The HYDRA zx390 is a high-quality tenkara rod with a premium feel at a very affordable price. It features a softer action and lighter feel than the SHADOWfire 360 and delivers an extra foot of reach and line-lifting ability at its full 13' extension. Despite its long length, it is still highly packable at 21" (same as the SHADOWfire) when collapsed.
This rod is perfect for lightweight level lines and weightless flies but casts heavier lines and weighted flies competently also. The zoom feature allows you to fish the rod at 11.5' for tighter situations or shorter lines, expanding this rod's versatility. The handle shape is also slightly different than DRAGONtail's other rods with a narrower waist between the double humps. This makes the rod very comfortable to hold at the butt of the handle for maximum reach.
Add a Starter Kit to your order and you'll be ready to fish. We'd recommend a 12.5' or 14' line to start out with the Hydra. Want to customize your setup for the water you fish most? Message us or email email@example.com. We'd love to help!
From Tom Davis of Teton Tenkara:
I like this rod! It think it is a the perfect addition to the DRAGONtail rod line up.... If you are looking for a rod that will cover most trout fishing situations, and yet won't tax your wallet, you should consider the DRAGONtail Hydra ZX390. Check out the video of his day on the water with the HYDRA below.
- Length: Zooms between 390/350cm (~13/11.5ft)
- Collapsed Length: ~21in
- Handle Length: 10.3in
- Action: Soft 6:4
- Weight: ~3.2oz
- Material: High-quality Carbon Fiber
- Finish: Matte Black with Green Accents
- Includes: Rod, Tip Cap, Rod Sock, Hard Storage Tube