safe and accurate lure casting with a spinning reel

Safe and accurate way of casting a lure with a spinning reel

Casting a lure with a spinning reel in a boat full of other lure casters can be a dangerous occupation. Over the years I’ve noticed that those casting to the side are most likely to hook their fellow fishermen, and/or land their lure slightly wide of the mark. Obviously when there is only one or…

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Using Water Wolf to interpret what’s on your sounder

Do you struggle to interpret what you see on your sounder? Perhaps you think you know what’s down there… but can you be sure? Over the years I have come to know for a fact what my sounder is saying – that my interpretation is correct – because I go on to catch that species…

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Bar crusher leads the way in aluminium fishing boat design

Bar Crusher boats – fishing weapons

There are many options when looking at a great fishing boat these days, but I must admit I really like the look of the Bar Crusher range, built in Melbourne and tagged “Fishing Weapons”. During our last trip south we visited the Bar Crusher factory, looking to expand our charter business with the purchase of…

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How to get your lure off a snag

Best way to get lures off snags

One of my most useful tips is how to get lures off snags and this is the topic of our latest video. As some of you may know, I prefer not to use snap swivels to attach my lures as big fish can bite down on the snap causing it to open. Using a knot…

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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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