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#817140 - 07/11/08 06:56 PM How do you catch gar?
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We have a lot of gar surfacing and jumping. What do you use to catch them? "gar" being a 3 letter word its not searchable
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#817162 - 07/11/08 07:09 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: 8up]
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Minnows!!!!!!!
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#817178 - 07/11/08 07:18 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: cdtac1]
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Have I got the website for you!!!

The Gar Angler Sporting Society - G.A.S.S.! Best name ever.

http://www.garfishing.com/

I love their slogan too - "America's toughest sportfish for 100,000,000 years."

Fly fishermen often use a rope fly - it doesn't actually have a hook, but the fly gets snagged in their teeth. I'm sure a similar lure could be made for conventional gear. The website has a wealth of information.

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#817213 - 07/11/08 07:48 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: B.D.]
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Lord, this is one of my favorite pasttimes. Here's a fly I tie with mostly just nylon cord, but like Brian said, just the rope is fine. The pic. has the hook, but you don't want or need the hook part - it just gets in the way.







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#817219 - 07/11/08 07:52 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: gil1]
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#817229 - 07/11/08 08:00 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: Bertman]
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Many years ago as a young man we would take the grips off our biycycle handlebars.Cut some strands off momas mop . Then run them thru the hole and tie em off.We would catch BIG Gar up to 3 or 4 foot out of the Head waters of the Ky. river.
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#817234 - 07/11/08 08:03 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38899
http://www.garmanjack.net/hookless.html
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#817242 - 07/11/08 08:09 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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Try searching with 2 words. Gar Lures or Gar fishing
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#817477 - 07/11/08 10:02 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: ]
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Thanks Everyone. Exactly what type rope or cord? I have yellow and have a blue & white too, But these are the type I use for my anchor ropes.

Gil Great fish. That fly is cool but the nylon looks very thin I must not have the right type rope.
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#817517 - 07/11/08 10:35 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: 8up]
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We get them out of my father-in-law's pond by jugging with little live perch.
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#817521 - 07/11/08 10:38 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: 8up]
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Well, I didn't really explain it well. I just bought mine at the hardware store. You'll cut and use about a 5 inch section for the lure or fly. It sometimes has a harder core material in the middle. Just remove the inner core, and then "tease" the stringy nylon out into fluffy, thin strands with a bodkin or ice pick or whatever. This is a bit of a pain, but it is what makes the material difficult for a gar's teeth to escape. If anybody knows of a "pre-teased" rope material, hook a brudda up.



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#817578 - 07/11/08 11:35 PM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: gil1]
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Ive caught them on a topwater plug called a devils horse and put smaller treble hooks on it to suit their mouth better, fish it sloooooow. and stop. When one takes it jerk the piss out of it but make sure he has it. Ive caught some bream fishing on crickets. seem to like them.
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#817759 - 07/12/08 08:36 AM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: ]
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They done told you anything I could add. But Gil, see, that eatin the cork handle thing, that kinda sets me off. I mean, would you eat Gil's cork?

Silver looking spoon with three inches of white nylon rope out the back.
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#817815 - 07/12/08 09:18 AM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: bowriter]
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We used to catch them with just a nylon piece of rope tied to the end of our line. We would use it as a jerk bait and thier teeth become entrapped in the weaving in the rope.
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#817873 - 07/12/08 10:34 AM Re: How do you catch gar? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: tink69
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU CATCH THEM? HAS ANYONE EVER EAT ONE?IF SO WHAT DID IT TASTE LIKE?


Dont let their little teeth get ya! Personally, I rather eat a fried turd \:D
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