Our Ultimate 4-Weight Outfit is the Hardy Ultralite 8’6″#4!
The Hardy Zephrus was our favorite 4-weight for many years, and the new Hardy Ultralite is even more impressive. After re-testing several 4-weights, it became clear that the Ultralite performed best in-close and at mid-distances, which we most often find ourselves fishing a 4-weight. The Ultralite has a nearly identical rod deflection as the Zephrus, however the Ultralite’s deflection is a mm or so higher. As such, the Ultralite is slightly stiffer and more powerful than the Zephrus, but with the same smooth and delightful feel. Add an attractive new and improved look and you have a winner! The Galvan Torque T-4 is a perfect match for the new NRX+LP. The custom “Gun Metal Gray” T-4 color matches the Ultralight’s hardware perfectly, but you can also specify black, silver, green, blue or orange if you prefer. The Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity line matches this rod perfectly although we have had some customers ask for a Scientific Angler’s Amplitude Trout as well.