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 rigs 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.
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.
Next 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 loose 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.
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 high quality glow in the dark hoochies on our rigs. These come in a few different double colors, with the under layer glowing. I always have all these colors ready to fish, some days they just seem to be keyed into a certain color. We rig them with glow tubing under the hoochy, this does two things. One it keeps your hoochy up off the hook for more hook ups. Secondly it protects your mono from the sharp teeth of the halibut in-case they really swallow the hook.
We have 4 standard color options and 2 hook sizes available. For more options please contact us.
16/0 Hook -
Our personal favorite. I use these 90% of the time personally, landed plenty of giant fish on them and still catch the small ones when they are around.
20/0 Hook -
For you guys that go big or go home.
Four Color Choices – Aqua, Black/Black, Pink and Rainbow
These are the killer lead head jigs. We love lead head jigs and we think we have pretty much perfected the lead head setup with these. Here are some features –
- 24” 600lb black mono leader, never let another ling cod of big halibut bite you off.
- 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 10” MOGAMBO Kalin’s Grub Tails.
Tail Choices – Rootbeer, Chartreuse, Classic White, Black, Glow-In-The Dark