I'm looking to improve my fly gear and want to buy a new setup. I'm looking for something to handle bass, trout, and panfish. I'm thinking of a 4 weight attached to either a 7' or 7'6" rod. I hit farm ponds with poppers and such targetting panfish mostly but also occasionally throw a little larger poppers and other flies for bass. I have the perfect smallmouth creek in my backyard and tied up an incredible crawfish pattern I'm thinking will be perfect for this creek. It has rejuvenated my interest once again in fly fishing but I could really use a better setup before I think about it again. I have an old wlamart starter setep that is a 6 weight on an 8' rod and it is just not in good shape any longer. Bought it over 10 years ago and havent even touched it in two years for sure. The drag is gone, spool pops out, line gets pinched between the spool and frame, the line is trashed, and it just flat out sucks. Its been thrown in the rocks, kicked around, and flat out used and abused. I also would like to hit the Mad River here sometime in the very near future and target some trout. I have always wanted to do this and have never had the chance before but I know a guy who lives in a good area and is willing to take me to a few holes. I could use some help on what types of patterns and sizes are good for this time of the year as well as advice on a new rod and reel setup. I looked at a couple setups online at BPS. Both White River namebrands(BPS), Dogwood Canyon, and both Hobbs Creek outfits. I'm leaning towards the Hobbs Creek Outfit for 112.99 and second the Dogwood Canyonfor 84.99. Anybody have any suggestions or use either one of these? Also wondering if there is any advantage/disadvantage throwing a 7' rod compared to a 7'6". I do fish some tight areas where roll casting is the only option but I'd imagine longer rods for longer cast and of course smaller rods for more control. Also could use some advice on fly patterns and sizes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm working very close to BPS in Cincy and I'll be heading down there next week to stock up for spring, new neoprene waders, and improving my fly fishing gear and tackle.