The Whisker is a very good rod, especially the older version with the purple whipping but that said the new version in a good rod too. I have both the 9ft and 10ft of the new version. I did have the 10ft older version but it was too heavy for my needs.
Have the gr70 10’ 15-35g, it’s a lovely little rod that makes me almost enjoy spinning.
Can’t remember the exact reasons why I was talked in to buying it over the others in the line up but as soon as I used it I could see the guy at fawcetts was spot on,was definitely the nicest spinning rod I’ve used and has it all in the right places for playing a fish.