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The fish better be scared.
It's important to be able to make a 40 foot cast to wary trout feeding at the head of a beaver pond, but it's also crucial to be able make short, precise casts to the fish you spot feeding in the pocket water just in front of you, and that's where the Hardy Zephrus FWS Fly Rod comes in. Replacing the award-wining Zenith series, the Zephrus is now lighter and more responsive, resulting in better line recovery time and effortless line pick up, which will enable you to effortlessly cast everything from tiny midge patterns to big golden stones and skwalas.
Made through Hardy's Sintrix manufacturing process, the Sintrix 440 blank is composed of an epoxy resin infused with nano silicone spheres combined with a high modulus carbon fiber material, resulting in a rod that's 60% stronger and 30% lighter than the Zenith. Being apart of the fresh water series (FWS), the Zephrus is fine-tuned for any discipline of trout fishing with weights and lengths available that will excel on everything from brushy creeks, tailwaters, and large lakes and rivers. The handle is composed of a 4A grade cork with a hardwood burl wood spacer and up-locking anodized reel seat, giving the rod a classic look and feel to complement its otherwise modern, fast-action feel.
- Sintrix 440 blank construction
- Fast action
- Rec black pearl recoil guides
- Fuji titanium stripper guides
- Half-wells cork handle
- Burl wood spacer with up-locking reel seat
- Aluminum rod tube included
- Item #HDY000N
- Q & A
6wt for brown town
This is a fast action rod so cast it that way. You can put a lot of line out in a very attractive way with this rod in a 6wt. The handle grips nice and the spacer is beautiful. This is my first tip flex rod and I have to say I am very impressed. I thought it was going to be a rod mostly for streamers and big hoppers but it casts small dries with precision and you can put a fly down very smoothly. The guides on this rod might as well be called glides because the line moves through so easily. Awesome rod. Worth the price tag
3 wt for backpacking
Love this rod!
Love it! Love it!
5wt 8'6'--I've only had a few chances to cast this rod but, love it! So far, it's handled well on the Upper Delaware. I'm looking forward to using it this season and taking it to Germany on some smaller rivers.
9 ft 4 wt
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've now hit the water twice with it (Large river, small creek). I got it to bomb light dry flies off the boat, but can do way more! Light streamers, small to medium nymph rigs work better than expected for a 9ft 4wt. This rod really excels at long casts and tight loops on bigger rivers and quick action over the brush on a small creek. Feels like a 3wt in hand, but handles like a 5wt on river. I highly recommend this rod.
Amazing rod for western fishing!
I have been a fan of my 9 ft 6 wt zenith for years, the zephyrs is even better! This rod handles anything from delicate dry fly presentations to throwing heavy streamers. If I had to pick 1 rod to go on a trip, this would be it, absolutely love it!
Hardy Zephrus Fly Rod Video
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Hardy once again sets the bar for the rest. Powerful, tough and light. Check out the video for more information.