In the green tunnel on skittish trout or in crystal clear, open rivers on wary grayling. In roaring rivers on migrating salmonids or with large streamers on aggressive predators. The list of applications of the new Hardy Aydon single-handed rod is long and this is not least due to the broad line-up of the different models. This also applies to the travel version of this rod, which covers a wide range of applications in freshwater and light saltwater in the classes #4 to #8 available in different length versions. With the smaller pack size thanks to six-piece division, the travel rod fits in any suitcase, whether for a short weekend trip or for a big adventure on the plane.
This new rod series from the traditional English manufacturer follows in the footsteps of the popular Hardy Shadow, so the expectation of many Hardy fans was accordingly high. The good news: the wait is over and with the Aydon, Hardy presents a worthy successor to the successful rod with an impressive price-performance ratio. Because with the Aydon Hardy offers a real premium rod for an affordable price, which comes in an even wider range on the market. For example, the single handed rod range is extended by these great travel models with small pack size. And what we particularly appreciate: Each individual rod model is thereby perfectly matched to the respective area of application. This is largely due to Hardy's own blank technology and the special carbon matrix. Because also with the Aydon, Hardy relies on their long-proven Sintrix technology, which, in addition to a lot of power and energy, as well as a fast recovery, allows an incredible feedback through the blank and thus provides a high degree of sensitivity. But what it means at the end of the day for you on the water: the rod creates the perfect balancing act between performance in the cast and "fishability" in the water. Of course, this is also ensured by the wonderfully tuned medium-fast action with crisp recovery. Precision and feedback in the cast are maintained, while further presentations are also possible even with a little more wind.
The construction of the rod is, as you would expect from Hardy, flawless and uses the highest quality components despite the affordable price. The hard-chrome single foot guides and the high-quality titanium stripping guides with ceramic inlay are perfectly placed on the olive green blank. They reduce friction and increase the longevity of your lines. The lightweight reel seat with double lock nut holds your reels wobble-free and discreetly completes the overall look of the rod.
In short: many Hardy fans had very high expectations for the successor to the popular Shadow series. In our eyes, the Aydon follows in these footsteps as a venerable successor and even goes one step further. The high-quality construction of the rod, coupled with the user-friendly action of the rod will inspire many fly fishers. And especially these travel-friendly travel models will make the heart of adventurous anglers beat faster. Because 6-piece rods are quickly stowed in any luggage and transported to any water on this earth. The outstanding price-performance ratio of the new Aydon Travel is for us the "cherry on top", Hardy has really put a lot of bang into the buck.
- High quality travel rod with small pack size
- Sintrix Multi-Modulus Carbon Fiber Blank
- Tuned, user-friendly action
- Crisp recovery for plenty of precision
- Medium fast blank
- Blank in noble olive green
- High quality, ergonomically shaped cork handle
- Hard chrome single foot guides
- Robust titanium stripping guides with ceramic inlay
- High quality built
- Lightweight custom reel seat:
- RHW (Half-Wells) grip style: Cigar grip with wooden spacer
- Handle type FW+EH: Full Wells handle with fighting butt and aluminum spacer
- 6-piece design for easy transport in any luggage
- Supplied in a custom rod tube
|4||8 ft (2,44 m)||71 g||6||50 cm||Half Wells|
|5||9 ft (2,74 m)||71 g||6||55 cm||Half Wells|
|6||9 ft (2,74 m)||82 g||6||55 cm||Half Wells|
|8||9 ft (2,74 m)||99 g||6||55 cm||Full Wells + Fighting Butt|
|7||9,6 ft (2,90 m)||102 g||6||58 cm||Full Wells + Fighting Butt|
Founded back in 1872, the English cult brand Hardy has a very impressive success story that is already around 150 years long. After all of these years, one thing hasn’t changed: The award-winning designers from Hardy combine state-of-the-art technologies with a stylish and timeless design. In addition, all products are characterised by an outstanding quality and impressive durability. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that the modern Hardy rods and reels are a great choice for saltwater fishing, because they withstand the incredible power of the extremely strong fish and the constant exposure to salt. And of course, the high-quality products from Hardy also leave nothing to be desired when it comes to fishing in freshwater!