They say size doesn’t matter but in today’s video on leader size I am going to tell you otherwise – because landing big barramundi consistently takes a little bit of luck and a whole lot of prior preparation.
Too often I have people come on charter to catch that fish of a lifetime and their leader size is way too light. Certainly in some instances light leader is appropriate for chasing schoolies (round the 60-80cm mark) in the shallows as they mostly get hooked in the corner of the mouth and you’ll have no problems.
But big barra, especially when using soft plastics, tend to engulf the lure right down. Woof!
And in these cases when you play out the fish, the leader rubs on the abrasive surface of the mouth, weakening it considerably. And that’s when you are likely to lose the fish. So if you want to know the best leader size for catching big barra and what to use when take a look at the video.
In our next and final installment of this three part series I will be looking at the impacts of a sticky drag and what to do about it.
If you have any questions you would like answered as part of our blog please feel free to ask in the comments below.
Catch you on the water. Cheers Ryan