Rigs, Rig Making, Mono, Flourocarbon for Norway

This section is dedicated to high quality Rigs, Leaders, Mono, Flourocarbon etc for fishing for huge Cod and Halibut in Norway. Only the finest tackle can withstand some of the monsters that swim out there and only the very best tackle will be dispalyed on these pages. Our rigs are custom made and each rig is tested to ensure it is perfect. We use special Big Game knots to lock our swivels in place, Circle Hooks are always tied on a very strong and compact loop to ensure the hook can turn in the fishes mouth. Swivels and Split rings are all stainless steel and are all manufactured in the USA.

If you require a special custom order please contact us and we will do our best to accomdate your requirements.

These rigs are made using Mustad 5X - 4/0 trebles  and Gamakatsu 5X - 8/0 Live Bait Hooks, in either case they are expensive top quality hooks and trebles and the very best does not come cheap. Which you catch a Halibut on an Anti Twist Rig, it pays to closely examine your trace as Halibut have sharp teeth and a 120cm plus Halibut can make a mess of your trace. If you find the trace is damaged just replace it and carry on fishing and you can re tie another leader in the cabin at night.

If you buy a couple of Anti Twist Rigs always take a spare trace with you. Your first Halibut in Norway may only be 130cm for but your second could be over 300cm, in Norway, dreams really do come true !

These rigs are made using VMC 7560 6X- 4/0 trebles  and Trokar TK8 single hook with welded eye - 8/0 Live Bait Hooks, in either case they are expensive top quality hooks and trebles and the very best does not come cheap, tied with 150lb super strong and supple mono using a big game knot which is ultra reliable.

When you catch a Halibut on an Anti Twist Rig, it pays to closely examine your trace as Halibut have sharp teeth and a 120cm plus Halibut can make a mess of your trace. If you find the trace is damaged just replace it and carry on fishing and you can re tie another leader in the cabin at night.

If you buy a couple of Anti Twist Rigs always take a spare trace with you. Your first Halibut in Norway may only be 130cm for but your second could be over 300cm, in Norway, dreams really do come true !

These replacement traces for Anti Twist Rigs are tied with 150lb top quality mono using a Big Game Lure Knot, super  strong and 100% reliable. A 695lb Stainless Steel Swivel (as with all our rigs) and either a Mustad or Eagle Claw Big Game Circle hook. Sizing of Circle Hooks is different from standard hooks so do not think they are huge, they are the correct size for Halibut fishing and have taken Halibut of all sizes up to and over 400lb in Norway.

Supplied in a pack of two, attach via the split ring on your Anti Twist Lead.

These replacement traces for Anti Twist Rigs are tied with 150lb top quality mono using a Big Game Lure Knot, super  strong and 100% reliable. A 695lb Stainless Steel Swivel (as with all our rigs) and either a Mustad or Eagle Claw Big Game Circle hook. Sizing of Circle Hooks is different from standard hooks so do not think they are huge, they are the correct size for Halibut fishing and have taken Halibut of all sizes up to and over 400lb in Norway.

Supplied in a pack of two, attach via the split ring on your Anti Twist Lead.

We have produced these Jigging and Pirking Leaders in 103lb top qualility clear mono by popular demand. A lot of customers have had them custom made so we now offer them as standard.

Made using 320lb Stainless Steel Crane Swivel with a 320lb Stainless Steel Split Ring and a 310lb Stainless steel Crane Swivel. Attached to the mono using a Big Game Lure Know which is 100% reliable.

Approximately 1m long and sold in a pack of two.

We have produced these Jigging and Pirking Leaders in 103lb top qualility clear mono by popular demand. A lot of customers have had them custom made so we now offer them as standard.

Made using 320lb Stainless Steel Crane Swivel with Tournament Snap and a 310lb Stainless steel Crane Swivel. Attached to the mono using a Big Game Lure Know which is 100% reliable.

Approximately 1m long and sold in a pack of two.

Norway Jigging Leaders, custom made with 600lb Stainless Steel Swivels, 200lb Stainless Steel Split ring and approx. 6ft of high quality 150lb mono.

You will need to take a pair of Split Ring Pliers (quality stainless split ring pliers available in the tools section very soon) to fit your Shad or Pirk to this leader, you will not open these split rings with your finger nail and using a knife is extremely dangerous. These are the recommended leaders to use (by Norway Guides) and are tied direct to yhe braid on your reel.

Be aware that it is always advisable to change your leader after landing a very big Cod or Halibut as they can be damaged during the fight and another monster fish could be awaiting your lure the next time you drop down. It would be a shame to loose a huge Halibut because your leader was damaged in a previous fight.

Supplied in a pack of two, for £4.99, you can be sure your rig to top quality and 100% reliable.

We have added 100lb b.s. leaders now for jigging for Coal Fish and will shortly add 80lb. The use of heavy leaders like these for Coalies is just in case a Halibut comes along and eats your Coal Fish lure !

Supplied in a pack of 2, these leaders are designed to cover all bases when you travel to Norway to catch that fish of a lifetime.

Some areas of Norway have very strong tides and at times you may not be able to get your lure down to the bottom as the current it too strong. You have tried your heaviest lure but it just streams away with the current leaving you wasting your fishing time and extremely frustrated.

Meet our weighted leaders. These are the same as our jigging leaders but have been assembled incorporating an egg sinker onto the rig that gives you additional weight to get your lure down to the bottom and fishing where the fish are.

We can produce these in 2oz, 3oz, 4oz, 5oz, 6oz, 8oz and even 12oz and 16oz if required. If you are confident enough tying your own knots, we will happily supply the egg sinkers and you can make them yourself but, if you are not 100% sure, we can now supply them custom made for you. 

See options

I have made this version of our Jigging Leaders up as it was requested by one customer then another so clearly there is a demand for it. Made with the same quality mono, each Pirking Leader has a 450lb Stainless Steel Crane Swivel on it and a 450lb Crane Swivel and Tournament Snap. Be aware that the snap os also 450lb and you will require considerable strength in your fingers to open and close it but you will get away with pliers. I chose this size snap knowing it was not easy to open deliberately as I do not want them coming open when you are playing a big fish and I am very confident, used for Pirking this rig will not let anyone down.

Sold in pack of two

Halibut Dead Bait Rig manufactured with our new Super Stinger Hooks. THis rig is the designed for the same purpose as those with the 5X trebles on them but the trebles and been replaced with an Eagle Claw Big Game live bait hook in 6/0 and one of our own 6/0 Super Stinger hooks which is located in the back half of the fish bait. They are more fish friendly than the trebles and for those concerned with fish conservation these rigs really fit the bill.

They are not cheap but the top quality components are never cheap and the build quality of our rigs is second to none.

THese rigs will be available in 4/0, 6.0, 8/0 and 10/0 and be in no doubt, these hooks can and will handle the biggest Halibut you are ever likely to tangle with with ease as they are 5X and 6X hooks, super sharpe, super strong and 100% reliable.

The Super Stinger has a welded eye and the smaller hook which goes into the bait is welded to the back of the 6/0 hook.

Halibut Dead Bait Rig manufactured with our new Super Stinger Hooks. THis rig is the designed for the same purpose as those with the 5X trebles on them but the trebles and been replaced with an Eagle Claw Big Game live bait hook in 6/0 and one of our own 10/0 Super Stinger hooks which is located in the back half of the fish bait. They are more fish friendly than the trebles and for those concerned with fish conservation these rigs really fit the bill.

They are not cheap but the top quality components are never cheap and the build quality of our rigs is second to none.

These rigs will be available in 4/0, 6.0, 8/0 and 10/0 and be in no doubt, these hooks can and will handle the biggest Halibut you are ever likely to tangle with with ease as they are 5X and 6X hooks, super sharpe, super strong and 100% reliable.

The Super Stinger has a welded eye and the smaller hook which goes into the bait is welded to the back of the 10/0 hook.

Halibut Dead Bait Rig manufactured with our new Super Stinger Hooks. THis rig is the designed for the same purpose as those with the 5X trebles on them but the trebles and been replaced with an Eagle Claw Big Game live bait hook in 6/0 and one of our own 6/0 Super Stinger hooks which is located in the back half of the fish bait. They are more fish friendly than the trebles and for those concerned with fish conservation these rigs really fit the bill.

They are not cheap but the top quality components are never cheap and the build quality of our rigs is second to none.

THese rigs will be available in 4/0, 6.0, 8/0 and 10/0 and be in no doubt, these hooks can and will handle the biggest Halibut you are ever likely to tangle with with ease as they are 5X and 6X hooks, super sharpe, super strong and 100% reliable.

The Super Stinger has a welded eye and the smaller hook which goes into the bait is welded to the back of the 6/0 hook.

Norway Pirk Dead Bait Rig is made from 150lb quality supple mono, it is fitted with two 4/0 - 5X trebles and has a 600lb stainless steel swivel attached to the end with a XXX strong 14mm stainless steel split ring attached to it.

It is approximately 14" long and you attach it to the bottom on a Norway style pirk 300g - 400g in weight. Then you add a dead bait, usually a small 8" to 9"Coalfish and lower it down to the bottom. The fir is then jigged gently (not UK style lifting the rod 6ft in the air) but gently lifting a foot or so and lowering again so you work the pirk and deadbait together.

Supplied in a pack of two as you may loose one, these rigs really work, I have seen it for myself and they work extremely well for Cod, Coalfish and Halibut.

Cutbait Herring Custom Stingers are manufactured using 150lb quality supple mono, 6X trebles (VMC or Mustad), 600lb b.s. stainless steel swivels and XXX strong 14mm stainless steel split rings.

Cutbait Herring Custom Stingers and manufactured in two sizes to fit both the 20cm - 270g shad and the 25cm - 460g shad. They are supplied in a pack of 2 with a pack of 10 stinger keepers which push into the plastic over the mono to hold the stinger in place neatly. Upon catching a fish, the leepers may well pull out and be lost hence you will have 10 of them. More available at a small cost of £1.50 per 10 pack.

Due to the mono used and the size of the shads you are rigging, no action is lost fitting these stingers. The treble hooks used ensure that is a huge Halibut is hooked it will not be lost due to hook failure. The rig is crimped together using a professional bench mounted crimping tool with ensure a perfect crimp everytime.

DBA Custom Stingers for both 20cm and 25cm Salty Beast Shads. These Custom Stingers are manufactured using high quality 150lb mono and 6X trebles (VMC or Mustad) and a 200lb + stainless steel split ring, double crimpled on a bench mounted press. They have been made to suit the Salty Beast Shads in 20cm and 25cm exactly so that the treble in just the right place to secure the best hook hold.

They have been made with big Halibut and Cod in mind that regularly knip at the tail of a Shad without you realizing your lure is being attacked. Fit one of these Custom Stingers to your shad and boy, is that fish in for a supprise !!!

Stinger Keepers for holding the stinger mono in place once fitted to the shad. Simply push them into the shad over the mono to hold the mono / braid in place neatly when the stinger is attached to the shad body.

Made from stainless steel, these Stinger Keepers simply aid presentation of the lure when a Stinger is fitted.

Norway Pirk complete Dead Bait Rig. This is the complete rig including the pirk ready to go. Options include a Lumi Coated Norway Pirk, 300g or 400g or a Lumi Coated Norway Pirk 300g or 400g.

Norway Pirk Dead Bait Rig is made from 150lb quality supple mono, it is fitted with two 4/0 - 6X trebles and has a 600lb stainless steel swivel crimped (image shows rig tied using Domhoff knot which getts tighter the more it is pulled) to the end with a XXX strong 14mm stainless steel split ring attached to it which is then attached to a Pirk, size of your choice (see options), then you add a dead bait, usually a small 8" to 9"Coalfish and lower it down to the bottom. The Pirk is then jigged gently (not UK style lifting the rod 6ft in the air) but gently lifting a foot or so and lowering again so you work the pirk and deadbait together. It will take, Cod, Halibut, Coalfish and Wolf Fish.

Supplied in a pack of two as you may loose one, these rigs really work, I have seen it for myself and they work extremely well for Cod, Coalfish and Halibut.

Top quality supple mono on a 50 yard spoon. For mono of this diameter it is extremely supple. The 150lb we use as standard for our Norway Leaders and rigs as it is so good with excellent knot strength and abraision resistance it is 100% reliable.

Available in 80lb, 100lb, 150lb, 200lb 

Special leader material in extra strong diameters up to 1.2mm specially designed for fishing for Cod and Halibut in Norway. The line is almost invisible in water therefore cautious fish will not be spoked when feeding on your lure / dead bait. It is very supply, has great knot strength and is extremely resistant to abrasion from the rocks.

Brilliant stuff, this is the one I will be changing too for all my rigs this year. It really does almost disappear in the water and is lovely stuff to work with and knot strength is superb.

Supplied on a 50m Spool.

Seaguar Big Game Flourocarbon for top quality Flourocarbon invisible leaders for Norway and all other big game fishing. Supplied in a 10m coil, this top quality flourocarbon leader is almost invisible to fish.

Available in Five breaking strains:   125lb - 1.05mm

                                                  175lb - 1.28mm

                                                  220lb - 1.48mm

                                                  250lb - 1.57mm

                                                  290lb - 1.66mm

Seaguar Big Game Flourocarbon for top quality Flourocarbon invisible leaders for Norway and all other big game fishing. Supplied in a 10m coil, this top quality flourocarbon leader is almost invisible to fish.

Available in Five breaking strains:   125lb - 1.05mm

                                                  175lb - 1.28mm

                                                  220lb - 1.48mm

                                                  250lb - 1.57mm

                                                  290lb - 1.66mm

Seaguar Big Game Flourocarbon for top quality Flourocarbon invisible leaders for Norway and all other big game fishing. Supplied in a 10m coil, this top quality flourocarbon leader is almost invisible to fish.

Available in Five breaking strains:   125lb - 1.05mm

                                                  175lb - 1.28mm

                                                  220lb - 1.48mm

                                                  250lb - 1.57mm

                                                  290lb - 1.66mm

Seaguar Big Game Flourocarbon for top quality Flourocarbon invisible leaders for Norway and all other big game fishing. Supplied in a 10m coil, this top quality flourocarbon leader is almost invisible to fish.

Available in Five breaking strains:   125lb - 1.05mm

                                                  175lb - 1.28mm

                                                  220lb - 1.48mm

                                                  250lb - 1.57mm

                                                  290lb - 1.66mm

Seaguar Big Game Flourocarbon for top quality Flourocarbon invisible leaders for Norway and all other big game fishing. Supplied in a 10m coil, this top quality flourocarbon leader is almost invisible to fish.

Available in Five breaking strains:   125lb - 1.05mm

                                                  175lb - 1.28mm

                                                  220lb - 1.48mm

                                                  250lb - 1.57mm

                                                  290lb - 1.66mm