For some details - You may notice that the carp initially starts to swim towards something that is NOT my fly (a Sculpin Helmet McLuvin). I actually believe that the fish had detected the disturbance my fly was making during the drag part of the drag and drop and was moving towards that disturbance to investigate. That is an aggressive carp!!!! Way more aggro than I am used to around here.
At the time of course, all I knew is that it was not moving towards my fly, so I popped my fly a little off the bottom and then let it drop still. The carp noticed my fly at that point and turned slightly to the left and accelerated to attack. Sight fishing? In clear water? From a SUP? To an 18lb carp? That attacks your fly like a bass? And then smokes your drag? Life doesn't get much cooler than that.