Still the undisputed champion and our 2019 4wt. Shootout winner. The Hardy Zephrus 8’6″ #4 is able to fish in tight with small dries and very light tippets thanks to its supple tip and retains the power and sensitivity to be an extremely good nymph fishing rod. This rod has a very light feel in hand and with its nice soft tip makes accurate and delicate presentations in the most demanding of conditions. I like the strong butt and mid-section that make it easy to play big fish and make those long casts when necessary. With the more flexible tip and very light swing weight, I rarely break off and fish using 6X and 7X tippet. This is the best, lightest 4-weight outfit I’ve found for fishing Spring Creeks, tailwater rivers, or streams, especially if you love to fish small dry flies where accuracy and presentation is so important.
The Galvan Torque T-4 is a perfect match for this lightweight Hardy rod. The green color compliments the gray color of the Hardy Zephrus perfectly, but you can also specify black or clear if you prefer. Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity line matches this rod perfectly.
Hardy Zephrus 8’6″ #4 | $679.00
Galvan Torque T-4 | $365.00
Scientific Angler’s Amp. Infinity Smooth | $99.95
100 yards of 20lb. micron backing | $10.00
George Anderson’s Hand Tied Leader | $6.95
Rigging | $10.00
Total | $1,170.90
Line Discount | <$99.95>
Free Rigging | <$10.00>
Grand Total | $1060.95