THEY FLOAT! Our aluminum welded gig poles are fabricated with receiver threads on each end for easy assembly, one 8′ pole and one 4′ pole, using an already installed extension stud to make a 12′ pole. Our 12′ pole is powder coated with a durable finish. Our fish gigs are sharp with barbs and very durable for rocky bottoms. Our gigs are manufactured from ¼” stainless steel. Great for flounder and sheepshead!!!Important Product Note: Always keep your pole extension stub coated with a thin layer of never-seize.