Most of my water in PA is pretty small too. I have the hydrogen 3113, and am glad I chose it over the 2. I fish soft hackles down to #16, streamers up to #4, and occaisionally will toss dries (upstream or downstream). What the rod will do depends more on the line used than the rod itself. For soft hackles, downstream dries, or occaisional upstream dries at close range, a DT5F does fine. For more distance or bigger flies, I go to scandi/skandit lines. Most importantly, no matter what line used, the 3wt matches 99.9% of my local trouts' size... the fish can show some fight, but I'm still able to release them quickly and alive, whether the water is high and heavy or low and slow. This has become my primary trout rod. I rarely use a SHer anymore unless the creek and fish are really really small.