This year, Eagle Claw announces a new series of economical E-Glass rods called ‘Flex-Eagle,’ for those who still like a rugged, durable fiberglass construction or an action somewhat softer than modern graphite. Though we didn’t test these rods, E-glass has been the recent standard in fiberglass designs. Three casting models in medium-heavy to medium action and four spinning models in ultralight, light and medium action are available. Both styles come in one- or two-piece configuration, depending on the model. The rods have aluminum-oxide guides, cork-and-EVA foam grips and exposed blank seats. Contact: Eagle Claw (303-321-1481).