Re: Small flies on an 8wt
I think your going to be fine with just an 8 wt. Take it from a guy who fishes in Wisconsin over 100 days a year.
If I had to use only rod it'd be a 8 wt. Especially for the stuff a guy fishes or has the opportunity to fish in Wisconsin. Muskie, Pike, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, Lake run Browns, Coho's. All 8wt stuff, maybe a bit light for muskies, not because of the fight but for size of the flies.
Where are you located when your at home?