My 10ft Greys X-Flite 6# was okish with a 6# line, but its awesome with the cheap windcutter 7# and its made a smashing rod for fishing dries and wets.
I have 10ft GR50 in 8# for heavier flies and lures when the winds against me.
Good to know Bob, it doesn't change the fact that Yorkshire water has asked our Bailiffs to ask to see a rod licence before anyone can fish, members included. No rod licence no fishing and its Yorkshire waters ball.
You can't buy a day ticket on our water without producing a licence and providing contact details, didn't used to like this before corvid.
As for river fishing I've only ever seen one pair of EA chaps, however I've seen a lot of their vehicles knocking about.