These are quite old blanks produced by Hardy's. They are a quite soft, through action. I have the 11ft 6in model of the same line size and it must be nearly 20 years old. I think it would break with even the lightest windcutter available. If you want to spey cast with this rod try a double taper #6, a TT5 or an Airflo delta 5/6 (Not the spey model). The rod was designed as a Loch style model i.e. for fishing in Lochs/Lakes from a drifting boat for trout, sea trout or salmon.
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