Re: Non-rope Gar Flies?
My experience with them is they're very aggressive and will hit just about anything. They are very similar to the oceanic, giant needle fish. If you get a hook in their jaw, you're lucky. If you like the grab and don't care about landing them, any old streamer will do. If you actually want to catch some, you really have to go with the tooth tangle fly. Macrame yarn is as good as anything. It's cheap, durable and is useful for tying other streamers and making yarn indicators. You can simply tie a piece of the yarn to a barrel swivel and comb it out with a flea comb.. Voila! They seem to have terrible eye sight so an accurate cast is necessary. Also, a hookless fly like this will not scare off a fish. They'll bite it multiple times often. Really cool, overlooked rough fish.
Hand crafted wood fly boxes.