Hey; I've just signed up. I live in Birmingham, and my fly fishing experience has been all warm water--bass, bream, etc. I'm just starting in the Smokies (Abrams last weekend), and will be backpacking in to some smaller water. I've been using a 4-piece 8.5 ft. 5 weight for several years, but wonder if I need something smaller. I know fishermen don't usually have opinions, but I'm interested in thoughts.