A Euro Nymph rod for critical line feel & control.
Euro Nymphing requires precision and sensitivity to hit the target and feel not only fish biting, but also current seams, the bottom, and anything else that will dictate where to present your fly.
Light, Fast, and Versatile
Strike detection is the make-or-break metric for any Euro Nymphing rod. The Shadow II’s lightweight and fast action tip allow you to feel the subtleties of not just strikes, but bottom contour, current speeds, and other critical variances that can effect your success.
For casual anglers and competition anglers alike.
The Shadow II lives in that “Goldilocks zone” between ECHO's other Euro nymphing rods. Blending enough sensitivity and overall performance with affordability to make it one of the most popular rods in their entire lineup.
Euro nymph sticks designed by Tim and Team USA’s Pete Erickson. Light and fast, the Shadow II offers critical line feel and control with an action that will also toss a loop when the bugs start flying. Available with an optional Competition Kit ($74.99) that includes two 6” extensions, a removable fighting butt, and counterweight washers to fine-tune the rod’s balance.
Shadow II Competition Kit
For the 3 and 4wt models, the competition kit adds customization options for length and balance. Each kit comes with a fighting butt, 5 10gr counter-weights, and two 6″ extensions.
Action vs Power Comparison
Fast action rods feature softer tips than medium action rods and provide a ‘stiffer’ feel. Fast action rods excel in the hands of anglers with more aggressive casting strokes and greater stroke control. Medium action rods are ideal for anglers with more fluid casting strokes and have a larger ‘sweet spot’ for a wider range of casting strokes. Consistently throwing a tailing loop? Your rod’s action may not be a good fit to you and your casting stroke.
A rod’s power is its resistance to flexing under load. Powerful rods are ‘beefier’ through the bottom half, generate higher line speeds, and are more adept at keeping big fish pinned. Delicate rods are more presentation-oriented, protect light tippet, and are a better choice for picky fish.