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IFTD 2017: Hardy Fly Rods, Reels, and...Lines?

August 1, 2017

 

 

Hardy Zephrus Ultralite Fly Rods: These premium rods are made for the most technical and delicate presentations to wary fish. Made with Sintrix 440 material, the medium-fast blanks wear Fuji titanium-framed stripping guides, REC black-pearl snake guides, and are equipped with beautiful custom reel seats. All rods in this series are 4-pieces measuring from 8'8" to 9'9" long in 2–5 weight sizes. Expect prices of $679.95 to $769.95 which includes a custom aluminum rod tube.

 

 

Hardy Demon/Demon DH/Demon Switch/Demon SWS Fly Rods: Regardless of the series, Demon rods are all built from Sintrix 330 material along with a fast action, 4-piece construction, and wear Fuji guides. These rods are said to be faster and lighter than their predecessors, all while loading easily. Reel seats are aluminum with alloy or wood inserts depending on the model chosen.

 

 

 

Single-hand models run $449.95 to $549.95 and come in 7'0"–10'0" lengths with sizes ranging 3–8 weight. Double-handed rods run from a 3/4 up to a 10/11 in 10'6" to 14'9" lengths for a price of $589.95 to $829.95. Finally, saltwater SWS models are all 9'0" and come in 6 thru 10-weight sizes at a price of $495.95–$499.95. 

 

 

Hardy Shadow Fly Rods: Along with Sintrix 220 material and high-quality hardware, Shadow fly rods boast medium-fast actions, bar-stock aluminum reel seats, and 4-piece blank construction. Available in lengths ranging from 8'6" to 14'0" and 4 thru 9-weight, the $349.95–$699.95 price includes a custom hard tube.

 

 

Hardy Cascapedia Fly Reels: Classic in design, these bar-stock freshwater reels have solid designs, S-shaped handles, and that old-school ratchet sound that so many anglers still love. Made in England, there are click-check drag "Trout" models in 4/5 and 6/7 sizes, along with disc-drag "Salmon" models in 8/9 and 10/11 sizes. Prices run $629–$829.

 

Hardy Ultralite SDSL Fly Reels: Crafted out of bar-stock 6061 aluminum, these saltwater-equipped reels have fully-sealed carbon-fiber drag systems along with 340-degree drag adjustments. The result is up to 14-pounds of stopping force. Choose from a 6/7/8 up to a 12/13/14 for a price between $399 to $549.

 

Hardy Ultralite MTX Fly Reels: These stunning reels sport a combo carbon-fiber and aluminum main frame. Inside, there's a carbon-fiber drag system with a 340-degree adjustable outside knob. Sizes go from a small-water 3/4/5 up to a 7/8/9 priced at $429 to $499.

 

 

*Also be sure to check out an expansive selection of new standard fly lines, shooting heads, spey lines, leaders, tippets, and backing from Hardy. Expect most new products to be available by September!

 

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