Just got my hands on this new rod from Shakespeare this week and it is a seriously impressive rod for the money. As the rods name suggests this rod is a Scandi style with a short handle and lends itself well to shooting heads.
The rod retails at under €200 and is 4 piece and comes in a cordura tube. The finish is good and is reminiscent of rods in a much higher price bracket.
We took it out this morning on the river Suir for a quick test. The river was high and dirty and it was really windy. We were using a Guideline Scandi head and a TSL running line. It does lack the punch and finesse of higher priced rods, but is an amazing rod for the price.
The rod is available in out online store here
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