Rick, I think you will like your new rod light weight and give you Beautiful Vibrations when the Bluegill is on the end of your rod. I have the 4 wt. rod you speak of but used it only once this last year. Only my 2 and 3 wts. I have 2 of each.
It is hard to believe your beginner kit did have the items you mentioned. Bass Pro shop usually has a good selection of tying tool!!!!!! But so does cabelas in Kansas City.