Wanna have fun? Get a 4wt! I chase LM bass, bluegills, and crappies with a 4wt. I have the Hobbs Creek combo from Bass Pro Shops in 4wt. The rod is 7' 6", and is a 4pc. With practice, you can get 60 feet casts with it...I do! My combo ran $110, and I have fun everytime I cast it!
I can throw 2" bugs with my 4wts. A 4wt will throw bigger flies than you imagine!