I agree with above on the 5wt 8.5 ft - 9.5ft is better for ponds in float tubes, 7.5 ft is better for tiny streams etc - but the 8.5 is great all-around.
Floating line does most of the work, sinking next for streamers and nymphs. Intermediate rarely used but it probably has a place.
You have a lot of great trout fishing in your area too! You might even hook a big brood salmon in Long pd.