The Story of the first SEXYLOOPS HOT TORPEDO FLY ROD
(Warning – colourful language 11th paragraph!)
Hello All readers and Sexyloops HT owners. Welcome to my story of the Sexiest Fly Rod ever and its adventures. After I read Paul’s front page about the comp I thought, who else, but SERIAL NO.1 OF HT COMP5 owner should kick off.
My great adventure involving HT COMP 5 started in 2012 during World Championships in Norway. I broke my TCR during trout distance and then Paul said I should try his rod which was the prototype of the HT COMP 5.
“WOW- I want one”, my first and last thought was; and there was not much to comment in the beginning, as watching tight, sexyloops unrolling in silence was enough to describe this magic wand. Next was admiring something new that I haven’t seen in other fly rods yet, matt finish of the blank, single foot guides positioned in upward angle, and those loops, loops, loops I just wanted to cast it and cast it…. OK enough, “Paul I would like to have one please….”
As I like to keep my fishing gear always clean and in a good condition, and I like it to be done perfectly – buy once, but good and have it for years – I started bombarding Paul with emails about the rod.
– HOW IS IT, IS IT READY YET, IS IT STRAIGHT, IS THE FINISH NICE???
– DID YOU TESTED, DID YOU TESTED? MAKE SURE NOT TO SEND ME ROD THAT DOESN’T PERFORM, and so on and so on.
Booom, package arrived and the new Serial No.1 Sexyloops HT Comp 5 is with daddy. Beautfly done with great feel. “Let’s take for a spin” I said, and string the rod with 5wt MED.
Since I like distance casting I put some pressure on that HT COMP 5, and as I got better I put more pressure by carrying more line, AND THEN IT HAPPENED????? forward cast and the tip broke in a half- fucking hell I thought- why the shits happen to me???
Back to emails with Paul bla bla bla same story, but this time I was going to pick it up myself and check it, cast it and pack it up.
We had a weekend of single handed spey casting organized in Paul’s place in Hungary. This was a fantastic weekend including Janko from Croatia, and my HT COMP 5 came to life. This time No 2 with my name on it.
It is fantastic rod, I cast, I fished, I cast, I fish.
In 2013 I won the first Italian Championships – guess with what rod???
Then in November 2013 I took this rod all over the World with me as I worked on the cruise ships. Sometimes I had to explain myself to people why I have a black tube with SEXYLOOPS written on it. They thought I am kind of pervert with dildos in the tube????. When I explained them and told them about the loops- YOU KNOW TIGHTER IS SEXIER- they still looked at me like Im a pervert ???
Soon after the cruise ships I decided to give a new home to the HT COMP 5- Brisbane, Australia. In November 2014 Paul stoped by at my place on his way to Cape York fishing trip. He brought with him the prototype of the Hot Torpedo 10wt. I made a bet with Paul, but only me and Paul knows about it ??? and I almost won the rod, well he had some good time in Cape York and pulled some decent fish on it.
Fishing wise I use my HT COMP 5 mainly for carp, bass and some light saltwater fly fishing, but the main purpose of that rod was to help me get better in my distance casting. So I cast, I cast and cast more ’til I crack it again- fuck me not again I thought- but no panic as I know replacement service from Sexyloops is awesome, so guess what- back to Paul.
This happened at the time when SL HT 10WT was about to be released.Paul is very convincing and I’m very weak, so the order for the first ever made SL HT 10WT was placed and I was waiting for the serial No.1 “cracker of a rod”.
Deal was to send my entire HT COMP 5 No.2 with my name on it to Spain for a repair and meanwhile my 10wt was perfected by Lee in the UK, and then 5wt goes to Lee and from Lee both rods to Australia. As I have a lot of luck with SL HT, guess what- some fucking cunt lost it, or stole it somewhere in Germany while it was on the way to UK from Spain and some other lucky fucker is fishing, casting this great rod with my name on it.
I am a patient person and I don’t mind to wait for things once they are done perfectly, so we stopped the shipping of my 10 wt and waited for the new SL HT COMP 5 to be built. Finally the rods arrived 2 days apart, but they were here.
First 10 wt, wow, what a rod. I did not fish with it yet as I’m too busy at work, but I have time to cast it 5 times a week and let me tell you that Im really looking forward to my casting session just to see those loops.
Funny thing about the SL HT COMP 5 is that the serial number now is 123. Im not sure if it was done in purpose as a description of me having number 1, losing number 2 and finally stick to number 3 (third time lucky- I hope?), well now Im a happy owner of 2 SEXYLOOPS HOT TORPEDO FLY RODS.
See some pictures and videos with me having great time with that rods.
If you are on the market for a new rod do yourself a favour and look no further- GET ONE OF THE AWESOME RANGE OF THE SEXYLOOPS FLY RODS.
Thanks for reading