HT10 to Australia

This is Tim’s second HT10. Having two of the same rod makes a lot of sense, partly if one accidentally blows up when you’re on an adventure but also it can be very useful to have two different set-ups ready to go at a moment’s notice.

The HT10 was developed on both coasts of Australia as well as here in Malaysia. I use a number of lines on this rod of around AFFTA 10.

When it was developed I used a RÍO Tech Tarpon taper that was true to weight and 60’ long in the head (I don’t think this is now manufactured).

Here in Malaysia one of my go-to set-ups is with a SA Infinity 9 (which is 9.5WT).

Basically pick a line according to its actual line weight according to AFFTA and you won’t go wrong.  In other words it’s a 10WT. 🙂

Feel free to drop me an email on paul@sexyloops.com for info on this or any other rod. And remember all HT rods currently come with a free Zoom video conferencing casting session.

Cheers, Paul

A couple of clonkers

A couple of really stunning fish here for Gav in Tassie.

Gday cobber, hope you are well. landed a PB brown on the HT6 this arvo at 8.5 pounds..

and then the very next day…

7 pound tailer this evening.

HT 6 is the best 6 weight available today, by a long way.
And I have cast/ owned quite a few of them over the journey 😂😂
That certainly made my day! Also makes me want to head back to Tassie in the New Year. 😎
Great feedback. Thanks!! Stunning fish 🤠

Lightweight HT5

My favourite 5WT! Ian has a love of super light rods and the Hungarian Latohegy Osage Orange spacer, which looks beautiful!

I made a short video about this rod sometime ago where I mentioned that my final decision over it came down to throwing short-mid range Accuracy. The 5WT is an extremely versatile rod but I really needed something tangible to work towards.

A really fun and enjoyable rod to fish. A question I am often asked is if one has the HT4 and HT6 is it worth having the HT5 as well? Which is an excellent question since there is already a crossover in applications between the HT4 and HT6!

Certainly many of our HT4&6 owners have bought the HT5. Ian is actually one such chap! One argument is that there is a 25% weight difference between a 4 and 6 flyline, which is quite a jump. Casting-wise there is certainly a difference when it comes to casting a 5 line at targets! So while it was really built with that in mind, the ultimate question is when is a 5 line better than a 4 or 6 line? And when would I choose the 5? All good questions. For me I would choose the 5 over the 6 when fishing smaller flies and the 5 over the 4 when casting across cross-winds. Of course having all three is a luxury but you only live once, or many times if you are a Buddhist.

You can find out more about the HT5 on this page.

As always for more info feel free to email me on paul@sexyloops.com

Latohegy Orange spacers available on request!

Cheers, Paul

 

Father and Son HT6

A couple of HT6 rods off to New Zealand. Snake rings as recommended by Stuntman Ronan (well he is a stuntman) and spare tips too! Spare tips are a great idea if you are an adventurous angler and if you want one for your HT we can whip up a 5-piece rod sock. Lee used different trim colours on the rods to distinguish them from each other.


Really great to see the Pro6 heading over to New Zealand. It was my 20 years of summering in NZ that led to the development of this rod. It’s my go-to rod for Giant Gourami here in Malaysia and technically speaking our “flag-ship rod”.

I hope that they catch many big fish and have a long and hard life!! You can read more about this rod here:

https://www.sexyloops.com/index.php/webshop/item/536/ht-pro-9ft-6wt

For more info ping me an email on paul@sexyloops.com

Thanks! Paul

Latohegy Orange Spacers means lighter weight

Firstly it’s fantastic to see Ian pulling the trigger on buying HT 763, 4, 5 and 6WTs. 🙂 Always some custom work too and Ian goes for the lightest weight possible (and hook keeper rings, which adds a little bit of extra weight course!).

Interesting results on this arrangement:

I have weighed my HT4 and HT6, the results I think are interesting.
HT4vsHT6
Butt section 61g 55g
Top 3 Sections 26g 31g
Total weight 87g 86g
My HT6 is actually lighter than the HT4!
HT4 butt is our anodised alu spacer so the difference is clear; if you want the lightest HT possible then go for Latohegy Orange 🙂
Cheers, Paul

Instructor 7 with lime wraps

Certainly going to get noticed and of course that’s the whole point of an Instructor rod! Lime green, at least I think it’s lime, wraps. Maybe it’s chartreuse. With Torzite bullet-proof rings.

If you are an instructor then let me know because we have a pro-scheme for you. You can email me on paul@sexyloops.com and then check your spam filter for a reply 😀

You can read about the Sexyloops HT range here.

Cheers, Paul

 

HT7 Instructor

Arguably the very best instructor fly rod out there. The HT7 Instructor. This rod was designed for FFI instructor tests after we were repeatedly asked for a 9’ 7WT for these exams.

It’s also one hell of a streamer rod! Best not in white for spooky fish of course, unless you are fishing in a snow storm.

This one is built with clear wraps which look fantastic!

Personalised with a name decal 🙂

For your personalised Sexyloops high-performance rod email me on paul@sexyloops.com

Cheers, Paul

Blood Red HT10

Another exciting colour combination, this time an HT10 off to Singapore. Hopefully I will get to watch this one catch a Toman (Giant Snakehead) soon! It’s been a while since I’ve seen my friend Chuan 🙂

This rod is the real tropical SW go-to rod for me.  Originally developed fishing both sides of Australia, it’s a fast rod with feel in the butt. Developed for a 10WT line, not an 11 or 12!! 😀

We fit this rod with Titanium Torzite rings as standard but you can of course choose anything else if you want. You can find out more here.

Notice that Chuan has ordered a spare tip! We provide these as replacements at very favourable prices for all our rods for adventurous anglers and we include 5-piece rod pants. 🙂

Any questions ping me an email on paul@sexyloops.com

Cheers, Paul

HT763 Small Streams

This is the HT763 that took eons to develop! It’s a fantastic little rod for poking around in confined places. I had a great deal of fun testing the various prototypes here in Malaysia as well as around Europe.

We have a choice with this rod to have the cordura tube or an aluminium tube. In this case Ian has chosen the Latohegy Osage Orange spacer which looks fantastic!! Matching trims by Lee 🙂

Any questions about this or any of the Sexyloops rods, ping me an email on paul@sexyloops.com

Cheers, Paul