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How to Make GAR Fish Lures out of Nylon

By Richard Hoyt

The gar has a long, bony beak studded with needle-sharp teeth. The gar will strike most lures intended for bass, but it is difficult to set the hook. When the gar feels pressure on the bait, it lets go. The answer is to make your own lure with frayed nylon that gets tangled in the gar's teeth.

How to make a gar nylon rope lure

Cut a piece of 3/4-inch nylon rope12 to 24 inches long. Use shorter lengths for smaller lures

If your rope is braided, undo the braids. Use a wire brush to comb out the rope. It should resemble Santa Claus' beard.

Run the frayed rope through a barrel swivel and tie it with an overhand knot. You'll have 6 to 12 inches of frayed rope on either side of the knot. Put super glue on the knot to keep it from coming undone.

Some fishermen add scent to the frayed nylon. Put a slip sinker above the lure to fish below the surface. You also can put colorful beads or an inline spinner above the lure.

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