Provides Safer Control Of Boated Fish,
And Allows For Injury-Free Tagging.
The AFTCO “Tailer” helps you bring a boated
fish under control quickly and safely, is the
ideal way to control fish while you measure
them for legal size, and can be a big help in
lifting fish as heavy as 100 pounds into the
boat. When used on a fish that is to be
released, the Tailer is more effective than a
lip gaff, and it minimizes injury to the fish.
Featuring a wide loop of springy stainless
steel aircraft cable, the Tailer slips easily over
the tail of your fish, and with a quick upward
pull, closes instantly and snugly. With its tail
out of the water, the fish’s movements are
strictly limited, so it becomes much easier to
tag and release the fish, or to lift it into the
boat. A swivel built into the cable allows you
to better handle fish that roll and twist, which
sharks frequently do.
The AFTCO Tailer is four feet long with an
aluminum shaft anodized a rich gold for lasting
beauty and resistance to corrosion. Two
soft but rugged black grips are molded from
the same non-slip material found on fine
rods. The 1/4-inch aircraft cable is also
highly resistant to corrosion, and the smaller
cable, which actually closes around the tail,
is plastic coated to protect the fish.