Since those early days, the technique has been refined quite a bit. Start building your high-speed wahoo spread with heavy tackle: You’ll need reels capable of holding drag under the considerable strain of heavy lures and weights moving through the water at high speeds. There are several brands of lures that are specifically designed for this style of fishing, usually with heavy metal heads. Due to a wahoo’s propensity to strike wildly, the larger lures usually carry two hooks on heavy cable leader as a nod to the fish’s ability to easily slice through the heaviest monofilament with its scissorlike jaws and razor-sharp teeth. Use a length of shock leader between the lure and the leader to absorb some of the incredible energy of the bite — most pros use 30 to 50 feet of 300- to 400-pound-test monofilament between the lure and the trolling weight. The weights themselves use a length of heavy cable to guard against bite-offs from roaming wahoo as well. Build the spread by using the heaviest lures and weights closest to the boat, then staggering the lures with lighter weights moving back.