I love my rainshadow 6'-6" 2wt I fish a lot of small streams in Pa and it does a great job. Nice mid flex that will let you do a nice roll cast but still have enough to throw a 40' line as well(althoughht that almost never happens). The only thing I can say about lenth is if I'm fishing small brushy streams I will always go for the 6' before the 8' I seem spend alot more time with my fly on the water instead of my tip in the brush that way. But thats just my two cents. Good luck it's alot of fun and there are some real bruiser's in some of those little fished streams.