I fly-fished a lake near downtown Des Moines, Iowa, last night. Rumor had it that there's some gar in there. The rumors were correct.
The gar that I saw were pretty small....12"-20" range. It was late evening, mostly after sunset, when I fished, and the light on the water made it impossible to spot the fish until they broke the surface. So, I couldn't strategically place flies in front of their path. In short, I didn't catch any.
The other thing is...I didn't have any flies tied up for them. There's supposed to be some kind of rope (?) that you can fray out, and it entangles their teeth, so you can reel them in.

Anybody familiar with this material, or have experience catching gar on fly gear? I sure could use any tips you might have!