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  Hardy Swift Mk II Double-Handed Fly Rod










The Swift Double-Hander is probably the lightest rod of its type on the market today. Andy Murray, who has been intimately involved in its development, tells a great tale.

“A serious salmon angler picked up a Swift prototype fifteen-footer and fished with it for a fair while. He waded back ashore impressed.”


“Extraordinary power,” he said. “I never believed I could cast a line like that or even mend it so smoothly on a thirteen-footer.”


“I told him the rod he’d been using came in at fifteen-feet. He didn’t believe me. I had to take the rod down and measure the sections in front of his very eyes before the truth dawned. And this was a man who had fished double-handed with every rod on the market for more than fourteen years.”


“The rod might be light but it’s got other qualities that are instantly recognizable. It’s one of the easiest rods to cast ever made, because it dampens quickly and offers both flex and rigidity. I love its smooth action and the way it gets you out of trouble again and again, but I’ve also come to respect its sheer toughness. It was recently subjected to a ghillies’ competition out in Ireland and they were all mightily impressed.”


“We’ve aimed for great versatility in this new range. All the rods perform perfectly with all modern-day Spey casting techniques. They are tuned to work in perfect harmony with Hardy Mach II lines, or short Scandinavian 'shooting heads'.”

Hardy Swift Mk II DH Fly Rods

A range of five rods to cover all the challenges of two-handed fishing. These blanks have been developed using the revolutionary Hardy Test Rig.
The lightest rod, the 11'6" #7 is the perfect double-hander for smaller steelhead, good size sea trout and grilse. It gives immaculate line control and bridges the gap between single and double-handed rods seamlessly.
The 16' #11 is a big casting, big mending rod with all the fishability of a 14'.
The rods are all finished in silver to match the Swift reels to perfection.
All come in cordura traveling tubes.




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The Swift DH has been received greatly by experienced and new comers to spey casting because of its light in hand feel, inclined tip and easy casting and superb performance in casting all the current casting styles. Most anglers comment that the rod feels as if they were casting a rod two lines sizes smaller because of the Swift's light in hand feel. The Swift's performance will match directly to the line weight listed.







Remember always, that you don’t strike as such into a salmon, like you would a trout. Rather fish off the reel or simply let the hand loop go and then tighten into the salmon.









 Hardy Swift Mk II Double-Handed Fly Rod: Specifications - Free Global Shipping!
Model Line Sections Weight  Price:
11' 6" #7 4 pc 6 2/3oz $695
13' #8 4 pc 8 3/16oz $749
14' #9 4 pc 9 3/16oz $799
15' #10 4 pc 10 9/16oz $849
16' #11 4 pc 11 7/16oz $899

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