The Hardy Shadow has impressed us with its sweet action and performance for its price. That’s why we’ve made it our rod for the Mid Priced “Presentation” 5 weight outfit. If you are looking for a rod that performs nearly as well as the top Presentation Rods at half their price, this is your rod. Matched up with the Galvan Rush you’ve really got a competent package that can really do it all. From small dries to double nymphs and even small streamer fishing is possible. The Galvan Rush will help protect light tippet but still give you plenty of stopping power with its smooth and highly adjustable drag system. Paired with the Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Trout WF5F fly line to give you the delicate presentations necessary to land even the sneakiest of trout. The Amplitude series features the revolutionary AST PLUS slickness additive. These lines will shoot farther and last longer than any other line on the market. It’s slickness down to a science.