Well guys; I like to use a 2 weight tip action Orvis Trident with a Hardy ultralite disc drag reel... it may seem I'm a bit under gunned for long casts but I can break a lot of "the rules" with this set-up.... like fishing to rising fish dead up stream.... the line falls so softly.

Only downside is the wind; then still usually go light or switch to a 5 or 6

Good topic