HARDY "ZEPHRUS" SINTRIX FLY RODS represent the evolution of the original, multi- award winning Hardy Sintrix ZENITH Series. ZEPHRUS blanks are refined to have even more 'feel' and a bit faster action than the originals. Built from HARDY'S industry changing SINTRIX 440 material, which makes rods 60% stronger, up to 30% lighter and with hugely improved impact resistance over conventional carbon fiber. Specially treated silica nanospheres are blended into a SINTRIX resin. 1000s of the nanospheres surround every individual carbon fiber, giving an even distribution of the particles throughout the resin, which results in rods with unparalleled smooth casting actions. A SINTRIX fly rod will bend further without damage and will also take incidental impacts far better than any conventional fly rod design. High performance fast-action design delivers smooth casting performance. Black-Pearl REC recoil guides and Fuji Titanium strippers. Trout models equipped with new Burl wood/machined aluminum anodized reelseats and Reverse Half Wells grips, 9'6" 6-wt and heavier rods come with salt-safe anodized machined aluminum reelseats with fighting-butt, carbon insert and full-wells grips.