The Shakespeare Intrepid Titanium IM7 casting rods are superb values, and our test model gave an outstanding performance. The series consists of 14 spinning, 1 downrigger and 10 casting models; you’ll find an action to meet your needs. Extremely comfortable exposed blank reel seats are on the casting models. While many makers use titanium guide frames, Shakespeare has elected to try them as actual inserts. In field tests thus far they’ve held up with nary a blemish during a full year of hard fishing.