The Snakehead Hunter

Just before lockdown, or in fact technically during the start of lockdown (because we were in the jungle and never heard of it!), Richard joined me for some Trophy Snakehead fishing and caught a fantastic free-riser on my HT10.

Not a bad fish at all, particularly since it was a free-riser and not a parenting fish. I believe I’m right in saying it has since qualified as a line-class world record fish!

Richard liked the Sexyloops rods so much that he ordered both the HT8 and HT10. He’s currently hunkered down in Thailand!

Lots of Instructor rods being ordered this week! It’s great to see that many of you are coming out of lockdown and can go fishing again. Here in Malaysia we are still under home curfew!

If you have any questions about the HT rods then please drop me a line on

Cheers, Paul

The Font Does It!

I’m liking this font! This is the HT4, which is off to Germany.

If you thought of a 4WT as a spineless noodle then think again! A remarkable rod – can throw a team of three 90 feet across a reservoir to reach a windlane and fish with unsurpassed (?) sensitivity 🙂 Can throw a weighted streamer down and across for BIG Kola Trout. Can topple over 5KG Giant Gourami. And finally, does exactly what it was designed for: will fish 7X or .10mm tippet and tiny flies with both skill and precision.

Why fish a 5 when you can fish a 4?

Any questions please feel free to drop me an email on

Cheers, Paul

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Wood can be Sexy!!

This is, almost certainly, the first wooden insert on an HT. Actually there are prototypes with wooden inserts, but I don’t count those! I’ve always liked the aluminium inserts that we have specially cut and anodised for us, however this the wooden insert on Nick’s new Instructor rod looks awesome!!

Tremendous build quality from our master rod builder Lee Martell – and I love the removable fighting butt. You too can have a rod like this. We love custom builds! Email me on to discuss your dream rod.

Cheers, Paul

Bart’s HT7

Have a few of these coming! Bart liked his father’s sea-trout HT7 so much that he had to have one for himself!

“I already felt a little depression coming up. My dad having such a nice rod and me not 😛”

A new Sexyloops rod will always cure your depression!!

Out of interest, all HT7s that we have sold so far, including Instructor versions, have been fitted with Torzite Titanium rings!

If you are interested in this, or any of our rods, then please email me on We are suddenly busy again.

The HT7 and HT7 Instructor rods are still not listed in the shop but they will be this weekend now that I have proper Internet 🙂

Cheers, Paul