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 Post subject: More big nasty gnarly gar flies
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:27 pm 
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Aaron has graciously agreed to be an official "tester outter" so look for gar pictures soon! :D


Aaron....be careful when opening the envelope....I just slid them in there....so don't be cuttin on it with scissors! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: More big nasty gnarly gar flies
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:24 pm 
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Those look great! Looking forward to trying them. I know the spot if you can get up here.


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 Post subject: Re: More big nasty gnarly gar flies
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:27 am 
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Sharp as usual Tom, and good luck Aaron on fishing them. I'm guessing the ones at top right would be best as far as the 'mangle' factor goes??


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 Post subject: Re: More big nasty gnarly gar flies
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:17 am 
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jkilday4 wrote:
Sharp as usual Tom, and good luck Aaron on fishing them. I'm guessing the ones at top right would be best as far as the 'mangle' factor goes??


John...I know those will work.....and I'm thinking the others will too...its a pretty loose weave, and with the streamer hair over it...it seems to tangle pretty easy.

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 Post subject: Re: More big nasty gnarly gar flies
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:10 pm 
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Got the flies today. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: More big nasty gnarly gar flies
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Christensen wrote:
Got the flies today. Thanks!


Wow! that was quick...I put em' in the box in Laredo on tues. morning! Just let me know how they work out if ya get out any time soon....otherwise we might have to plan a day trip! :D

I'm especially interested in knowing how those foam baitfish heads do...wether they "swim" or wether they lay on thier side or what?? I've got it in mind to tie up some big golden shiner bass flies similar to these...but without braiding the body....I just hate to do too much until I know how those heads are gonna work.

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 Post subject: Re: More big nasty gnarly gar flies
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:01 pm 
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Tom,

They look good. It's tough to tell but it almost looks like you need some hooks with a wider gap. I understand most of the gar are gonna get tangled in the braid; but you'd be pretty pissed when that 6lb bass swallows it up and doesn't find any steel.

I'd be proud to wear a few of those in my ear!


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 Post subject: Re: More big nasty gnarly gar flies
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Josh...I think the size of the flies may be decieving in the picture....I measured the gap between the bodies and the hook point....just slightly less than a 1/2" you can get your index finger in ther which should be enough of a gap....

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thought you might like a better look at the mouth of that popper too...

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not sure if you can see it in the picture....but it has a trailer hook about 2" behind the popper head.

Also...I found some huge hooks that would be good for muskie at BPS ..... Gamakatsu 13016 O'shaunsey hooks....they make em' up to 10/0 at least....pretty impressive hook....and roughly a buck a piece for the 7/0 that I bought. I get done with Dr. Mikes flies I'm gonna start working on some more big stuff ...these 20's are killing my eyes :twisted:


Edit... I just went back and looked...you can't see it but there is a 3/0 trailer hook hiding right here...

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