A Magnificent Rod! Effortless To Cast!
The Wraith is becoming one of the most talked about fly rods in the world. The Hardy Wraith AWS (All-Water Reel Seat) comes in two weights, 7 and 8. These are two of the most traditional weights for saltwater and flats species. The Wraith AWS from Hardy excels in almost any fishing situation an angler could encounter on the ocean, river or lake.
Hardy SINTRIX 550® is a carbon fiber nano technology material. SINTRIX 550® is unique to Hardy. No other rod manufacturer is using the same mixture of fibers, 3M resin and specialised manufacturing processes, or achieving the same results.
SINTRIX 550® offers significant benefits in strength and weight over traditional carbon fiber.
Features & Technology:
- Sintrix 550 Blank construction
- REC Black pearl recoil guides
- Fuji Titanium stripper guides
- Ultra fast action blank design
- Selected Hard wood and Triaxial carbon spacers.
The Hardy Wraith series of fly rods features the formulation of the award winning Sintrix material - Sintrix 550.The Wraith exhibits unparalleled recovery and in hand feel for an ultra fast action rod whilst generating incredible line speed and blank stability for improved accuracy.
All carbon rods utilise carbon fibres that are bonded together by an adhesive resin. The resin material used in SINTRIX® is produced by 3M, it is a unique and patented material incorporating silica nano spheres which provides two distinct benefits. Firstly the microscopic silica spheres are able to evenly surround every individual carbon fibre filament providing a matrix of strength throughout the rod. Secondly, being spherical, the silica particles are able to resist pressure and compression from any angle. This is particularly important because it is under compression forces, on the underside of a bent rod, rather than tension forces, on the outside of the curve, that carbon fibre is most likely to weaken and potentially break. So by resisting compression better SINTRIX® rods are stronger.
In developing SINTRIX® Hardy's specialist composite engineers and rod designers spent over two years experimenting with different types, and mixes, of carbon fibres combined with varying levels of 3M nano silica resin. They also discovered that the normal manufacturing processes associated with carbon fibre rods had to be significantly changed in order to get the best from the new 3M resin material. The final results were astonishing with up to 60% increases in strength and up to 30% savings in weight. During the course of our years of development with fibres, resin levels and manufacturing processes, Hardy has so far produced three separate versions of SINTRIX® material. Each version offers significant benefits in strength and lightness over traditional carbon fibre. However SINTRIX® is available in ascending levels of power, performance and refinement.