Custom Halibut Rigs

Custom Halibut Fishing Rigs

At Valdez Outfitters, we have been making our own custom halibut tackle for years.  We have been using and testing them on our personal fishing trips and all of our charters.  Now, after years of people asking us for them we are offering them for sale online.  We have a few standard models we use every day on our trips in stock and ready for purchase, but we are also open to making a custom rig for you, to your specs.  Just email or call us and tell us what you want made.

About Our Tackle

Everything on our halibut tackle we do on purpose to make a high-quality product.  We are not making these rigs to sell thousands of them, I want you to be able to catch the derby winner on these tomorrow or in two years if they are treated well. Our tackle is meant to last and catch big fish.

Leader -

First thing you will notice is the black leader material, it is 600lb mono that will hold up to the biggest fish and last years of use.   Why black?  Because it is cool and no one else uses it.

Slider -

sliderNext, you will notice our custom 3″ slider at the top of the rig.  Why a slider at all?  One reason for a slider is to stop the loss of weights. We all know lead is expensive these days and when you attach the weight directly to your rod’s corkscrew they can come off while fighting a fish.  With the slider, it allows the weight to move more during the fight and stops the loss of weights.

Secondly, they give some action on those calm days that the boat is not moving and your rod is in a rod holder.  The slightest movement helps the bait move around, even someone walking in to use the head.  But with only a 3″ slider you still see the smallest nibble on your bait compared to the common longer sliders that really hide some of the small hits you get.

 Terminal Gear -

We use the highest quality Rosco barrel swivels and corkscrews that are made here in the USA.


Halibut B2 Squid Rig

This is our charter favorite.  Most days adding some movement onto your bait is a huge help and you catch more halibut and a lot of the time bigger halibut.  The big bait, big fish idea works here.   We use the high quality B2 Squid on our rigs.  These come in a few different double colors.  We rig them with glow tubing under the squid, we do this for two reasons. One, it keeps your squid up off the hook for more hook ups.  Two, gives even more glow

5 inch – B2 Squid Rig – $15

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Hook Size


 9 inch – B2 Squid Rig – $18

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Hook Size

The Killer Lead Head

These are our own custom lead head jigs.  We love lead head jigs and we decided we needed to make a better version.  Here are some features –

  • The wire.  This is what we consider our best improvement ever on a classic lead head.  This new style of wire to grab your grub tail, no more split tails or them being pulled down by fish.  No one wants a fish taking your tail.
  • Three sizes – 16 oz, 24 oz and 30 oz.
  • Three colors or heads – White, Silver and Chartreuse



16oz Jig Head Color -$8


24 oz Jig Head Color – $10


30 oz Jig Head Color – $12

The Full KillerThese use our custom made heads and Big Tail Grubs made here in AK.  This is how we fish our lead heads on all our charters.  There is no better way.

  • Three sizes – 16 oz, 24 oz and 30 oz.
  • 600lb Mono Leader to protect your line from the teeth of ling cod and halibut.
  • Removable 9/0 octopus stinger. This stinger keeps even the most novice jigger on the fish, rarely will you have a jig fall out due to slack line with the addition of this stinger.  And we make it removable to easily replace tails.
  • High quality large 12” Big Tail Grub Tails.

Lead head Jigs      Tail Choices – Classic White, Chartreuse, Orange, Red, and Brown








16 oz – $22

Jig Head Color
Tail Color

24 oz – $25

Jig Head Color
Tail Color

30 oz – $27

Jig Head Color
Tail Color