Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish for Longnose Gar

Written by: Drew Price

Drew Price with his personal-best longnose gar, which measured 48 inches long.
Photo courtesy Drew Price

The first time I ever saw a longnose gar, I was a child visiting a public aquarium, and I was mesmerized by the fish’s unusual shape and elongated mouth. Lake Champlain has a . . .

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Video: “Buffalo Brothers” in the Ozarks

About 90 percent of the media you see about fly fishing in Arkansas involves a huge dam and giant tailwater trout. Here’s a great, 11½-minute video that focuses on the “authentic Ozark . . .

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Bonus Video: Garpocalypse!

I totally forgot to include this great video from Joe Tomelleri, featuring that slimiest of fishes, the gar. Despite being the world’s preeminent illustrator of trout and salmon (as well as other freshwater species), Joe is enamored of fly fishing for the carp and other rough fish that inhabit the waters around his Kansas home. Make sure you. . .

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