I like to jig for halibut as I prefer to feel the bite and set the hook myself. The problem I am having is it seems that I am loosing the bigger ones to broken lines. I used to just run my braided 80lb to the rig. With the smaller guys I had no problem but a lot of them don't seem to swallow the whole jig. When I would get a big hit and set the rod bends down and I will feel the head shake and the them trying to run. Being a 125lb woman at this point I normally just hold on but then the line would break. Worried that they were just sawing through the line (as the break was always right above the rig) I modified my rigs to have a 300lb mono leader crimped on for a few feet and then attached to my braided with a swivel. I have been out only once since making my new rigs but I was wondering if anyone had an idea of how to better land the bigger ones? I have to have the drag set tight for me to set the hook but should I try to let off a little and let them run? I have tried to accomplish this a few time but just trying to hold the pole normally takes both my hands when it's a big fish so I'm not sure even how I would loosen the drag. Do you think just modifying my leader will fix the problem and I should just keep the drag tight and reel slowly? Also I often go out with just my kids who are little. Somehow i have managed to get almost all my fish in the boat by some miracle in the past but would love suggestions for landing them alone. I fish off a 19' glassply and have a small gaff and a harpoon. Thanks for any help and suggestions.