The Hardy Shadow Fly Rod - A new level of technology and value
The Hardy Shadow Fly Rod bringas a new level of technology and value into the Hardy brand. SINTRIX 220 is the stepping stone into the industry leading SINTRIX technology platform. The Hardy Shadow Fly Rod features an easy loading yet sharp recovery blank design that gives easy access to user-friendly high performance. All Hardy Shadow Fly Rods feature high quality hardware and modern cosmetic design that reflects the finest Hardy built quality.
- SINTRIX 220 blank construction
- High quality hardware
- Easy loading sharp recovery blank design
- Bar stock 6061 aluminium reel seat
- Supplied in a custom hard tube
SINTRIX TECHNOLOGY: IT’S THE SMALL THINGS THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.
Never has that statement held more truth than with the development of SINTRIX technology.
All carbon rods utilise carbon fibres that are bonded together by an adhesive resin. The resin material used in SINTRIX is produced by 3M, it is a unique and patented material incorporating silica nano spheres which provides two distinct benefits.
Firstly the microscopic silica spheres are able to evenly surround every individual carbon fibre filament providing a matrix of strength throughout the rod. Secondly, being spherical, the silica particles are able to resist pressure and compression from any angle. This is particularly important because it is under compression forces, on the underside of a bent rod, rather than tension forces, on the outside of the curve, that carbon fibre is most likely to weaken and potentially break. So by resisting compression better, SINTRIX rods are stronger.
In developing SINTRIX Hardy's specialist composite engineers and rod designers spent over two years experimenting with different types, and mixes, of carbon fibres combined with varying levels of 3M nano silica resin. They also discovered that the normal manufacturing processes associated with carbon fibre rods had to be significantly changed in order to get the best from the new 3M resin material. The final results were astonishing with up to 60% increases in strength and up to 30% savings in weight.
Driven by a passion and determination to always push the boundaries - part of Hardy’s DNA since 1872 - Hardy offer varying levels of SINTRIX technology across their rod range, each level brings significant and tangible benefits over traditional carbon fibre construction.