View Full Version : Has anyone tied a fly for gar?

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

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



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

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.

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