Shimano V-Series rods (starting at $159.99) are available in a welcome assortment of lengths and actions. Say you want a 61/2-foot spinning rod: There are six of them in various line/ lure weights, ranging from very light to heavy action tapers. The family of graphite rods includes 19 casting and 23 spinning models for fresh water, and 6 casting and 8 spinning models for inshore saltwater work.