HT7 Pro to UK

The fishing cannon! This rod was originally designed to cope fantastically well with the MCI test. Which is an unusual way of going about things, but equally it makes it a great all-round precision power house.

Fishing wise the 7 is an interesting rod. A 6 tends more towards big river dry fly and nymph combinations. An 8 on the other hand is throwing a 1/0 in saltwater, or in my case for large Snakehead. A 7 is going to cope with both.

At one extreme it’s a powerful trout fishing rod, particularly for bank fishing or fishing sinking lines, good all round rod, particularly for big fish. On the other side, it’s a lightish saltwater and streamer rod. One of the things I did with my prototype was to take it Snakehead fishing for 6 months to see what it could do. And it’s definitely a machine! It will absolutely become my go-to Bonefish rod in a few years time.

Quite a few are being used for Redfish in Texas where a calm day is when it’s windy.

Remember all HT rods go into a Sexyloops Hot Torpedo competition where the winner wins a 2 week all expenses paid trip with me in about four years time, when we have the Sexyloops Pirate Ship.

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Cheers, Paul


HT4 to Tas

Perhaps my favourite rod in the HT lineup. I think it’s at the limits of rod length vs line weight where it’s possible to maintain the HT action and feel. In other words I don’t think we can make a 9’6” HT4 that’s an “HT”and I don’t think we can make a HT3 that’s 9’! And I’m not going to try either 😀

Anyway this is a blinder of a rod. Originally designed for the chalkstreams in the Balkans, where one needs to fish smallish flies 16-22, with fine tippets 7X/.10mm. And we don’t want to be getting broken off, so the tip really has to have some give.

But equally it’s an HT, so while the butt has give, it’s not too soft. In other words it has the HT action and you’ll know that when you cast it.

I fish a SA DT4 on mine, but the SA Trout is a good one too apparently. And in the right hands it will put out a long line, over 100’. Which makes it a very nice rod for Stillwaters as well, where you can make long casts and have extreme sensitivity because of the light fly line. Great for buzzer fishing!!

And big fish are no problems. My lucky no.4 has landed 8lb trout in Russia, 5KG Gourami in Malaysia, 16lb carp in Jersey. Basically it’s a fishing machine, as well as my go-to trout and Grayling rod.

Anyway this one is off to Tassie for some stream fishing! I look forward to meeting the owner for a Zoom casting session.  And who knows? Maybe he wins the two week SW fishing adventure? 😀

Email me or WhatsApp me on +60198549552 for more info or to order.

Thanks, Paul

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The HT5

One of our latest rods. The HT5. This one went to Wales, for an Australian, living in Africa :)) A tremendous rod that took me an extraordinary amount of time to finish. I’m always accusing others of being perfectionists. It turns out I am not immune to the disease either!

Still, I’m not the only perfectionist at Sexyloops and it appears that Lee is another :)) We are a little backed up with orders at the moment. This is partly because we have rather a lot of orders on the go but also because Lee was unhappy with one of the builds recently (perhaps a thread wrap wasn’t perfectly laid) and he stripped the rod and started again.

Remember every rod at the moment has a 1 in 666 chance of winning a fully paid two-week saltwater fly fishing adventure with me. And of course each rod comes with a one-hour Zoom casting session as standard.

More details on the HT5 can be found here. To order or for more information please email me on or WhatsApp me on +60198549552

Cheers, Paul


An HT6 off to Tasmania last weekend. A great all-round trout rod. We have quite a few of these in Tassie of course. For most of my previous trip I fished the HT4, but there were certainly times when the HT6 was the better option. Particularly for taking shots in strong crosswinds as I remember.

Remember, all of our sales come with a Zoom session where we can have an online meet and cast together. And for the current 666 rod sales cycle you can win an all expenses fly fishing trip with us.

Email me on or WhatsApp +60198549552 to order or find out more. You can find out more about Sexyloops rods here.

Cheers, Paul

HT8 to Straylia

Nice to see Torzites on an HT8. Definitely I think this would make a difference here for the quick Snakehead shots. And we are going to find out because I’m hoping that Peter brings this rod over next month to play!

Remember every HT comes with a 1HR Zoom Cast session. And you enter a 1 in 666 chance of winning an all expenses paid SW fly fishing trip with me.

More details on this and all of our rods can be found here . Or you can email me on or WhatsApp +60198549552

Cheers, Paul

HT4 to Tas

I don’t like to say I have a favourite, but if I did have one, then this would be it! I think it’s right at the limits of what is possible to accomplish in a carbon 9’ 4WT. But that’s me 🙂


Really nice custom work as usual from our master craftsman Lee. (Lee has a beard too by the way; you would expect that from us. His is more “Lord of the Rings”). I like the red trims (rod, not Lee, although actually…).

This rod has been well on its way for some time actually, and I’m looking forward to meeting Jason for a Zoom Casting meet. That’s always fun! And if life goes to plan then Ashly and I should be back in Tassie again next January.

And let me tell you, the HT4 is my goto Trout Rod for just about everything, especially down there!

We are flat out at the moment. I have three more exciting recent rod builds to post here, and Lee is in a rod building frenzy. That’s how we like it.

More on the HT4 here. Email me on or WhatsApp me on +60198549552 for any questions you may have, or to quickly place an order.



A special HT8 custom built for Mika the Legend. It’s taken a while to order this fine beast! Mika was casting mine in Malaysia and decided he needed one – as does everyone of course 🙂

Mika’s rods always have some unique element to them! And this one is no exception of course.

Lee had to shorten “Hot Torpedo” into HT otherwise Mika would have needed a longer rod 😀

Best cork and fittings in the business.

“T-seeker” and let’s hope it’s a 6KG T next time 🙂

For your custom HT email me on or WhatsApp me on +60198549552

You can find out more about your next Sexyloops flyrod here!

Cheers, Paul

Smooth and Effortless

Custom HT7 Instructor rod headed Stateside. It’s the classic Sexyloops fast action with deep feel HT design, that I love. How else to describe a rod…. Magic? 🙂

The rod arrived with Mark last week. Mark writes:

It’s safe to say I have a new favorite fly rod. Very smooth and effortless casts, and easy to cast tighter loops

That’s wonderful 🙂 🙂 🙂

For more info on this or any of our rods, please feel free to email me on or WhatsApp me on +60198549552

Cheers, Paul

The 666 series

Viking Lars managed to lose his original trusty 666 HT Comp 5 on a train ride. If you find it or hear about it then please let us know.

So we have carefully made a replacement. Same HT6 blank, same reel spacer, same H&H rings. Slightly different variation on the “666” serial number!

The original Sexyloops Comp5 is of course available by special order. Just drop me an email on or WhatsApp me on +60198549552


Pro8 the workhorse

When we first designed this rod I called it a “cannon with finesse”! An 8WT is a real go-to workhorse. I’ve certainly mistreated mine on fish 🙂 It’s a fairly lightweight SW rod, a heavy trout rod and for me a go-to Snakehead rod, all rolled into one.

This rod has gone to Wales but ultimately it’s heading to Senegal, where I have an Australian Zoom Casting “athlete” 🙂 Talking of which, for those who want it, every HT currently being sent receives a free Zoom Casting session with me. We can talk fishing, we can talk double haul, we can even talk beer!

The finest cork money can buy!

I fish this rod over 300 days/year, year in year out. For flylines I recommend SA Bonefish8, SA MED8, SA Infinity8, SA Redfish8 and I’m currently testing the Ballistic Saltwater 8. Most of these are true-to-weight 8WT lines. A couple are half over. My go-to line is currently the Bonefish.

I actually made a video mentioning this rod last week… 

You can find out about all Sexyloops flyrods here. You can email me on and I am WhatsAppable (?) on +60198549552 🙂

Cheers, Paul