Personally I fish my 9' 4wt T&T all year till the snow flies, Then I switch to the trusty St. Croix Imperial 5wt. for the heavier junk. Sometimes I wish I had a 7wt. but have not really "needed" anything lighter. "Wanted" is another story. My father has the 7'6" 4wt T&T Lps that I plan on adopting (or kidnapping
) This is possibly the coolest small stream rod i have fished. Being a fast action guy, it just took a little practice to get used to the more moderate feel.