Rope Lure

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by breadboy, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I have read about using a piece of rope as a lure, all coursed with a knife, that will catch gar when they strike and their teeth catch. I was wondering, how big should it be and how do you tie the dadgum thing on? It looks like fun and if you guys have used it before, I would like to here how it did. Thanks.
     
  2. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    I think that there is probaly an article on here somwhere describing it, if I were you, I would just try som different lengths of rope 2-6 inches and see what works for you.

    Aaron

    TA2D
     

  3. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Alright, Thanks.
     
  4. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    From what I have read, 6" seems to be the length to use. Unravel all but 1 to 2" of it, tie off the intact part with a few strands of the unraveled portion.

    As for attaching it to the line, I haven't got that part figured out yet.
     
  5. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    I have used 4 to 6 inch pieces of yellow braided rope. Fray each end about 1\3 , tie off to center of rope. no weight so it floats. drag across top of water where gar are present. fish like a topwater lure. twitch pause or steady retrive. What ever works.
     
  6. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    I tie these up fro my fly rod all the time and even do a few guided trips a year for floks for our local Longnose population.
    I like a lure that is about 5" total and there are several ways to tie it to the line but most folks do it a really simple way by unraveling the rope and using about 5 subsections about 10" long and then snake them through a big "O" ring, and then on the other side, use thread ( I like RED) to since it down real tight behind the O ring, another secret is to use a lighter and singe the bottom just a hair to clog the nylon rope. Now I usually tie all my flies off at the head streamer style but that is more time and work, Give it a try, Im sure youll have fun with it, also dont set the hook, just let them load the rod and slowly lift up ont hem, otherwise youll jerk the lure out of his mouth

    Good Garring!
    Salmonid
     
  7. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Thanks, I will try to use it once the river here goes back down from Alberto.
     
  8. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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  9. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    thats a good idea, I'll have to try it:smile2:
     
  10. tragic

    tragic New Member

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    i'd have to try it also :D
     
  11. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I will see if I can try it, but I probably won't go to the river soon.