This is Iain’s third Hot Torpedo. He already has the 4 and the 10. This is the 8 and we are building his HT6 next week. That’s most bases covered!!
Of all the HT rods, surprisingly perhaps, it’s the HT8 that I seem to use the most. It was originally developed as a SW all-round flats rod. When we launched it, I likened it to “a canon with finesse” – which sums it up nicely I think 🙂
As part of our testing we took a range of 9’ 8WTs from different manufacturers and compared them side by side to three of the later prototypes we had. As far as I can work out many 8WT rods appear to be designed for heavier lines! Tip bounce is also a common problem.
“A canon with finesse” 😀 The HT8 is also a big fish magician! Mine has caught an 11.5lb Brown Trout in the Kola Peninsular, 16lb Carp in Jersey, 17lb Giant Snakehead in Malaysia and some rather nice Bonefish in the Maldives. It was blasting Ladyfish a few months ago! What will you catch on yours? 🙂
Incidentally here in the tropics I use an SA Bonefish 8WT line on mine.
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I’m quite excited to receive a couple of HT Prototypes in the next weeks. There is the much-worked-on HT905 to cast and fish. I’ve lost count of the number of these prototypes I’ve had! But I’m really focussed on this one now and hope to have a finalised version by the end of the year. But as you’ll no doubt know it “takes as long as it takes”. And sometimes even longer than that!
And then there is the T27 prototype. Now this will be the second prototype since arguably “The Ranpage” is a T27 (and also a T38!). That’s the one I’ve been using up to now for competition and it’s quite the broomstick. But it’s only 9’6 and I’m keen to explore slightly softer and longer. So this development is going to take a while – you can tell that, right? 🙂
The T27 build actually catches two fish with one cast because this one was built by Juan in Spain. Brexit has thrown up many hurdles, particularly the introduction of VAT charges on import from UK to EU and so we are taking this opportunity to expand. Ultimately we are looking to build EU destined rods within the EU. Lee is working very closely with Juan to make sure that they are Hot Torpedos in every way!!