I have a 12 foot daiwa european specialist 1.25 tc carp rod I think I will stick with that, thanks for the replies.Bear in mind that the worming Hardydemon 86 does might be a bit different to the worming you plan to do, horses for courses and all that. I'm not familiar with the daiwa osprey graphite coil 12 foot rod but the 12 foot daiwa whisker has a good reputation as a worming rod, depends on the size of the river though.
Slightly off in manufacture, but I have the Nicholson Shrimping and Worming Special.Its 11ft 6 ins and a peach of a rod, very very versatile, I do use it on the odd occasion I spin with cranking lures (Toby, Flying C etc) and the fixed poodle reel with 30lb Braid and it performs admirably well indeed.
In my eye's its the perfect Barbel rod, sensitive tip but plenty of power through the mid and lower sections! and as its name suggests you can guess Andy N.'s design brief for the rod!.If you've not seen his video on the Cumbrian Irt, suggest you do so before any purchase of rods.
Worth serious consideration at the least!