Salt dog, I used to have a big aquarium with some 5 to6" goldfish when I was a kid, just about anything tied on a #20 will work fine. Caught those suckers (pun intended) over and over again. No chumming required. Carp, aint much else like em. No other fish around here to stalk, sight fish in shallow water. Few other fish that are gonna run you into your backing consistantly. Some of you are associating carp with tepid, muddy, slimmy weedy sloughs, and they are there, but they are also in clear, cool, firm bottomed, beautiful water. One of my favorite things to do.