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Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Kaiserman, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. Kaiserman content

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    Some carp were willing to play, but I "missed" my cue...er, hookset. Can't believe how fat these get before spawn!

    But I did learn something: I need to add an additional 100 ft to my backing. :eek:



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    My arm may have been a little tired after catching those. But I'll get over it.
  2. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Yessir. That's how the backing addiction starts. Carp will floor you. Nothing really comparable in fresh water. I landed one tonight around fifteen pounds, no give up in it! About a fifteen minute battle, and I was "putting the wood to it".
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  3. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    "Backing Addiction" is a great description. A big carp can also break a 6wt (or so I "heard") . . . nice day!
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  4. Kaiserman content

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    I've never had much luck, er any luck with them, while they were in the spawn. However, this time it was different. Maybe I caught them at the tail end or at the beginning...

    I've never had a scale in my life, but I think it might be fun to have one, to try beating my own "personal best". No idea how much that first one weighed.
  5. Kaiserman content

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    Oh by the way, does anyone here switch up bugs (kinda like when steelie fishing)?

    What I'm getting at is, if you're having success for a little bit - then the "bite" seems to go off, has anyone ever really noticed if switching bugs makes that much of a difference, or are they just not in "play mode" for a while? <- Did that make any sense?
  6. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I switch between three or four "producers." That being said, I usually start with a new pattern just to add to my "producer" box.
  7. cmann886 Active Member

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    I am still waiting for the replacement 5wt. switch rod broken on a carp...my error as I couldn't quiet reach it with my net...and it wasn't tired enough to get a hand on it. I am still trying to get consistent with them but it is fun to get a good pull when I do connect.