No real problems with 5pc other than you might have to adjust a guide or two because of falling on ferules. What I usually do is if it falls right below a ferule I'll normally move it an inch up onto the ferule for strength reasons. Other than that you shouldn't have any issues.
Hi John good to see ya around. Not sure what fishbums issue is with the mods here but that's a problem on his end not ours, everyone these days takes issue with someone for whatever reason so no biggie there far as we are concerned. Far as the site activity. It has nothing to do with the registration being closed or the mods here or anything at all such as that. Anyone that uses forums at all will notice that all forums across the internet are down in participation, even Tom's forum is no where near as active as it use to be and thats been the main rod forum of many years. That is because of Facebook. People have a short attention span these days and they don't want to jump from forum to forum to visit so they simply go to FB and use that since they can get all their interest/forums in one place. There have been tons of rod building groups that have popped up on Fb over the past year and that is where most people post these days. Lots of forums have totally disappeared over the past year. We keep this site here just because it is "in addition" to our main site the flytying forum.