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#10913624 - 06/12/15 04:26 PM Nice Gar on the fly
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 616
Loc: Smithville, Texas
Well it seems that Gar will take a popper, I was fishing the Colorado at Smithville near my home this morning and this little fellow hit the popper he measured 37 inches and I had a real problem trying to get him into the kayak.
My net was too small and I couldn't tail him too slippery so I got his head in the net and then lent over the side and flipped him into the kayak
Mike



Edited by chefmike (06/12/15 04:27 PM)
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#10914073 - 06/12/15 08:47 PM Re: Nice Gar on the fly [Re: chefmike]
Capt. Mac Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 760
Loc: Sanger
Very nice Mike. Boga grips work wonderfully on those toothy creatures. I love catching gar - particularly on the flats.
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#10914386 - 06/13/15 01:06 AM Re: Nice Gar on the fly [Re: chefmike]
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 12139
Loc: Addison
Love seeing non-rope fly gar!! Great fish congrats!

I have used rope flys in the past - I will not use them and I would caution and steer anyone away from using them they are not safe for the fish or for the angler when trying to untangle then from the fishes teeth - unless you plan to eat the gar - don't use rope flys.
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#10914779 - 06/13/15 11:34 AM Re: Nice Gar on the fly [Re: chefmike]
Capt. Mac Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 760
Loc: Sanger
I'm with you there Lone Star. I have found that using a small hook size and diameter helps increase hook ups. They still jump and manage to throw the hook but it's fun to get a jump or two out of them anyway.
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#10915020 - 06/13/15 02:34 PM Re: Nice Gar on the fly [Re: chefmike]
Matt Miller Offline
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Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 197
Loc: Dallas, TX
Nice fish! What do you guys think is the best way to handle them when you get them in? I never feel comfortable handling those things.


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#10915293 - 06/13/15 05:46 PM Re: Nice Gar on the fly [Re: chefmike]
Capt. Mac Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 760
Loc: Sanger
I use boga grips myself.
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#10915364 - 06/13/15 06:28 PM Re: Nice Gar on the fly [Re: chefmike]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37175
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. cheers Bet the fight was awesome. boxing
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#10915507 - 06/13/15 07:43 PM Re: Nice Gar on the fly [Re: chefmike]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 616
Loc: Smithville, Texas
Thanks guys........the fight was a long one for sure
Mike
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