I pulled my 5wt out today while I had my kayak at a different lake. It's a faster graphite rod,probably more of a 6wt or 7wt. I have it overlined with a WF6F Bass taper. It works good on calmer days, but here in the wind-driven blast-furnace that is Oklahoma in the Summer, my 8wt handles the wind a little better.
I just had a friend contact me on another board. He used to fish that lake a lot, 15 years ago. He told me there's a lot of big Carp in there. I'm thinking I need to try and start stalking them from my kayak.