I have an old Eagle Claw 70's vintage 8' 7wt glass rod. It is smooth casting but I wouldn't call it my favorite rod. One thing I don't like about it is the "wiggle" after the stop on my front cast. It is a great rod for bass and for tossing the big poppers.
With that said, am getting a Redington RS3 9' 7wt for Christmas that I plan to use on the lakes for bass and carp.