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Fighting Belts and Stand-Up Harnesses for Offshore Fishing

We review the best on the market

January 29, 2018
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Battle the toughest game fish in comfort using these rod belt and harness systems for stand-up offshore fishing for marlin, sailfish, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and more.

Fighting Belts and Stand-Up Harnesses for Offshore Fishing

Braid

[a] Power Play Harness; [b] Power Play Rod Belt Zach Stovall

[a] The Power Play Harness from Braid offers excellent back support; the adjustable straps produce maximum pressure on the fish with minimum effort from the angler. [b] Use the drop straps (not pictured) to attach the Power Play Rod Belt for a perfect combination that is designed for tackle up to ­130-pound-test. The belt has contoured padding to keep it firmly in place.

Fighting Belts and Stand-Up Harnesses for Offshore Fishing

Seamount

[c] Mokomoko Standup Fishing Harness and Gimbal; [d] Charles Perry Pro Bucket Harness Zach Stovall

[c] Go toe-to-toe with even the biggest marlin while maintaining comfort, stability and leverage with Seamount’s Mokomoko Standup Fishing Harness and Gimbal. A pre-shaped wraparound support with contoured sides offers dynamic protection from back strain. [d] The Charles Perry Pro Bucket Harness is designed using the same technology as the Mokomoko and is perfect for those drawn-out fights with big marlin or tuna.

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Fighting Belts and Stand-Up Harnesses for Offshore Fishing

Alutecnos

[e] Fighting Jacket; [f] Stand-Up Fighting Belt Zach Stovall

[e] Put the pressure where it belongs — on the fish — with the Alutecnos Fighting Jacket. Achieve optimal comfort with evenly dispersed back support, breathable mesh construction and solid-brass harness lug clips, all made in Italy. [f] Add the Alutecnos Stand-Up Fighting Belt for medium to heavy tackle. The plate-style belt is made of lightweight aluminum and is available in seven anodized colors.

Fighting Belts and Stand-Up Harnesses for Offshore Fishing

AFTCO

[g] Maxforce II harness; [h] Clarion Ultimate Fighting Belt Zach Stovall

[g] Take the stress out of the fight with the AFTCO Maxforce II harness. Designed for tackle options up to 50-pound-test line, the shoulder harness distributes the load across the back, allowing the shoulders and upper body to carry the load. [h] Easily handle 80-pound-test tackle with the Clarion Ultimate Fighting Belt, which is engineered to maximize both comfort and leverage. The belt is made from EVA foam co-molded to a lightweight gold-anodized aluminum plate.

Fighting Belts and Stand-Up Harnesses for Offshore Fishing

Black Magic

[i] Harness; [j] Gimbal Plate Zach Stovall

Designed as two parts of a complete angling system, the Harness [i] and Gimbal Plate [j] make up the Black Magic Equalizer. The harness is designed to provide excellent support for the angler’s lower back during lengthy stand-up battles with oversize game fish. The Gimbal Plate features ­sports-medicine-style padding for added comfort and a recessed pin for increased leverage.

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