Category Archives: Fishing lures

Ryan Moody Fishing lures

Ryan Moody Fishing Lures

Gosh after all the fanfare and tech issues, the Ryan Moody Fishing lures are finally available! Here’s a quick video about them and links below to buy now.   We have had so many technical difficulties getting the software sorted to deliver these babies so I reckon they will go pretty fast You can grab…

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Fishing with slow pitch jigs and stick baits

Stick baits and jigs – fishing lure research and development

Stick baits and jigs are one of my favorite forms of lure fishing. Because with stick baits you can manipulate the retrieve, the depth and also use them on the surface. Plus they can be used in a way that you use vibes. At times they are even better because most soft vibes fall flat,…

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Metre plus barramundi on a handcrafted timber lure

Making timber lures that work

It’s one thing making timber lures, quite another to make ones that catch big fish. No-one knows this better than master lure craftsman Dave Killalea – now operating under the name Old Dog Lures. I have caught over 2000 massive metre plus barra in my time, many on a Dave Killalea lure. When making a…

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Designing fishing lures

Fishing lure design with Dave Killalea

Looking at the wall of lures in every tackle shop, I can’t help but think fishing lures catch more anglers than fish. In the right hands however, fishing lures are a very effective angling tool. I personally mostly fish with lures these days as my bung knee plays up when I run down the beach…

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How to repair distorted and kinked soft plastic lures

Soft plastic lure maintenance

Do your soft plastics stick together in your tackle box, or have kinked and melted tails? Perhaps the answer is no but you’d like to ensure it doesn’t happen. In this video we show you a simple trick to straighten those kinks using boiling hot water. And to avoid them sticking together, make sure you…

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Catching mackerel in winter using metal slices with Ryan Moody

Catching mackerel using metal slices

Mackerel are a premium fighting fish for recreational anglers and can be caught easily fishing with metal slices. Most Mackerel species are top grade food fish and are a staple fishing catch around many parts of the world. During the winter months we see the arrival of the lesser mackerel species and the main two…

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Selecting the best fishing lures for northern Australia

Best fishing lures to take travelling

A question I am often asked is how to select the best fishing lures to take travelling. In order to address the question, I enlisted the help of lure manufacturing royalty here in Australia, Dave Killalea from Old Dog Lures. The first thing to think about when deciding on the best fishing lures to take…

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Crimping barbed hooks for safety

Crimping barbed hooks

I am often asked if I crimp my barbs and/or use barbless hooks when fishing for tropical speedsters like barramundi and it’s certainly a topic worth discussing. For me, the object of course is to land big fish for my clients, and in many instances they’re not an accomplished angler and find it hard to…

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Custom made fishing lures

Custom made fishing lures | Dave Killalea

Master fishing lure craftsman Dave Killalea’s favourite pastime is designing and creating custom made fishing lures for a particular purpose. And I’m not talking about a lure for barra or jacks etc. I’m talking about something much more specific than that! By “custom fishing lure” I mean for example; a 6 inch hard bodied lure…

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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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