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".
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?
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.