I tie flies at my dining room table. Or with my vice precariously balanced on the plastic storage shelves in my basement, a section of which houses the bulky cardboard box...
Like the Zenith, Wraith, Zephrus and all Hardy rods from the last decade or so, the blanks for the new Zephrus Ultralite family are rolled in Korea. Perhaps surprisingly to some, where a blank is rolled or a rod is assembled doesn’t impact its performance or quality. In fact, the new Zephrus Ultralite from Hardy is likely my favorite fly rod currently on the market.
We’re fishing a backwater section of the Snake’s South Fork on a calm, sunny, fall afternoon. Healthy-sized trout cruise here because the bugs are plentiful and the current is scarce. It’s easy eating for fish and easy spotting for us.I chose this fishing hole because of its varied terrain. Dirt trail to river’s edge, clean cobble crossing the outlet, thick vegetation while wading the hole. Decent variety for testing new wading boots.