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 has it’s advantages, however it’s difficult to use a lure retriever as they generally latch onto the snap.

However, this does not mean it is impossible to get your lure back.

I have three methods that I try before snapping it off and tying on another lure.

I demonstrate the best ways to get lures out of trees and off snags in the following video and as you will see, it works a treat!


Hope you enjoyed the video.

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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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