Three weight fly masters! I've been searching for 3 wt rods. I want to get a bonfide 3 wt (as opposed to the 3/4), so looking to get the lightest medium to fast action rod possible. The intended use is small fresh water creeks, like the raging river, upper snoqualmie, denny creek, etc. Ideally I'm targeting an 8 foot rod, thinking the shorter weight would be a big benefit to the smaller areas. But I see many/most of the rods are still 9' or 8'6". I'm wondering whether the guys that have 3wt 8' rods wish you had another foot. Or if those that have 9' 3wt rods wish they were shorter. BTW, models that seem to be in the right price/value seem to be Redington CPX and Sage Flight. If you have any model recommendations (e.g. St. Croix?) that I could find on discount sites for $150-$200 let me know.