The Ultimate Light Line, Technical Fly Rod for Delicate Presentations
The Zephrus Ultralite Rods are built with award winning Sintrix material! The Hardy Zephrus Ultralite rod is designed for the advanced angler as the ultimate light line, technical fly rod. Manufactured with Sintrix in the 440 configuration, the Zephrus ultralite sets a new standard for durability in an ultralight weight rod. Custom design reel seats further reduce the weight and the slim cigar style grip adds a refined feel what is sure to become the ultimate technical fly rod in the industry today.
Features of the Zephrus Ultralite Fly Rod: • SINTRIX® 440 blank construction for lightweight durability
• REC® black pearl recoil guides
• Fuji® titanium stripper guides
• Custom designed ultralight weight reel seat
• Blank action optimised for delicate presentation and refined techniques
• Supplied in a Hardy custom aluminium tube with engraved metal end caps
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® Hardy's 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 up to 60% increases in strength and up to 30% savings in weight. During the course of our years of development with fibres, resin levels and manufacturing processes, Hardy has 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.