I think the owner did some rebuilding by moving up the reel seat on the blank and adding a grip below it to make a switch rod or Spey style rod. But it's only 9 foot. That is an unusual length for a switch or a Spey.
I am excited to try this rod out with some rough fish, or during the salmon run. Maybe I can run across a cheap old 9 weight reel to pair it with. that would be perfect.