I am considering a 7'9" TFO finesse 3 wt for the spring. I have a 8'9" finesse 5 wt and really like it but I fish Wills creek in North East Alabama most of the time ,its narrow and lots of trees that i seem to find on a regular basis. I though a shorter rod might help( i also fish the smokies pretty often). Is the action on a shorter rod a lot differnt? I have never used ashort rod at all. I thought i might go by LRO and cast some and see. I also have a TFO Professional 4wt 8ft that i like ok and am cosidering going up a line size to see if I like that better. I would appreciate any advice. When I buy I'll buy from LRO.