Halibut Floats and Float Components

Float fishing for Halibut is the most exciting way to fish for them. When that float goes under your heart starts beating at ten times its normal rate as you just don`t know if it is a 10lb fish or a 300lb fish. Our Halibut floats allow you to used your dead bait rig and in seconds change it over to a float fishing rig. You can fish in 10m, 20m or 30m of water it matters not, just drop your rig down to the bottom, wind up 5,6,7,8 turns of your reel then clip on your float and let it drift away from the boat.

When the fish takes, you give them five to ten seconds and wind down on the fish, the moment you feel the fish you strike and in doing so the down rigger clip pops off your line and the float simply slides up or down your line freely.

Available in 150g, 200g or 250g. These floats are properly rigged and ready to use. At the top you have a Crosslock Gamakatsu swivel and at the bottom a Down Rigger Clip. 

Using a Pirk, Halibut Float Weight or Anti Tangle Lead as a weight, you want about 1 metre of 150lb quality mono and your hook arrangement be it Single Hook and Treble, two Trebles or a Circle Hook. Bait up and drop your rig down to the bottom. Once you hit bottom, wind up 5,6,7 or 8 turns then clip the Crosslock Swivle on the line first the the Down Rigger Clip is clipped on the bottom of the float is fixed on your line. Place the line in the middle of the Down Rigger Clip and gently lower into the water, pay put line so your float is ten to twenty metres away for the boat and put your rod int he rod holder and set your drag just tight enough to prevent line pulling off as you drift.

When the float goes under, lift your rod carefully from the rod holder and wait five to ten seconds for the fish to swim off and swollow the bait then tighten your drag to strike position, as the line pulls tight and your rod starts to bend you strike into the fish and the down rigger clip pops off and the float slides freely up and down your line on the Crosslock snap.

These Halibut Floats are used by the guides in Norway for almost all of their float fishing for Halibut. Attached to the line by a Gamakatsu Snap Lock at the top and a Line Clip at the bottom. A weight of the right size like the ones we produce, an Anti Twist Lead or a Pirk, a hook length with hooks approx. 1m long and you are away.

These Halibut Floats are used by the guides in Norway for almost all of their float fishing for Halibut. Attached to the line by a Gamakatsu Snap Lock at the top and a Line Clip at the bottom. A weight of the right size like the ones we produce, an Anti Twist Lead or a Pirk, a hook length with hooks approx. 1m long and you are away.

Shortly listing Float Weights and end rig to go with the Halibut Floats. It really is the most exciting way to catch Halibut given the right conditions.

These Barrel Leads available in 300g run on your line between the float and your hook length. Easy to rig but always remember to fit a bead between the Barrel Lead and the knot between your mainline and your hook length, it will simply protect it.

 

Currently only available in 300g, 250g, 200g, 150g to follow shortly.

These Barrel Leads available in 200g run on your line between the float and your hook length. Easy to rig but always remember to fit a bead between the Barrel Lead and the knot between your mainline and your hook length, it will simply protect it.

These Barrel Leads available in 150g run on your line between the float and your hook length. Easy to rig but always remember to fit a bead between the Barrel Lead and the knot between your mainline and your hook length, it will simply protect it.

This lead is suitable for the 200g Poly Egg Halibut Float