Hardy Zenith Fly Rod

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  • Now shipping with new wooden reel seat
  • Winner of the 2011 Yellowstone Angler 5-weight Shootout and the 2012 4-weight Shootout!
  • The personal choice of many members of the Trident staff.
  • Made with SINTRIX - which provides up to a 60% increase in compressive strength.
  • Incredible strength to weight ratio.
  • High performance, fast action design, while remaining friendly
  • Top of the line Titanium guides from REC and Fuji.

Hardy Zenith Fly Rod

Details



Ben's go to trout rod! The Hardy Zenith stands out across the lineup winning awards in many different line weights. After spending years developing their new Sintrix resin, Hardy has made one of the finest and most accurate trout rods ever created. Choose the 10' 3-weight for European style nymphing, the 9' 5-weight for an all-around trout rod, and the 8'6" 4-weight for more technical presentations.

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Sintrix 440 - Designed in conjuction with 3M, the Hardy Zenith is built with Hardy's proprietary Sintrix 440 Resin. Hardy spent two years working with specialist composite engineers and rod designers to acheive the perfect blend of 3M nano-silica resins to develop a new way to build graphite rods. The result: a fly rod that is much stronger and lighter than previously thought possible.


Guides

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 performance.

Titanium 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.


Reel Seat

Dual Uplocking - Nothing is more important than keeping your reel attached to the rod. Hardy knows this and has built all Zenith models with a dual uplocking reel seat which keeps your reel secure.

Maple burlwood and Carbon Fiber spacers - The Zenith received a big cosmetic upgrade in 2014 in the form of a new reel seat and updated finishing touches. Zenith models now come standard with a Maple burlwood spacer on Reversed Half-Wells models and a carbon spacer on Full Wells models. We no longer have any Zeniths with the old style skeletal reel seat.


Rod Tube

Black Aluminum Rod Tube w/cloth cover - Hardy didn't cut any corners here. The Zenith comes with a top of the line rod tube AND a cloth cover so it doesn't get banged up by the baggage handlers.


Warranty

Worldwide Extended Warranty - The Zenith 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.


More Info

Rod Action: Fast



Best for: All water, Nymphing



Grip: Reversed Half-Wells - 3-weight to 9' 6-weight

Full-Wells w/ Fighting Butt - 9'6" 6-weight to 8-weight



Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)



Recommended Lines

We highly recommend using a half-size higher line such as:


Staff Reviews


Awards

  • Gold Medal, 2014 Trident Fly Fishing 5-weight Shootout
  • Winner, 2011 Yellowstone Angler 5-weight Shootout
  • Winner, 2012 Yellowstone Angler 4-weight Shootout

Shootouts and Comparison tests


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Specs

Drop Ship Yes
Ship Days in 1-2 days
Backorderable Backorderable
Grip Type Single Handed
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Model Handle Length Line Weight Action Weight Price  
Hardy Zenith 8' #3 Reversed Half-Wells 8' 3 Fast 2.5 $599.00
Hardy Zenith 8' #3 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 8' #4 Reversed Half-Wells 8' 4 Fast 2.5 $599.00
Hardy Zenith 8' #4 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 8'6 #4 Reversed Half-Wells 8'6'' 4 Fast 2.8 $629.00
Hardy Zenith 8'6 #4 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 8'6 #5 Reversed Half-Wells 8'6'' 5 Fast 2.7 $629.00
Hardy Zenith 8'6 #5 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9' #6 4pc Reversed Half-Wells 9' 6 Fast 2.9 $659.00
Hardy Zenith 9' #6 4pc Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9' #3 Reversed Half-Wells 9' 3 Fast 2.9 $629.00
Hardy Zenith 9' #3 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9' #4 Reversed Half-Wells 9' 4 Fast 2.8 $639.00
Hardy Zenith 9' #4 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9' #5 Reversed Half-Wells 9' 5 Fast 2.9 $649.00
Hardy Zenith 9' #5 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9' #7 Full Wells 9' 7 Fast 3.2 $679.00
Hardy Zenith 9' #7 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9' #8 Full Wells 9' 8 Fast 3.4 $679.00
Hardy Zenith 9' #8 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9'6 #6 Full Wells 9'6'' 6 Fast 3.2 $679.00
Hardy Zenith 9'6 #6 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9'6 #7 Full Wells 9'6'' 7 Fast 3.4 $689.00
Hardy Zenith 9'6 #7 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 9'6 #8 Full Wells 9'6'' 8 Fast 3.3 $699.00
Hardy Zenith 9'6 #8 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 10' #3 Reversed Half-Wells 10' 3 Fast 3.1 $719.00
Hardy Zenith 10' #3 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 10' #4 Reversed Half-Wells 10' 4 Fast 3.3 $719.00
Hardy Zenith 10' #4 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 10' #5 Reversed Half-Wells 10' 5 Fast 3.3 $729.00
Hardy Zenith 10' #5 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 10' #6 Full Wells 10' 6 Fast 3.3 $729.00
Hardy Zenith 10' #6 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 10' #7 Full Wells 10' 7 Fast 3.5 $739.00
Hardy Zenith 10' #7 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith 10' #8 Full Wells 10' 8 Fast 3.5 $749.00
Hardy Zenith 10' #8 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith One Piece 8'10 #4 Reversed Half-Wells 8'10'' 4 Fast 2.8 $639.00
Hardy Zenith One Piece 8'10 #4 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith One Piece 8'10 #5 Reversed Half-Wells 8'10'' 5 Fast 2.9 $649.00
Hardy Zenith One Piece 8'10 #5 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith One Piece 8'10 #6 Reversed Half-Wells 8'10'' 6 Fast 3.0 $659.00
Hardy Zenith One Piece 8'10 #6 Fly Rod
Hardy Zenith One Piece 8'10 #7 Full Wells 8'10'' 7 Fast 3.1 $679.00
Hardy Zenith One Piece 8'10 #7 Fly Rod

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