I kayak flyfish lakes
I have a 8' 6wt. & 9' 5wt. I like the 6 a little better.
I got cast a 6' or 6.5' flyrod in Tyler, Tx. at a meeting - FUN! It was built on a spinning rod blank.
Try this like to see if you would like a short rod try a 6', 6.5' or 7' spinning rod. It will cast better than you think in the back yard.