Just getting started...

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.
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?

Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
I switch between three or four "producers." That being said, I usually start with a new pattern just to add to my "producer" box.


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