Hardy Wraith Fly Rod
The Wraith, along with the Zephrus, are replacing the ever popular and award winning Hardy Zenith. The Wraith is advertised as Hardy's new, 'Sintrix 550' rod with a 15% increase in 'GPA'. I don't know what that means, but what did strike me, was the Wraith's listing as "Ultra-fast". We know most anglers want a rod they can feel in close, so... can the Wraith do it all?
Sintrix 550 - Designed in conjuction with 3M, the Hardy Wraith is built with Hardy's proprietary Sintrix 550 Resin. Hardy spent years working with specialist composite engineers and rod designers a fly rod that is much stronger and lighter than previously thought possible. They've now improved on their original design with a new technology that greatly improves tip recovery and creates even more line speed.
Fuji SiC Stripping Guides w/Titanium Frame - Titanium guides are not
only 45-65% lighter than stainless, they're also over 3 times stronger and totally corrosion resistant.
These guides are fitted with Silicon Carbide inserts for reduced drag and improved casting
Black Pearl REC Recoil Guides - RECOIL guides are made from an extremely hard but flexible "Shape Memory" nickel titanium alloy, which is not only extremely corrosion resistant, but returns to its original shape after repeated deformations.
Dual Uplocking - Nothing is more important than keeping your reel
attached to the rod. Hardy knows this
and has built all Wraith models with a dual uplocking reel seat which keeps your reel secure.
Select Hardwood and Carbon Fiber spacers - You want your rod to look good. The all new Hardy Wraith comes standard with a Maple burlwood spacer on Reversed Half-Wells models and a carbon spacer on Full Wells models.
Aluminum Rod Tube w/cloth cover - Hardy didn't cut any corners here. The Wraith comes with a top of the line rod tube AND a cloth cover so it doesn't get banged up by the baggage handlers.
Worldwide Extended Warranty - The Hardy Wraith is covered by Hardy's Worldwide Extended Warranty, which covers the rod for the life of the original owner. Please contact Hardy directly for updated costs and turnaround times.
Rod Action: Extra-Fast
Best for: All water
Grip: Reversed Half-Wells - 5-weight to 9' 7-weight
Full-Wells w/ Fighting Butt - 9'6" 7-weight to 8-weight
Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)
Recommended LinesWe highly recommend using a half-size higher line such as:
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