Hardy Zephrus Saltwater SWS Fly Rod

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The Hardy Zephrus SWS is a powerful medium-fast action rod designed for avid saltwater anglers. Hardy combines SINTRIX 440 Technology and quality componentry to make the Zephrus SWS one of the best saltwater rods on the market. The Zephrus SWS is lightweight, sports a quick recovery design, and a has a strong butt section for increased lifting power. Tackle the salt with the new Zephrus SWS from Hardy.


SINTRIX 440 Technology - Hardy’s SINTRIX technology has been around since 2009. The second iteration, SINTRIX 440, means the Zephrus is up to 30% lighter than traditional carbon fiber rods. SINTRIX 440 also increases the comprehensive strength of the Zephrus by up to 60%. SINTRIX mixes microscopic silica spheres to make an adhesive resin that’s resistant to pressure and compression from all angles. As a result, the Zephrus is more powerful and high performing than the Hardy fly rods of the past.



REC Recoil Guides - REC Recoil guides are extremely lightweight and highly practical. Don’t worry about banging or bending your guides. If bent, recoil guides bounce back into place without warping.

Black Pearl Recoil Guides - Similarly, black pearl recoil guides also rebound when bent or crushed. These guides decrease the overall rod weight for lightweight performance and durability.


Reel Seat

Silver Anodized Aluminum w/Uplocking Component - Bar stock 6061 aluminum with a Triaxial carbon spacer on select models make the reel seat of the Zephrus SWS virtually weatherproof. No need to worry about corrosion or wear. A double uplocking component holds large saltwater reels in place during days on the water.


Rod Tube

Aluminum Rod Tube - The Zephrus SWS comes in a classic silver aluminum Hardy rod tube. These tubes are ultra-durable and super stylish for functionality and purpose.



Hardy Worldwide Extended Warranty - Hardy’s warranty covers repair or replacement of damaged, broken, or defective sections of the fly rod for the lifetime of the product. As of 4/17/2019, rods manufactured after 2002 require a $75 fee for repairs, handling, administration, and return postage.


More Info

Rod Action: Medium-Fast

Best for: Saltwater, Flats

Grip: Full Wells w/Fighting Butt

Ability Level: Beginner- Expert (learn more)


Recommended Lines

We highly recommend using a saltwater specific line. Our favorite for tropical applications is:

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