Hardy Wraith Fly Rod

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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?

Hardy Wraith Fly Rod 100

Howard Croston's latest creation is here! Hardy is building on the success of the Zenith and Artisan with a brand new line of rods for "when fast just isn't fast enough." Built with the highest grade of Sintrix the Wraith generates incredible line speed and unprecedented tip recovery longer casts while maintaining exceptional line control and feel.


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 performance.

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.

Reel Seat

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.

Rod Tube

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.

More Info

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 Lines

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

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Model Handle Length Line Weight Action Weight Price  
Hardy Wraith 9' #5 Reversed Half-Wells 9' 5 Fast $849.00
Hardy Wraith 9' #5 Fly Rod
Hardy Wraith 9' #6 Reversed Half-Wells 9' 6 Fast $849.00
Hardy Wraith 9' #6 Fly Rod
Hardy Wraith 9' #7 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9' 7 Fast $849.00
Hardy Wraith 9' #7 Fly Rod
Hardy Wraith 9' #8 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9' 8 Fast $849.00
Hardy Wraith 9' #8 Fly Rod
Hardy Wraith 9'6" #7 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9'6'' 7 Fast $899.00
Hardy Wraith 9'6" #7 Fly Rod
Hardy Wraith 10' #7 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 10' 7 Fast $899.00
Hardy Wraith 10' #7 Fly Rod
Hardy Wraith 10' #8 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 10' 8 Fast $899.00
Hardy Wraith 10' #8 Fly Rod
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