Fighting any big-game fish offshore is truly a test of strength, endurance and valor, as much for the fish as for the angler. Stand-up fish fighting levels the playing field. Compared to battling a large pelagic from a fighting chair, stand-up also allows the angler to maneuver much more freely around the boat. That can provide better angles, prevent line wrapping around the prop and other objects and offer additional advantages.
If you are looking for stand-up tackle, the Smitty's fighting belts and fishing accessories available at TackleDirect make a solid choice. Made in the U.S., Smitty's belts are lightweight and extremely comfortable. That means you can stay in the fight for the long haul even when wrestling with a sounding giant tuna, greyhounding marlin, wild wahoo or another hefty offshore predator.
We also carry all the Smitty's accessories necessary for a successful fight. These include safety ropes, harnesses and straps.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to splice monofilament into hollow-core braided lines, check out Smitty's splicing needle sets. Hand-made of medical-grade 304 stainless steel tubing, they are available individually or as sets that include a range of needle sizes.