Glad to join the message board. I have known Paula and Byron for years and they are an East TN asset. Most of my fishing has been on tail waters but I am excited about focusing on the Smoky streams. I use a Orvis 8.5 foot and have considered a 7 foot three weight for Smoky fishing. Do many people use 7's or is presentation easier with the 8.5. Sometimes the 8.5 feels a little clumsy (or the user does) on smaller streams.