The Italian Job

One of three rods for the Italian Team at the World Champioships bringing their total to six! Which means at a minimum Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Japan and Jersey will all be wielding Hot Torpedos in the 5WT distance event.

For the first three World Championships, all held in Norway, I cast using the HT6 blank (Instructor and Comp5 variations) for this event. Twice I reached the finals – ie the top six competitors – and once narrowly missing the finals. No medals however and a bit of a lottery with the wind!

For the most recent World Championships, held in Estonia in 2016, we had just launched the Hot Torpedo 10 weight fitted with Torzite Rings. This rod is our Competiton 5 V2 and has been our top seller because it’s both a fantastic 10WT (it’s my go-to Snakehead rod) and also a remarkable 5WT competition distance rod. In the Estonian World Champships I came third and received the Bronze Medal.

This coming August the World Championships are to be held in Cumbria. I suspect and hope we will have a few HTs in the final and fingers crossed the Gold!

If a rod is going to explode chances are it will be at this event… I will have a backup HT10 for all HT owners in case of such a scenario.

Hot Torpedo 6 – hot off the rack

We are fast catching up on a busy couple of weeks. I think we still have five or six to build not including the ones drying, the two in for a re-pimp and the spare tips on order. Anyway it’s great to be busy – thanks so much for that.

I plan to add a couple more HTs to the series this summer. Hopefully we can keep up with demand. Please do plan ahead if you at ordering since this is always a busy time of year for us.

This HT is off to Germany – interestingly we have two rods being made with the name decal “Schmid” at the moment – this one for Martin and a SW HT6 for Marcus in Jersey. (All HT rods are saltwater proof – it’s just that Marcus is ordering a Full Wells grip for his.

Cheers, Paul