I happen to know quite a bit about crappy fly rods as I've owned more than my fair share.
I could name 10 easily but I'll keep it short.
The first fly rod that I owned was a 9' Japanese cane rod that cost $3. It was way too heavy for a little kid and I couldn't cast it for $#!+.
When that rod broke in 1968, I started using my father's old blue Conolon. That one was only a slight step up, but I still have it and am able to compare it's qualities so I know that it's not the very worst in my collection.
Another "what the f*** were they thinking" rod is a 25** series Garcia 6'6", 6wt. I've had this rod forever and still can't figure it out. I've thought about trying a 7wt line on it but a 6'6" 7wt ???? why bother ?
But the winner is easily a 8'6" Berkly Performa IM-6, 5-6wt. that I bought on a trip after busting the 6wt that I brought.
There really has to be something wrong with this rod.
I've fished it a lot trying to figure that out and finally just took the tip-top off so that I wouldn't use it anymore.
It looks like a decent rod and it's not the cheapest I've ever bought, but it's so bad that I won't even give it away for fear that the recipient would think that fly casting is so difficult that they should give it up.
DB.... I have two 8wts and one 9wt glass that I like very much. The 9' Orvis Golden Eagle is way too heavy for all day use, but casts beautifully. With the other 2, rod weight is not an issue and they both can really throw a line.