The Hardy Shadow is a well-rounded series of rods that caters to all angler abilities and a multitude of angling scenarios. Hardy made the Shadow series to redefine all-around performance and Sintrix Technology means that the Shadow is lighter and stronger than ever before. With a wide array of rod models, anglers can choose the Shadow to target Bonefish on the flats or Trout in skinny water. Shadow rods are defined by high performance at a moderate price-point, something all anglers can get behind.
SINTRIX 220 Technology - The blank of the Shadow sports the earliest iteration of Hardy’s Sintrix Technology. Sintrix improves rod strength and decreases rod weight for a more durable, high-performing fly rod. Sintrix provides the Shadow with easy loading capabilities and sharp recovery speeds for unparalleled performance.
SiC Stripping Guides - The stripping guides on the Shadow provide saltwater protection and low friction performance. SiC stripping guides are practical and efficient for easy stripping and casting capabilities.
Hard Chrome Single-Foot Guides - Hard chrome single-foot guides decrease the overall rod weight of the Shadow and are also highly functional. These guides are industry-accepted and time-proven.
Silver Anodized Aluminum w/Uplocking Component - Bar stock 6061 aluminum with an aluminum spacer on larger models and a burl wood spacer on smaller models make the reel seat of the Shadow aesthetically appealing. The reel seat of the Shadow also holds up well over time. A double uplocking component holds reels solidly in place during days on the water.
Hard Fabric-Covered Rod Tube - The Shadow comes in a flashy fabric-covered red Hardy rod tube. These tubes are ultra-durable and super stylish for functionality and purpose.
Hardy Worldwide Extended Warranty - Hardy’s warranty covers repair or replacement of damaged, broken, or defective sections of the fly rod for the lifetime of the product. As of 4/17/2019, rods manufactured after 2002 require a $75 fee for repairs, handling, administration, and return postage.
Rod Action: Medium - Fast
Best for: All Water
Grip (4wt-6wt): Reversed Half-Wells
Grip (6wt-9wt): Full Wells w/Fighting Butt
Ability Level: Beginner - Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a saltwater specific line for the larger rod models. Our favorite for tropical applications is:
|Hardy Shadow 4wt 8'6" 4pc Fly Rod||Reversed Half-Wells||8ft 6in||4||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||2.5 oz.||$349.95|
|Hardy Shadow 4wt 9' 4pc Fly Rod||Reversed Half-Wells||9ft||4||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||2.8 oz.||$349.95|
|Hardy Shadow 5wt 9' 4pc Fly Rod||Reversed Half-Wells||9ft||5||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||2.9 oz.||$359.95|
|Hardy Shadow 6wt 9' 4pc Fly Rod||Reversed Half-Wells||9ft||6||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||2.6 oz.||$369.95|
|Hardy Shadow 6/7wt 11' 4pc Fly Rod||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||11ft||6/7||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||4.6 oz.||$449.95|
|Hardy Shadow 7wt 9' 4pc Fly Rod||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||7||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||3.8 oz.||$379.95|
|Hardy Shadow 7wt 9'6" 4pc Fly Rod||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft 6in||7||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||4.1 oz.||$399.95|
|Hardy Shadow 7wt 10' 4pc Fly Rod||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||10ft||7||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||4.2 oz.||$429.95|
|Hardy Shadow 8wt 9' 4pc Fly Rod||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||8||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||4.0 oz.||$389.95|
|Hardy Shadow 9wt 9' 4pc Fly Rod||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||9||Burgundy||Medium-Fast||4.8 oz.||$389.95|