The Hardy Shadow was one of the standout rods in our 2019 4wt Shootout. It’s an incredibly responsive and accurate 4wt. The Hardy Shadow features an easy loading yet the sharp recovering blank design that gives easy access to user-friendly high performance at an affordable price.
We’ve paired the Shadow with one of our favorite reels, the Galvan Rush Light 4. It’s a great choice for Mid Priced Outfit, giving the angler a durable, great looking reel that has a huge range of drag adjustments and quality materials at an affordable price.
We found that using the Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Trout was the perfect line to match up with the Hardy Shadow. The Amplitude Smooth series of lines are, simply put, the highest-performance smooth fly lines in the world. With up to five times less drag and eight times the durability of traditional lines, this will change the way you look at fly line performance. The Trout series is the best smooth, true-to-grain-weight line for casting smaller dry flies.