Somehow, I have a problem with poor gaffing. As stated here many times, I always gaff the head of the fish. It saves meat, and gives you control of the fish. A gaff placed in the middle of the fish ruins the meat and the fish has control of you. I just found a commerical device that might work on the Big E which is notorious for loin gaffing. I realize the deckhands are high off the water and so on and so on. Do you think this might work on a head boat. If so, I'll buy it. The device slides over the fishing line when the fish is ready to be boarded. A rope is attacthed to the device. Once it is lowered it comforms to the tuna's head and the six gaffing hooks grab onto the tuna's head. Commercial tuna fisherman use this device as they can't sell a tuna with body gaffs at the market.