GUIDE: Lure Fishing Basics Part 1 – Gear


If you are just getting into lure fishing, here are some basics that will help point you in the right direction of landing your first fish with lures. We are going to break this article up into 2 parts, with the first section being on lure fising gear.


graphite rods are a must, they are super light and very responsive, allowing you to feel what is going on while retrieving your lure and also to be able to cast and work a lure effectively. Anything from 6’6” to 7’6” is a good starting point for beginners and all round set-ups.


2000 size reel is ideal as a good all-rounder, it will hold enough line and have enough stopping power for all of the southern estuary species along with a lot of the smaller northern ones. They are also nice and light to match with a graphite rod.


Braided line is also a must, non stretch line allows you to feel everything that is going on at the lure end of the line, any little bumps from fish, or working your lures through snags or along the bottom. 4-8lb allows for good long casting of light lures if required.


Fluorocarbon leader is a essential part of lure fishing, it had much higher abrasion resistance than braid and is virtually invisible to fish. 4-12lb is fine to use depending on the fishing situation and species targeted. I always use a minimum of a rod length of leader, and use the lightest strength I can get away with. Lighter leaders can make the difference in getting shy fish to bite.

Part 2 will cover Lures and techniques, so keep an eye our for that over the next week or so.

Feel free to ask us any questions!



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Published on: July 21, 2014

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2 Responses to GUIDE: Lure Fishing Basics Part 1 – Gear

  1.' Leeroy says:

    Thanks for the guide and followup via FB
    Much appreciated….. now to convince the wife the merits of quality in fishing gear!

  2.' Luis Fisher says:

    Detailed guide, exactly what I’m looking for, thanks!

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