Hardy Shadow Fly Rod

Nine models are available from the 8-foot, 4-weight for delicate presentations to the windcheating 10-foot, 8-weight workhorse.

The key to the Shadow’s high-quality feel and performance is the advanced mandrel design of the high modulus M40 carbon blank construction. Perfectly fit in four sections with sleeve ferrules, the middle-to-tip action is ultra smooth with high recovery in calm and windy conditions or long and short casts.

Shadow rods are lightweight for all day action. The 8-foot, 4-weight weighs a mere 2.89 ounces, while the 10-foot, 8-weight weighs just 4.05 ounces. Other features on the Shadow include high-quality hardware throughout and 4A grade cork on the handles. Depending on the model, the rods are finished with reverse half-wells handles with a burl wood spacer or full-wells handles incorporating an aluminium spacer and an extended fighting butt to manage bigger fish more comfortably.

The translucent olive green rod is protected with a matching rod bag and hard, fabric-covered rod tube. RRP for the Shadow fly rods starts at $399 with availability in September 2014.

For more details about Hardy rods and reels visit http://fly.hardyfishing.com