Hardy has released information on a new fly rod series presumed to be the successor to its highly-awarded Zenith family of rods. This new series, the Hardy Zephrus, is — like the Zenith — built on Hardy's SINTRIX 440 technology. Hardy is calling the new Zephrus the "evolution of carbon fiber fly rod technology."
Hardy recently debuted the Zephrus at EFTTEX 2015 — the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association's annual trade show — where it was nominated for best new fly rod.
Hardy is rolling out the Zephrus in three series; a freshwater series (FWS), saltwater series (SWS) and all-water series (AWS). In all, the Zephrus lineup will debut with 33 models. The specifications for the Zephrus rods look almost identical to that of its well-loved predecessor, and the model list looks very much like an expanded Zenith lineup.
All models are four-piece rods, with the exception of five SWS 8' 10" one-piece models, available in weights 8 through 12. Pricing ranges from $649 to $799.