The Hardy Zephrus Fly Outfit gives Trout anglers the opportunity to build a fantastic value kit and the choice between the Zephrus fly rod or the technical Zephrus Ultralite fly rod for the advanced angler.
Pair up your chosen rod with a matching reel with the choice between the Ultralite ASR, Ultralite FWDD or the Ultralite MA DD. Then pick a fly line of your choice from the Horizon Taper Series and the Compact Rocket Series.
If you require more than one fly line for your outfit, please get in touch with us where one of our staff will be happy to help.
Then simply choose which hand you prefer to wind with and we will pre-load the fly line onto the reel. Your kit will arrive ready to go with the line loaded correctly, using high quality backing and braided loops where required.
About the Hardy Zephrus Fly Rod
Offering a significant improvement on the previous model, the Hardy Zenith, the new Zephrus Fly Rod is built to perform and stand out from the crowd. Available in two basic versions. The Zephrus which you see here is the perfect tool for freshwater and occasional saltwater anglers and the Zephrus Saltwater, which is listed separately and designed as an out and out saltwater special.
Like its predecessor, the Hardy Zephrus Fly Rod uses the exclusive Hardy Sintrix 440 Silica Nano Matrix blank technology to create a fly rod that is both super strong and super lightweight. This award winning technology coupled with the unique manufacturing process gives this rod an increase in strength of 60% over most carbon fibre rods. The increase in strength does not come at the expense of casting comfort, as the Zephrus is actually up to 30% lighter than a comparable carbon fiber rod.
Hardy's dedication to creating the ultimate fly rod does not end with the blank as these rods have been fitted with premium REC titanium recoil black pearl guides that will help give your line less friction and reduced line noise. The advantage of recoil guides is that they are durable and able to handle pressure. So, if the guides are bent in some way when under pressure, they will 'recoil' back into shape.
Another feature of the Zephrus rod is the Fuji titanium framed stripper guides, these provide additional durability and help reduce the weight of the rod. These rods all have a fast action blank design and have an enhanced in hand feel.
The Zephrus is olive green in colour and features high quality cork handles. The AWS (all water series) rods have a full wells handle with a fighting butt and the FWS (fresh water series) rods have a reverse half wells handle.
Whichever model of rod you select, you'll feel the power when casting the impeccably designed Hardy Zephrus Fly Rod. The Zephrus is an exceptional rod that delivers high recovery, generates high line speed, easy line load and phenomenal line control that won't leave you disappointed.
4 piece rod
Sintrix 440 blank construction
REC Titanium black pearl recoil guides
Fuji Titanium stripper guides
Fast action blank design
Selected Hard wood and Triaxial carbon spacers
About the Hardy Zephrus Ultralite Fly Rod
he stunning Hardy Zephrus Ultralite fly rod sets the new standard for ultra light rods and is the ultimate light and technical fly rod for the advanced angler.
Designed and manufactured with Sintrix in the 440 configuration this utilises 3M nano resin spherical particles that place themselves strategically throughout the blank. Wrapping around every carbon fibre enhancing the durability and strength of the blank.
SINTRIX 440 delivers up to 60% increase in compressive strength and up to 30% weight reduction over traditional carbon fibre. This allows the Zephrus Ultralite to be durable, reliable and strong whilst maintaining an exceptionally light weight for effortless casting and handling.
The rod has a medium to fast action which has been optimised and enhanced for delicate presentation and refined techniques. The reel seat has a customised design to reduce the weight further and the slim cigar style grip adds feel and refinement.
The handles are made from top quality cork and there are REC black pearl recoil guides and Fuji titanium stripper guides fitted throughout.
The Hardy Zephrus Ultralite is supplied in a custom aluminium tube with engraved metal end caps.
SINTRIX 440 blank construction
4 piece sections
REC black pearl recoil guides
Fuji titanium stripper guides
Custom designed and built ultra light weight reel seat
Blank action optimised for delicate presentation and refined techniques
About the Hardy Ultralite ASR
The unique, Hardy Ultralite ASR is a light weight and incredibly tough fly reel built with a new ASR (Assisted Spool Release) cassette system that actively frees the spool at the flick of a switch.
This cassette reel is built from a durable aluminium 6061 bar stock main construction with a heavy ported design throughout for an incredible light weight.
The unique Assisted Spool Release cassette system is sure to be loved by anglers, offering an ultra fast and super easy spool changing mechanism that lets you change from a floater to a fast sinker at the flick of a spring loaded switch.
The spool is quickly ejected using a flick switch button and will automatically engage the new spool with a simple push fit. There is also a multi pad, colour coded 340 degree disc drag which allows you for fully set your drag to your fishing requirements using the knob. The coloured dots indicate the settings between a heavy drag (red coloured dots) or a light drag (green coloured dots) and lets you see where your drag is set without interrupting your fishing.
The reel also utilises a reusable line ID system and features a high impact, clear composite cassette spool. The ASR also includes a new lightweight size specifically designed for the challenges of modern river fishing.
The Hardy Ultralite ASR is a stunning titanium colour and each model is supplied with two additional spare spools and a case.
Bar stock 6061 main construction
High impact Composite spool
Unique 'ASR' spool system
Line ID system
Multi pad, colour coded 340 degree disc drag
Heavily ported lightweight design
Full size range
Supplied with two additional spare spools and case
About the Hardy Ultralite FWDD
The Hardy Ultralite FWDD fly reel is named after the Ultralite Featherweight Disc Drag concept and has a unique, innovative minimalist design to reduce weight and a super smooth drag system for ultimate performance.
The reel is built from premium bar stock 6061 aluminium for immense strength and long term durability. The design of the reel has a unique and stunning raw form with a reduced main shaft allowing the reel super light in weight.
The Rulon Disc Drag system is ultra smooth and the reel produces a click check noise, which is sure to be a quality most anglers will love. The drag can be adjusted using the knob adjuster and it uses coloured dots indicate the settings between a heavy drag (red coloured dots) or a light drag (green coloured dots) and gives you smooth, impeccable control.
This concept will allow you to quickly and effectively see where your drag is set without stopping or interrupting your fishing. The reel also includes a push on /off spool design that helps to further reduce the weight.
The Hardy Ultralite FWDD is titanium in colour and is available in a variety of models that you can select from our drop down menu.
Minimalist design to reduce weight
Bar stock 6061 construction
Stunning cosmetic design
Reduced main shaft to eliminate weight
Super smooth Rulon Drag
Push on /off spool design to reduce weight
Not supplied with a spare spool
About the Hardy Ultralite MA DD
The Hardy Ultralite MA DD fly reels are powerful and designed to go the distance. Featuring a medium arbor spool for a larger capacity for specialist fly line tapers, this fly reel is faultless in innovation and design.
This fly reel is a beautiful two tone anodised, bar stock aluminium construction, finished off in a sleek titanium colour with striking gold colour accents. One of the most innovative features on the MADD reel is the new 340 degree colour coded drag system.
This unique system allows you to easily set the drag you'd like with just one simple turn of the knob. The coloured dots indicate the settings between a heavy drag (red coloured dots) or a light drag (green coloured dots) and gives you smooth, impeccable control. You'll be able to quickly see where your drag is set without stopping or interrupting your fishing.
The mid arbor spool gives anglers increased capacity for switch style fishing, Pike, Salmon and Trout specialist fly line tapers or allows additional room on the spool for reserve backing. The machined alloy spool has machined holes in the spool body to help dry your line out and reduce the weight of the reel.
When you need to load your line or change spools, the Hardy Ultralite MA DD features a screw captive spool release. This has been practically designed so the cap doesn't come all the way off so it reduces your chances of losing it and holds your spool much more securely.
The exceptional and ground breaking Hardy Ultralite MA DD fly reel is available in the Titanium colour and various model sizes that you can select from our drop down menu.
Bar stock 6061
Two tone anodising
360 degree colour coded drag
Captive spool release
Mid arbor design for high line capacity
Not supplied with a spare spool
About the Hardy Horizon Taper Series Fly Line
The Hardy Horizon Taper Series Fly Line is available in a floating or intermediate version and allows anglers who like to extend and carry line, the opportunity to achieve maximum long distance range casts.
This fly line features an elongated head design which delivers superior distance performance with a delicate presentation. The front tapered construction also allows for finer presentations of your fly and the line excels at long over head casting.
The line is available in a twin coloured floating version, featuring a stealth grey coloured head for spooky fish. The clear, intermediate camo line gives the ultimate stealth colour in underwater environments.
Each line includes a welded front loop and a laser printed ID tag.
Twin colour floating and clear camo intermediate
Elongated Head design
Maximum distance with delicate presentation
Graduated front taper for refined presentations
Excels at long over head casting
Welded tip loop
Laser printed line ID
Floating – stealth grey head for spooky fish
Intermediate – camo colour for stealth underwater
About the Hardy Compact Rocket Series Fly Line
The Hardy Compact Rocket Series Fly Line is a slightly over weighted floating line to load modern fast action rods and helps anglers to easily achieve long range casts with a limited back cast.
This fly line has a low diameter running line for long and smooth shooting capabilities, and the powerful head easily handles bulky flies and indicators with ease. The tapered shooting head style gives effortless performance with full line refinement and presentation.
The compact, short head length also makes it easier for casting long distance and maximum line shoot. All the lines feature a welded front loop and include a laser printed ID tag for quick and easy line identification.
The Hardy Compact Rocket Series Fly Line is a twin yellow/willow colour and is available in a range of sizes for you to choose from.
Twin colour floating fly line
Low diameter running line
Powerful head design
Graduated front taper for refined presentations
Compact Head design for easy distance and maximum line shoot
Welded tip loop
Laser printed line ID