The beulah blank I'm looking at is 10 1/2' so that should work well... How long of a grip do you put on your front grip, and your back? just curious...
Reel wise, I have an affinity for Ross, and a BG-7 on my spey rod, and am looking at the BG-6 for this one. That would give me 300 yds of 30 lb easy.
Looks like lines are a combo of intermediates and floaters depending upon presentation. should be easy to handle...
Tie One On, and Tie Into One!!!