Category Archives: Fishing gear and tackle

Catch big fish Slow pitch jigging

Make your own assist hooks

Save money and easily make your own ASSIST HOOKS for slow pitch jigging. After a few big fish, the dacron holding the hooks can fray and become unusable. But what of the hooks? With a length of dacron, a home made needle and some heat shrink, recycle the hooks and make your own assist hooks.…

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Fishing hook selection made easy

What fishing hook design should I use?

There are so many fishing hook types and designs on the market, so knowing which one to use can be daunting. Getting this right will increase your hook up rate as you’ll be using the right hook for your chosen fishing method. Because there are hundreds of hooks on the market, in this video I…

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Fishing Reel cleaning and maintenance

Fishing Reel cleaning and maintenance

Today I’m going to cover an often overlooked aspect to your fishing, namely rod and reel cleaning and maintenance. As a charter boat skipper for 30 years, I used to go through a ton of gear and over time it costs a lot of money. So the best bet is to look after it. It’ll…

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Choosing the right sinker size for estuary fishing

Choose the right sinker size

You’ll catch more fish if you choose the right sinker size. If you fish too heavy, fish will feel the weight and drop the bait before they’re hooked. Too light and you won’t be on the bottom. It’s critical to choose the right sinker size and get your bait on the bottom when fishing for…

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Fixing cracked rod tip with Ryan Moody

Rod tip repair with Mason

A couple of days ago I met 7 year old Mason at the dawn service and noticed his rod tip was in need of a rod tip repair. But we before we continue I’d like to share some great news! From 6-12th May we are having a May Madness sale and reducing the price of…

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A garfish rig is a great way to catch Spanish Mackerel

Garfish rig for trolling up mackerel – How To Video

Here’s possibly the best garfish rig for trolling up mackerel and other toothy sportsfish. While jigs and metal slices are great for mackerel when they’re on the bottom, a trolled garfish rig is the best way to entice a bite when they hit the surface. When riggiing, first check out our previous blog on making…

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Choosing the right jig head

3 tips for fishing with jig heads and soft plastics

Fishing with jig heads and soft plastics is an extremely effective way to catch big fish consistently. I have been fishing with jig heads for many years now, and given the vast selection at the tackle shop, it can be a bit daunting knowing what to use. Using them correctly can result in fish catches…

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What's in Ryan Moody's tackle box

Setting up your tackle box

In this video blog we’re looking at setting up your tackle box for fishing in small boats to make sure you have all the essentials covered. Having run a successful barra fishing charter business for 30 years, I’ve made my share of mistakes, left things I need at home, and carted around stuff for years…

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How to measure fish correctly on a fish measuring device

3 Tips for measuring fish correctly

Many people approach measuring fish with a pretty slap happy approach and risk hefty fines if the fish is borderline legal. In this video we cover 3 useful tips for measuring fish correctly and keep you out of trouble with Fisheries. With my profile, I try and always set a good example plus I take…

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Sharpen a knife so it holds it's edge

How to sharpen a fish filleting knife

No one knows how to sharpen a knife better than a butcher.  Today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a filleting knife.  so that it holds it’s edge. Keeping your knife razor sharp is the key to good fillets and getting the most flesh from the fish frame. For this…

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