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Old 06-22-2009, 11:14 PM
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Default Has anyone tied a fly for gar?

I have seen rope streamers for gar, do they work and does anyone have a pattern?
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:31 AM
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Kent's site has the best info. on fly fishing for Gar.
The rope flies work good.


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Old 06-24-2009, 09:53 AM
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Man, those things are disgusting! I have seen a huge increase of them on the Clinch this year.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:09 PM
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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.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:44 PM
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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.

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