This past sunday I hooked into a carp of a lifetime. I was fishing the local pond with Corn Tortillas as usual. I was chewing the fat with a few locals, Mostly retired folk which we gather and drink coffee and talk about things which our women would shake there heads at. Anyways my rod takes off and I know its a biggun. I'm using a Diawa BeefRod, might as well call it a broomstick. I have 30# braided line with a 30# mono leader. I fight this thing for about 10 minutes before the hook pulls. :crazy: Never saw color but I know this baby was at least 35-40 pounds.