Landed this football of a carp today using a pheasant tail clawed crawdad I tie. Talk about a carp with shoulders! This was the thickest carp I've landed to date and he was travelling with five more carpes' that were equal size.
The battle was a lot of fun and had to avoid a lot of obstacles like a downed cedar tree. He tried several time for the cedar tree but fortunately the tippet and my tie held up.