I will admit I OWN one. Do I fish one? No, haven't fished it in eons. Was a pack rod of my Grandfathers. When I got it he had NEVER used it. Family always used Fenwicks. Now, do I admit I use Fenwick Glass flyrods? Hell yes!
I've never owned one. One off my favorite pack rods that is similarly inexpensive, but fits my casting style much better, is the 5pc berkley buccaneer. Has spigot ferrules and is truly a sweeet little rod.
I own several. I've an unfished bamboo Granger that was given to me, an old glass 9-footer that I used as a bass/salmon rod a long time ago and two of the new Featherlights. I've not fished the FLs yet, but they cast extremely well and will see service on lakes this spring. You couldn't buy the cork for a new rod for what these cost, and the fit and finish looks to be good.
Bro are you thinking of the Phlueger Supreme? or the Ambassador 5000 (green) Anyways, never had an Eagle Claw, but had many fiberglass, Cortland Crown, Leon Chandler, fenwick, Hardy (still have) and others. I just made a 12' 5/6 switch and building a 9'8" 5/6 wt IM6 bright ass yellow blank I purchased recently, so it may not be an E/C, but I still want one.
My first fly rod was an Eagle Claw 8 1/2' 7 wt in the orangish-brown color. Originally purchased with a cheap Pflueger fly reel from the old guy at the Mom & Pop store/gas station down the road. He recommended it for trout fishing at the local lakes: load reel with 6# mono, add sliding egg sinker, then a swivel, then an egg hook on 3 or 4# test leader for fishing single salmon eggs. After I learned to fly cast, I put a fly line on that reel and used the combo to fish for and catch a lot of trout and steelhead. I thought I was in Nirvana. The reel, however, didn't last as long as the rod and was replaced with a Hardy Princess, which went well with the EC fly rod.