I would suggest using 11 guides on this and the 12ft 2/3 rod versus the normal 10 guides due to the taper, it will reduce your line slap. But that is my take. I also tend to use more guides than most people.
I would also suggest light wire guides, except for the #5.
I just received the 2015 catalog from the Hook & Hackle Company. On Page 4 is their guide spacing chart, showing spacing for 11' 6", 12' 6", 13' and 14' rods (ten guides each).
With the rods I've built, I use existing charts as a starting point. As long as you use a reasonable number of guides (when in doubt, add one or two), increasing the spacing as you go from tip to butt, and adjusting to work around the joints, they all work properly and look normal. Don't sweat a quarter-inch.
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