Re: Orvis Hydros vs. Orvis Superfine rods
I have both a Hydros (4 Weight) and Superfine (2 Weight) and love them both. The Superfine is going to be lighter than the Hydros. The Superfine is the UltraLight line and is more full flex, where the Hydros is going to cast similar to the TLS you tried (mid to tip flex).
Depending on the foliage on the streams, stick with something in the 6'0'' to 7'6" length and depending on the size of the trout/fish you catch, go with the Superfine. I have landed 10" Brookies on my 2 weight and they feel like a 22" on a 5 weight.
Hope that helps.