Hi all I am pondering one of fishing's big questions. If chasing the larger models of any particular species, will large lures always attract the larger fish of that species? I would hazard a guess that it varies amongst species as well. When I used to chase redfin, I would often go for a larger lure just to eliminate the small annoying runts. So in this case, a larger lure may help. On saying that, my PB redfin (around 44cm's) was caught on an Oargee 'Lil Ripper'! Not really a large lure. Many of my better trout (up to 55 cm's) have fallen to Rapala CD 1's. But on saying that, I haven't tried anything exceptionally large. Where I used to have good success, I would have liked to try a 13 cm jointed Rapala but the water conditions didn't suit. The rod I was using also may have struggled to handle the weight of the lure but I now have more sturdy rods (and lightweight as well) so I may try them. For cod I have no doubt that 'big' is better. This is based on what I see the 'pros' use. I guess it also comes down to what you are trying to imitate. If there is a lot of mice around it may be pointless throwing a surface lure the size of a fridge! The downside of using large lures (for cod) is that you will likely exclude catching yellas. That is ok if you are a seasoned veteran chasing cod only. Not good if you are like me and after anything. So what do you think? Does using big lures increase your chances of getting that big one? cheers Team Bender Making up for personal inadequacies by using large lures!