Hardy Zephrus Double-Handed Fly Rod
Made with Hardy's award winning Sintrix material - Sintrix 440, The Zephrus Two-Handed Rod has exceptional deep loading for a fast action Spey rod. This allows for extra long casts that take little effort because of the smooth generation of line speed that transfers easily to the high speed rod tip.
Features of the Zephrus Double-Handed Fly Rod:
- Sintrix 440 Blank construction
- REC Black pearl recoil guides
- Sintrix 440 Blank construction
- Fuji™ Titanium REC Recoil
- Fast action blank design
- TPS Handle Design
Alaska salmon, steelhead in the Midwest and huge trout in Patagonia all have one thing in common. They are not always easy to reach with conventional one-handed fly rods. The new Hardy® Zephrus Double-Handed fly rod will lift longer lengths of line and cast heavier flies to reach more distant targets.
With SINTRIX® rod blank technology, the carbon Zephrus double-handed rod has strength throughout for the ability to load deep in the rod. This results in a smoother casting motion, higher rod tip speeds and longer casts. SINTRIX 440 blank construction makes the Zephrus rod 60-percent stronger than traditional carbon fiber rods with up to 30-percent savings in overall weight.
REC® black pearl recoil guides with Fuji® titanium stripper align the Zephrus blank for optimum casting distance. The triaxial carbon spacers deliver added sensitivity to the Zephrus and the TPSF handle‘s custom reel seat design securely holds the reel in place.
Nine Zephrus double-handed rods are offered ranging in length from the 11-foot, 6-inch 6/7 weight that weighs just 6.6 ounces to the 15-foot, 1-inch 10/11 weight weighing 9.2 ounces
All carbon rods utilise carbon fibres that are bonded together by an adhesive resin. The resin material used in SINTRIX® is produced by 3M, it is a unique and patented material incorporating silica nano spheres which provides two distinct benefits. Firstly the microscopic silica spheres are able to evenly surround every individual carbon fibre filament providing a matrix of strength throughout the rod. Secondly, being spherical, the silica particles are able to resist pressure and compression from any angle. This is particularly important because it is under compression forces, on the underside of a bent rod, rather than tension forces, on the outside of the curve, that carbon fibre is most likely to weaken and potentially break. So by resisting compression better SINTRIX® rods are stronger.
In developing SINTRIX® our specialist composite engineers and rod designers spent over two years experimenting with different types, and mixes, of carbon fibres combined with varying levels of 3M nano silica resin. They also discovered that the normal manufacturing processes associated with carbon fibre rods had to be significantly changed in order to get the best from the new 3M resin material. The final results were astonishing with upto 60% increases in strength and upto 30% savings in weight. During the course of our years of development with fibres, resin levels and manufacturing processes, we have so far produced three separate versions of SINTRIX® material. Each version offers significant benefits in strength and lightness over traditional carbon fibre. However SINTRIX® is available in ascending levels of power, performance and refinement.