Posted By Kentucky Jim on 25 Jul 2011 10:04 PM
Saw a kid catch one about 5 pounds on a yellow Mister Twister while fishin for Crappies last spring. A couple ol timers told me you can catch em on a piece of braided cotton rope that has been frayed on the end. You tie it to your line and toss it out, they grab it and the rope gets tangled in their teeth. They said it works best when you see them and you cast it in front of them.
It's nylon rope not cotton. I posted previously about how to make this lure. It is AWESOME on a fly rod. Just use the same tackle you'd use for bass. You'll find my topic about making the rope gar lure under the "longnose gar" thread.