Turning heads and Spacers

This is quite a stunning looking HT4 crafted for Ian. Originally Ian asked for Latohegy Osage Orange but unfortunately we don’t have this option yet. However Lee had some pretty exciting looking wood he was wanting to turn.

Which came out like this…

And this has resulting in a quite wonderful HT4…

With a removable butt…

Fantastic work from Lee!!! 😀 😀

It was quite a funny story on the decision to purchase this rod by Ian. Many years ago when I had the first prototype HT4 I met Ian for a cast on the side of the A1 travelling from North to South. And now some 7-8 years later Ian has his rod. I hope it was worth the wait! It certainly looks amazing 😀

Cheers, Paul

PS more details on the HT4:

(this is my go-to trout rod).

And as always please feel free to email me on paul@sexyloops.com for more info.


Quite a few readers would rather build their own Sexyloops HT. Particularly during lockdown! We can provide the Hot Torpedo blank, tube, decals, the cork grip, socks (or “rod pants” as Ivica calls them!) and occasionally other components too – particularly if they are hard to get and we have them!

Many years ago I built a Loomis IMX. I bought the blank from Steve Parton. You’ve seen my flies? Say no more! 😀

We don’t list this option in our shop and it’s all personal service only. But if you have the dream of building your own Hot Torpedo then please drop me an email on paul@sexyloops.com

This is Mike’s HT7, build in Switzerland. He wanted to try the HT first and so I put him in touch with Flavio. Flavio is also a home builder and has quite a few HTs!

Mike writes, “Just wanted to let you know that a Hot torpedo #7 is now in Zurich for testing. 🙂 I fished it only once but it was a great pleasure to have the first self-made rod in my hand and it casts absolutely great.”

It looks great too! I actually have a few of these to post and I’m now looking forward to seeing some trophy fish next 🙂 If you have a home built HT of your own, that you would like to share, then please send me some photos!

Cheers, Paul

It’s another… HT10!!

I know you’re probably thinking we don’t make anything apart from HT10s, but we do really manufacture other rods!!! It’s just that the start of this year has predominantly been HT10/Comp5 rods! And this is another one to Japan 🙂

I’m seriously hoping that we get to cast in competitions again this year. Fingers crossed!

I’m delighted to see so many of these rods in top fly casters hands. We are developing a T27 competition rod now. This will take some time of course! I also have prototypes 9’ 5WT and 9’6 7WT “fishing” rods also being assembled at the moment, ready for some serious testing.

For my next post I shall show you some home-builds 🙂

As always if you would like to learn more about this or any of our rods then please email me on paul@sexyloops.com

Cheers, Paul

HT10 perfect build

Lee’s been busy while I’ve been down the lake, with a few of these in production. The first few months of 2021 has definitely been HT10 season!

Such a great tool. A lot of effort went into this rod and it’s nice that it’s so well received.

You can find more about the Sexyloops “Hot Torpedo” fly rod series here https://www.sexyloops.com/index.php/webshop/list/70/fly-rods or simply drop me an email on paul@sexyloops.com

Cheers, Paul