That sounds like a great rod, I use an older 8', 4wt, 4pc G for most of my smokies fishing, the G2 is an improvement if anything. I would put an SA trout line on it.
Tents; mine are old, dont even remember the models now. One is a Eureka Alpine? Aluminum poles and self supporting, right at 5 lb with full fly. My three man is a Trek about 6 lb with full fly. I would say make sure you get the full fly as most years it rains frequently and hopefully the trend will return!