What little I have read about gar fishing indicated 'rope flies'. No hook, they just get the rope tangled up in thier teeth and can't get loose. I am not sure I would be interested in reaching into a 300 lb fish that has a mouth full of teeth. If you don't get all the rope threads out the fish is doomed to starve. I am thinking that circle hooks might be the thing to use with a bait fish tied on it. Just a thought.