I'd guess in PA, he's looking for small streams.
I'm in the process of getting my feet under me as a fisherman. I have been through allot of health issues in the past year and one year ago I put down the spinning reel and with My right hand in a cast learned to fly fish using the left hand. and I retrieve with the left as well but strip with the right hand.
More and more I am warm water fishing in shallow lakes. But there are allot of freestone creek around teaming with fiesty panfish of every stripe.
I had some bad experiences with medium fast graphite rods and have settled on old style fiberglass. I don't really know all the descriptive terms and so I'm just bumbling through here. I like a rod that bends freely. I don't mind if the tip is a little faster but even that isn't too important.
I feel like I need two primary rigs:
-One would be for crashing and smashing bigger bugs and streamers through pads and weedbeds. I have that now. 7/8 glass
-The second would be for cleaner water such as colder lakes and open small to medium freestone streams. This should be a little lighter, maybe 5-6. I want it to feature a Battenkill III or so. This will be the next rod purchase I make.
-Lastly a small finesse rod for wet and dry flies in tiny trout streams and clear winter ponds would be nice. maybe 4-5wt. On this I will use an old Wye reel that I have.