A 7 is a good weight for the kind of fishing you mentioned. It will allow you to throw heavier and/or wind resistant bass flies without excessive exertion.
I suspect the Eastern Shore ponds will be lighting up with surface activity very soon. They're shallower and warm up faster than lakes and reservoirs. You might want to give them a try if you can make the trip. I hope to visit at least one this week myself.
Good luck with your new rod.
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