HTOC Comp Shirts

It’s taken a while but we’re on it now! Everyone who entered last year’s Great Hot Torpedo competition has won a shirt! I will be emailing you and linking you to this details page. Firstly there are in fact two shirts that you can choose from, in various styles. Firstly there is the ALL-NEW Trout Stealth Shirt which features, as the main image, a photograph from the well-known Fly Casting Guru, Aitor Coterón, which looks like this:

Also as an alternative choice you can choose this one, our traditional Tor Tambra, Jungle Mahseer Shirt:

Six-Pound Sean has asked for this one in preference as have a few others! These are the sizes of both:

Size    Shoulder   Chest    Sleeve
XS         15″              36″        20″
S           16″              38″         21″
M          17″             40″         22″
L           18″             42″         23″
XL         19″            44″         24″
2XL       20″           46″         25″
3XL       21″             48″        26″


You will need to check your sizes against other T-shirts you own, because sizing is different all over the world. In the USA for example L is XL in Europe and possible XXXL in Asia! This is because Americans are big people of course.  These stealth shirts are printed in Malaysia and consequently have Asian sizes. Please do check your size. I currently wear the XL size and it is a tight fit.


Next thing I will need to know is what you would like printed as your name. Where is says “Paul Arden” on the above shirts will be your name and company, team, casting qualification, logo, whatever takes your fancy. Stu has asked for the words “Hot Torpedo”.


You have the options to be short or long sleeve in this design and so far this is all free! However if you want you want a different shirt with a collar there is an example below of how this can look. This option will cost an extra 5GBP (because it’s a more expensive shirt). Ignore the design – this is a design of the manufacturer although in the future we can do something similar.

5. POST… is not included! But you can pick you shirt up directly from me, and while you are about it claim your free fly casting lesson! – all Hot Torpedo Owners get a free fly casting lesson from me, whether it is any good and actually helps you is not guaranteed! If you want me to post the shirt to you this will cost approx 10GBP for tracked and insured shipping from the Jungle here in Malaysia. Some of you have already paid. If you haven’t you can paypal me on – please send this as a friend’s payment since that is what we are and there is no profit here!

6. Additional Shirt/s

You may want a second or a third shirt, maybe one of each design and a couple of short and long sleeves and a collared version or two (can also be short sleeves or long). Normally these are 60USD which is 45GBP. For HTOC owners, however, because this is a special event, I can sell a second shirt of any design for 40GBP – you only need to pay one set of posting charges no matter how many shirts you require.

If you are coming the the UK HTOC weekend in August, or the World Championships the weekend before, then I can hand deliver your shirt/s.

Cheers, Paul

“A Great Casting Machine”

A beautiful set of HT Pro photos from Rainer’s “Pike Patrol”.

We are very busy currently with 10 new rods in production and one in for a re-pimp (seven orders last week!). Over the next few weeks we expect a 1 or possibly even 2 week lead time going into production. So if you have a trip planned and want a Hot Torpedo then please please let us know well in advance!

Thanks, Paul

HT Comp Shirt

This is the much anticipated Sexyloops shirt for our HT competition. Every entrant has won this exclusive shirt worth 60USD! Where it says Paul Arden it will say your name and even your website and/or casting qualifications – as you wish.

The shirt comes with sleeves (not shown 🙂 ) which can be long or short. It is possible to create a collared variation too but for a small extra charge. Shipping from Malaysia is 10GBP.

For sizing expect yourself to be one size larger than normal (the shirts are made for us in Malaysia!) so if you are an “L” please order an “XL”.

The fish was cleverly caught by Aitor Coréton. Thanks Aitor!

A Great Idea!

This is a great idea from An Ren Tan and it’s an idea that will appeal to those of you who own more than one HT flyrod. An has 4, 6, 8 and 10 – and his girlfriend 6 and 8 I believe! So to stop the blanks getting mixed up – which can happen to anyone of course – An has different end whippings for each rod.  This is his HT8, with metallic  silver! 🙂

Off to do battle with Tasmanian Sea-Trout

This is the latest Pro6 which has just left Gatwick Airport destined to Tasmania, where it will catch MANY large estuary sea trout 😀

I’m not sure if the rod was sent with a spare tip, or if it follows, however if YOU want a spare tip of the 4, 6 or 8WT models it will cost you an extra 100GBP at the time of order (slightly more for the HT10 because of the Torzite Rings). Furthermore, another special we are doing is for those who like two matching rods, we will make sure that the sections are all interchangeable between rods. I used to carry matching and interchangeable rods for backcountry NZ fishing.

We are very busy at the moment, which is how we like it!

Cheers, Paul

Sexyloops Rod Tubes

Just in – our latest shipment of Sexyloops Rod Tubes, courtesy of Rec Components in the USA. The end caps are now in gold to match the Sexyloops logo!

As beautiful as they are, for those of you who don’t require a sexy rod tube for your HT (I know many of you are like me and, instead of carrying multiple rod tubes, use a large drain pipe!) then we can subtract the cost of the aluminium tube and post your HT in a plastic tube.  Just email me if you would like this option! 🙂