Tag Archives: Best Barra Lures

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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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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Collectors edition fishing lure

Moody Dog Memorabilia Competition

For all those lure collectors out there…. check this out. Back in September 2016, you may recall, we caught our 2000th massive metre plus saltwater barra for clients. Made the nightly news and everything! The fish was caught on a “Mutt” lure – bronze in colour – with some racing stripes drawn on by Ryan…

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Gear used to tackle big barramundi

Rigs and tackle for catching barramundi

One of the most common questions I get asked is; “What are the best rigs and tackle for catching barramundi in Northern Australia?” So I thought I’d make a quick video at our local BCF store to demonstrate not only the rigs and tackle for catching barramundi, but all sorts of tropical speedsters up here…

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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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Barramundi fishing in Queensland

Epic big barramundi fishing video #15

  Well we finally got around to compiling our latest fishing action footage to create our newest EPIC big barramundi fishing video #15. No further explanation is necessary really… Except to say it contains epic big barra fishing video action, massive fish jumps and head shakes, spectacular scenery and of course many mighty metre plus…

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How to tie a perfection loop fishing knot instead of using a snap swivel

Perfection loop knot vs snap swivel

A regular question I get asked is whether I use a loop knot like a perfection loop or snap swivel to attach lures to my fishing line. To snap or not to snap? I ALWAYS use a loop knot (I prefer the perfection loop) to attach my lures, simply because big barra bite down HARD…

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Proserpine dam metre long barramundi

Impoundment barramundi techniques

On our December road trip down the east coast of Queensland, we stopped in at Proserpine and spoke with freshwater barra expert Lindsay Dobe about the latest impoundment barramundi techniques. Lindsay owns the local Proserpine tackle shop Barra World and has also run barra charters to Lake Proserpine for many years. So he was just…

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Big barra caught at Prosperine Dam boat ramp

Big impoundment barra caught at the boat ramp

With the barra fishing closure well underway here in Queensland, ardent barramundi anglers head to the freshwater dams to try their luck. Although freshwater fish tend to be a bit sluggish in comparison, fishing the dams can be great experience handling and landing big fish, especially as they can be (on occasion) much easier to…

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Metre plus barramundi caught on a twitch bait

Twitch bait lures for impoundment barramundi

Those familiar with our fishing blog will know that Ryan pretty much exclusively fishes for saltwater barramundi. So we commissioned one of our Barra Basics students and ardent freshwater barra angler Nick Philippa to write a few words about the success he’s had with twitch baits on impoundment barra. Incidentally, soon after Nick went to…

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