Ryan Moody Catching Big Barramundi video series #11

Every now and again we put together a series of catching barramundi action from the previous few months on fishing charter with Ryan Moody – as we edge ever closer to the 2000 barra over a metre mark. This installment is Big Barra 11 and we hope you like it. We think it is our…

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Garmin CHIRP sonar technology

How does CHIRP sonar technology work?

As some of you may know, I recently switched to Garmin sonar electronics for my barra boat, one of the main reasons being I wanted to run CHIRP sonar technology and Garmin are leaders in the field. Other manufacturers are also taking advantage of CHIRP and I have no doubt they will be good products…

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Evinrude E-tec 2 stroke vs 4 stroke outboard review

Two stroke vs Four stroke

Why I choose Evinrude E-Tecs for my fishing charter business? Given my 30 odd years in the charter fishing game, many people ask why I use certain products over others. One of the most asked is, “Why on earth are you still running a 2 stroke outboard?” It seems many Australian anglers and boaties have…

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Old Dog barra lures

In search of the perfect barra lure.

Is there such a thing as the perfect barra lure? My old mate Dave Killalea likes to think so, and he should know having founded one of the most successful barra lure manufacturing mobs in Australia “Killalure”. But what many people may not know is that Dave sold the company several years ago and had…

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Spooling a fishing reel with braided line

How to spool a fishing reel with braid and monofilament line

In this post I demonstrate how to spool a fishing reel using braided line with a monofilament backing. The advent of braided line has been a boon for many fishing applications, however using braid can make spooling your fishing reel an expensive proposition. The easiest way round it is to use a monofilament backing on…

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Catching barra on balista lures flashng LED technology

How to catch barra and threadfin using Balista LED lure technology

Lures generally catch more fishermen than fish, and to be honest, barra are not that fussy. And I don’t normally go for gimmicky stuff, preferring to use my tried and proven techniques and equipment because I know it works so well. But as you can imagine, I get sent plenty of equipment to try, especially…

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how to tie a quick and easy bowline knot that can be undone even after being pulled tight.

How to tie a bowline knot that won’t tighten on itself

Knots that won’t come undone are good in some instances but not in others! One of the most useful knots to know if you are into boating and four wheel driving is the bowline. Now there are a number of variations on this knot and there’s no right or wrong way to tie it, but…

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Kirrama range road scenic drive

Kirrama Range Road Scenic Drive

The biggest tides of the year are always challenging for fishing, especially when combined with 25 knot winds. In times like these I like to jump in our trusty SWB Pajero “Snowflake” (it’s my wife’s car OK so don’t rib me about the name!) and head off into the bush for a bit of rest…

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how to build a fibreglass boat floor that wont get hot

How to build a fibreglass boat deck that doesn’t get hot

Every few years I refit my boat, building in a custom non-slip fibreglass floor that doesn’t get hot. The main advantage of course is that I can run around all summer with no shoes AND I can place fish on the deck without running to grab a wet towel or throw a few buckets of…

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Big Barra 10

Barra season 2015 is now OPEN and we are celebrating with our new video Big Barra 10. Now the astute among you may notice that unlike the previous Big barra videos 1-9, we have some guest appearances from non-barra namely some big threddys and GT’s – just to spice it up. Hope you enjoy. This…

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