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Vern
06-22-2009, 11:14 PM
I have seen rope streamers for gar, do they work and does anyone have a pattern?

Troutman
06-23-2009, 09:31 AM
Kent's site has the best info. on fly fishing for Gar.
The rope flies work good.

http://www.flyfishga.com/gar.htm

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/Smallies08123.jpg

MadisonBoats
06-24-2009, 09:53 AM
Man, those things are disgusting! I have seen a huge increase of them on the Clinch this year.

waterwolf
06-24-2009, 02:09 PM
A wonderful fish, and the dumbest fish I have ever cast a fly at in my life. Rope flies work well, however it is a pain to get them to stick and even worse getting them out. I have as much success with a super sharp hook with no barb.

They will eat anything that remotely resembles a minnow, and rope will work, but the "unhooking" can be quite a problem.

Kytroutbum
07-02-2009, 02:44 PM
I've caught a lot of them in the "glades" on gurglers. I've ,also, lost a few to gators. There is nothing like having a 8-10 ft gator end up on a 5wt.

Randall Sale
the Kytroutbum