Gear Giveaway Contest

Win a Hardy Shadow rod, in your choice of size — valued up to $429.


The new Shadow Series of 4-piece rods is Hardy’s least expensive fly rod series, but even at down to earth price points they pack superior performance. We’ve been playing with a 9-foot 5-weight for the last couple of months and are absolutely in love with this rod. Weighing a mere 2.7 oz., it has pleasant, moderately fast action (tending toward fast) that is both easy to cast and extraordinarily accurate, with plenty of power and line speed to throw an entire 90-foot line.

The Shadow Series consists of nine 4-piece models, from an 8-foot 4-weight to a 10-foot 8-weight, priced from $359 to $429. Common features include translucent olive green painted blanks, tip-over-butt ferrules with alignment dots, one or two strippers (depending on the rod length), and hard-chrome plated single-foot guides and tip-top. The 8-foot 4-weight through the 9-foot 6-weight are fitted with uplocking aluminum reel seats with beautiful burlwood spacers, dual locking rings and premium cork half-Wells grips. The 9.5-foot 6-weight through the 10-foot 8-weight get uplocking aluminum reel seats with dual locking rings and premium cork full-Wells grips with cork/Eva foam fighting butts. They all come with a cloth rod sock, Cordura covered rod tube and Hardy’s Lifetime Worldwide Extended Warranty. The winner of this Gear Giveaway Contest can take his or her pick of any Shadow model. See the full lineup of Shadow rods at your local fly shop, or for more information contact Hardy Fishing, Dept. FFA; Tel.: (888) 516-1247; Web:

Contest Entry Form

Use the form below to enter yourself in this month's Fly Fish America Gear Giveaway Contest!

Contest Rules:
No purchase necessary. Contest void where prohibited by law. One entry per person. To enter this issue's contest fill out the online entry form before midnight on the date listed above. Chances of winning determined by the number of entrants. Mail-in entries will not be accepted. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. To be eligible to win, entrants must be U. S. citizens, residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, and be at least 18 years of age. The prize, as described above, will be awarded to a single winner as the only prize in this contest. The winner will be selected in a random drawing held on or after the deadline listed above. The winner will be notified by telephone, mail or e-mail within 30 days of the drawing.