamboo years ago at what I think (Not very sure.) is called The Bamboo Garden in Aptos area, maybe Freedom Rd?   It is strong - you don't need much more than 3/4" diameter for a gaff that can haul in a 51" WSB. The difference between that and ordinary bamboo is the thickness of the wall. But I had to buy the whole 10 ft length, which tapers.   Why it is called "Calcutta" is an interesting, if not such a pleasant, story.


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I got some Calcutta bamboo years ago at what I think (Not very sure.) is called The Bamboo Garden in Aptos area, maybe Freedom Rd?   It is strong - you don't need much more than 3/4" diameter for a gaff that can haul in a 51" WSB. The difference between that and ordinary bamboo is the thickness of the wall. But I had to buy the whole 10 ft length, which tapers.   Why it is called "Calcutta" is an interesting, if not such a pleasant, story.

That outfit on Freedom is called Bamboo Giant.

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