RTF, from reading you're recent posts it seems like you're new to the sport- hope you're enjoying yourself so far.
I do use a 5wt, but I felt undergunned the other day with a nice fish on, so I've been considering moving up to my 8 wt. If you only have the 5, then I'm sure you'll do fine, but you may want to move to a heavier tippet at first, and then lighten up if it seems like they're leader shy.
Carp fishing can really be a blast. One of my favorite things about carp is that it's all sight fishing, so even when you're not catching it's still a blast.
It's great fun overall, as long as you don't go into it expecting to catch much.
Last edited by Mattb; 08-23-2002 at 07:08 AM.