Never thought about Gar fishing here in the ozarks. I know there a lot of them in the rivers up here.
Do you have a certain fly you like using for Carp? I was told if I can find the carp in the flats and get one to bite, a 12lb carp will take off to the deep and its like fighting a Tarpon! For us county boys that sound like a lot of fun. Very few fish in Arkansas will get down to your backing!