Fast and light.
The Hardy Shadow Fly Rod is made with a lightweight, fast-action M40 carbon blank that caters well to a fast casting tempo. Available in rod lengths ranging from eight to nine and a half feet, the Shadow is sized to handle everything from East Coast creeks to large, iconic Western rivers. Each option comes with a cork handle available in either a half- or full-wells shape, depending on the weight of the rod, as well as either an aluminum or classic looking burl wood spacer. The Shadow comes with a fabric covered rod tube to keep your rod intact when traveling to and from the river.
- M40 carbon blank
- Reverse half-wells cork handle (burl wood spacer)
- Full-wells cork handle (aluminum spacer)
- Up-locking reel seat
- Rod tube included
- Q & A
My husband has definitely been bogarting this rod. But, I have had a chance to use it, a little. It's great for these fast moving rivers, that give you just a short time, in between casts. It also makes me a better fisherwoman, for sure. I find it's responsiveness helps my less than perfected cast.
My hubby is really hard on gear. He thinks every problem in life can be solved with muscle and force. He broke my last Redington rod, the day I got it. He's definitely put this rod through some break tests, already. So far, it hasn't broken. I'll have to update this review if it ever does, but it's definitely been holding strong.
This photos is of the Snake River in Idaho. The 4 weight, is strong enough for the trout we pull out of there.
Where is this rod made?