Tag Archives: Best Barra Lures

Fishing for barra in Darwin

Fishing for barra in Darwin

I have been asked many times in recent years if fishing for Barra in Darwin is the same as on the east coast. In my experience, I have found them to have pretty much exactly the same habits everywhere. The only difference is you get a smaller window to have a crack at them aggregating…

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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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Best time of year to catch a barramundi

Best time of year for barramundi fishing

I wish I got a dollar every time someone asks, What is the best time of year for barramundi fishing?” Mostly from people who want to book a charter and come at the best time. Or also from anglers towing their boat long distances for a fishing holiday and want to maximise their chance of…

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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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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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