Tag Archives: Fishing knots

Use a paternoster rig to avoid snags

How to tie a paternoster rig and tips to avoid snags.

Learning how to tie a paternoster rig (dropper or snapper rig) is great for rock walls or areas you get snagged often. Getting snagged is a big time waster as you have to retie your knots. It’s very frustrating and you also leave line and debris in the envirnonment to catch birds and other critters.…

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Ryan Moody catching big marlin off the GBR

How to splice dacron

Learning to splice dacron is a skill most regularly used by big game anglers but it can also be used to make a safety lanyard and never lose your sunglasses again. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen sunglasses and other objects disappear into the depths after falling over the side. Sure you can…

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RMF knot - modified albright to replace FG knot joining fishing line to leader

Replace FG knot with RMF knot

As you may know, I don’t use a swivel and tie my leader directly to the main line. It’s called the wind on leader system and it’s so we can have a far longer abrasive resistant leader which can be wound directly onto the rod. There are numerous ways to make the connection, and being…

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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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Tying an FG knot nice and tight

Easy way to tie a TIGHT FG knot

With the advent of jigging rods with very small guide eyelets, the FG knot has come into it’s own as the best way to join braid to mono leader. However the FG knot can be a complicated fishing knot to tie, especially on a moving boat, and if you don’t tie it tightly enough, it…

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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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Wind on leader using bimini twist and albright fishing kno

Wind on leader system

A wind on leader system is simply a way of joining leader to your main line, without having a swivel jam in your rod tip. This can be particularly useful if you want to use a longer leader – which will reduce line breakage around snags as the leader is a far more durable and…

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how to tie a quick and easy bowline knot that can be undone even after being pulled tight.

How to tie a bowline knot that won’t tighten on itself

Knots that won’t come undone are good in some instances but not in others! One of the most useful knots to know if you are into boating and four wheel driving is the bowline. Now there are a number of variations on this knot and there’s no right or wrong way to tie it, but…

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How to repair your cast net on the spot

It’s a pretty hard life for a cast net these days. They are not made of the same mettle as they used to be, and on days when bait is scarce, one is forced to throw into otherwise unsuitable terrain. The result more often than not is a busted pocket or two. Throwing a cast…

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Braid vs Mono

Barra Fishing Tip: Braid vs Mono for barra

Over the years I have been asked several times why I run some rods with mono and some rods with braid. Last month I did a short presentation for the opening of the new BCF Deeragun store Townsville and was asked the same question. Basically, I use mono over a fibreglass rod (6′ 0″ to…

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