def your neck of the woods....the lehigh at the tannery bridge is my ole stomping ground ( i lived in rockport). the Del and the lehigh are the biggest local waters i fish near home, plus i live on the fishing creek right at the dam. i usually just walk down the driveway with my 7'11" 4 wt. i want the 6wt for the simple reason thats it isnt that big of a butt section. i have seen many 5wt's with a thicker butt than the 6 wt launch. so as i stated above i may take this along to Oack Orchard NY in the fall. thanks for the reply and good fishing to you. i also hit the Moose lodge alot back in the day....