@evanngreen I use barrel crimps beaten flat with a hammet to connect the hook and swivel to the leader, do not us plyers to crimp the barrels...slips out everytime. ...more Hope this helps and good luck.
Hey man what kind of rig do you use for them? I have never caught a large gar before but I live 10 minutes away from the trinity river. I have got a large rod and ...more reel spooled with 100 pound braid.