Hardy Marksman Z Fly Rod 8WT 9'
- Sintrix FLT applied to an updated mandrel design
- Reduced overall weight
- Ceramic lined titanium framed stripper guides
- Titanium recoil intermediate snake guides
- Durable custom designed reel seat
- Aluminium section stoppers
- Supplied in Hardy aluminium rod tube
Hardy Marksman Z Fly Rod 908-4
Every angler should have an 8-weight. The "perfect" rod for bonefish around the world -- enough power to punch through the wind, deliver all types of flies, and enough backbone to fight the biggest of bonefish. Additionally, that 8-Weight can be used for tailing redfish in the Southeast, smaller permit, golden dorado, pacu, steelhead, triggerfish, and more.
There are few environments that can offer the challenge of the salt. Smooth early morning runs through thick air across nervous liquid silver flats can quickly yield to cast killing winds and seemingly impossible shots from an unstable casting platform. However when the wind drops, the stars align and you slide that fly into the bulls eye there is no match for the feeling of expectation turning instantly into adrenaline as a hundred pounds of chrome goes airborne or six pounds of silver leaves the flat like its been fired from a gun.
The Hardy Marksman Z with its unrivaled blend of feel, power, recovery and down right durability has been designed in conjunction with some of the finest guides, anglers and legends in the saltwater world. From Gold Cups to grand slams and a thousand different challenges in between, the Hardy Marksman Z is the right rod for that right moment in the Salt.
Strength & Durability
The new Sintrix FLT combines next generation high modulus fiber with our advanced Sintrix resin system. Our well proven design and manufacturing techniques provide the platform to fully exploit this material combing new tapers, new material geometry, and critical real world “on the water” feedback from world renowned guides, tournament anglers and trophy fish chasers. The end result is a further refinement on our legendary Zane Pro with yet more strength and lifting power in the butt section for fighting fish, and more reserve power for long casts and for picking large amounts of line to re-cast so that you can make the most of those 2nd chances.
Action & Accuracy
The Marksman Z features a highly responsive mid-section that lets you dig deep for those longer casts into or across the wind. That mid-section blends with a super accurate, easy loading, high recovering tip section that simultaneously allows quick loading for those sudden short shots while also being perfectly suited to deliver precise, accurate casts at a distance - all seamlessly combined into a brutally strong yet surgically refined weapon.
Purposeful Guide Selection
We have reconfigured our guides to maximize performance and match the strength and durability of the Marksman Z blanks. They start with a large diameter Ceracoil stripper guide which kills line noise and provides a super slick durable first contact between the fly line and the rod- helping reduce “dry line stick”. The guide set quickly transitions into damage resistant titanium recoil strippers, and then large diameter double leg titanium snake guides to optimize line flow during the cast and quickly clear any bulky rigging or shock leader connections during the final critical seconds of the battle.
All New Reel Seat Design
Our Hardy engineers have created an all-new reel seat packed with features and perfectly suited to hold large diameter, large arbor fly reels without worry. It starts with fully anodized aluminum throughout. The captivated slide band gives a fast, secure connection between rod and reel without having to search for alignment. The engraved line weight on the slide band makes rod identification quick and easy. The raised profile double locking rings give incredible grip and allow you to really tighten down large arbor saltwater reels. And the clean, practical industrial design perfectly accentuates our latest generation of ultra large arbor saltwater reels.
We are delighted that you have chosen a Hardy carbon/glass fibre rod. As an owner of a Hardy carbon/glass fibre rod, you are entitled to take part in the Hardy Product Warranty and Repair Service. To do so, you need to register your rod within 60 days of purchase. If you have not already done so, you may register your product through the link below. You will be required to create an account when registering.
You will receive an email confirming your registration.
Once you have registered to take part in the Hardy Product Warranty and Repair Service you will be entitled for the lifetime of the product to the repair or replacement (at our discretion) of damaged, broken or defective sections of your rod in accordance with these terms.
The Hardy Product Warranty and Repair Service is in addition to and does not affect or reduce the owner’s statutory rights which cover against manufacturing faults and mis-described goods during the statutory period. Please ensure you retain proof of purchase as this will be requested upon making a claim under your statutory rights.
How much does it cost?
A handling and repair/replacement fee will be chargeable for each claim made under the Hardy Product Warranty and Repair Service. For current charges see Warranty Charges in the shaded box or contact your nearest customer service department. Hardy reserves the right to change the handling fee and repair/replacement fee from time to time without notice.
Rods manufactured since January 2002 are covered by our Worldwide Extended Warranty. Claims under the Hardy Product Warranty and Repair Service are currently subject to the following charges:
- $75 to cover repair/replacement, handling, administration and return postage and packing charge (per claim).
For rods manufactured before 2002, please contact the customer service team to find out the cost of your claim.
Customers are requested to retain a proof of purchase to aid with the claims process.
Discontinued models: We may at our discretion offer you a comparable rod from the current range, at a discounted price.
How to make a claim
In the event of a claim, the entire rod, or remaining pieces, should be sent to the Hardy® Customer Service Department for assessment with a copy of the completed Warranty Repair/Replacement Form. If the rod has not been registered, a copy of the original proof of purchase must be included.
USA Customer Services Department
Hardy Customer Service Dept.
1900 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360.
Tel: (888) 516-1247
- You are responsible for the shipping cost of the rod or section to the Hardy Customer Service Department.
- Goods covered by the Hardy Product Warranty and Repair Service will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of Hardy.
- We will try to match, so far as is reasonably possible, a replacement rod section to a broken section. However, there may be color/material and specification variations in the replacement sections against the original.
- The Hardy Product Warranty and Repair Service does not cover lost or stolen rod(s) or rod section(s).
- The Hardy Product Warranty and Repair Service does not cover any associated or consequential liability due to use of the rod.
- Warranty only applied to the original owner.
In the event that you have a valid claim under this service we will repair or replace the rod in accordance with these terms, but we will not be liable to you for any other loss, cost, claim or damage that you may suffer except for those losses which arise as a foreseeable consequence of us breaching these terms.