HARDY DEMON SWITCH, £549.99
The Hardy Demon was the outright winner in our 15ft rod test last summer and the new 11ft Switch is another impressive size in the Demon range.
The blank is marked “AWS 11’ #7/8 T”. AWS stands for All Water Series and the T is used to indicate the idea behind the rod’s design. T stands for Tactical and this translates into a conventional double-handed rod action – it bends smoothly with a middle-to-tip flex and fast recovery. Other Hardy blanks are marked with an E, which stands for Extreme and denotes a rod designed on the edge of what might be considered normal, such as an ultrafast action single-handed rod designed for maximum distance and power. There is no Extreme option in the switch rod range.
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