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thalweg
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Garspace

Post by thalweg » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:23 am

Anybody else fish for these prehistoric bastards? Put em up!
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Re: Garspace

Post by West Chester » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:23 am

Ah love you long time

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Re: Garspace

Post by thalweg » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:28 am

My old man hates that lid.
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Re: Garspace

Post by Smithhammer » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:28 am

Haven't fished for them (yet), but I love knowing that there is a "Garspace" thread.
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Re: Garspace

Post by DayTripper » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:31 am

I tried and failed. Had two hits on big smallie streamers- didn't know there were gonna be a bunch of gar in that stream- and can't wait to target them specifically next time I'm back in that area. Any tips on catching these bastards?

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Re: Garspace

Post by thalweg » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:35 am

Patience. Lots of patience.
Feeding them is the closest thing I have found to tarpon yet, and as soon as you give em the wood they go airborne. :cheer
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Do you have the coin to pay for your passage, or the courage to take up the oar?" -the sword

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Re: Garspace

Post by JoshO » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:49 am

Smithhammer wrote:Haven't fished for them (yet), but I love knowing that there is a "Garspace" thread.
Echo that! Just think about how many naysayers were converted via the Carpspace thread...

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Re: Garspace

Post by Horn_Identity » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:50 am

Nice catch Thalweg, and I do like the lid and the whole ensemble. I try to go after them gar whenever I'm down south, hooked up many but landed few, tail walking SOBs. :cool

Old pic of a small gar, caught with a streamer...
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Re: Garspace

Post by Redchaser » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:07 am

I've caught a bunch of gar on the fly over the years, usually out of boredome when my target species isn't co-operating, I'll toss at a gar. Had one eat my fly yesterday while redfishing, but I did a trout set and yanked it away from him...
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Re: Garspace

Post by Ginseng Sullivan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:10 am

so far i haven't managed to land one. i came close a month or so back but totally chickened out when it came to tailing it. like hooking a boa constrictor. i was pretty much happy to have it get off at that point. their jumps are plain weird, they just swim vertically right out of the water and into the air, still swimming like a snake.

it looks like you got that one out of a small trout stream?

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Re: Garspace

Post by Gremlin » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:18 am

Thalweg,

was that a "rope" fly? (one of the flies where the material gets tangled up in their teeth, rather than hooking them).

I used to catch them on gear. We used to target them on floating Rapalas, often sight fishing to them. It was fun, but hooking them was really difficult.

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Re: Garspace

Post by blue ridge angler » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:22 am

I see good things in this threads future...
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