Lightweight HT5

My favourite 5WT! Ian has a love of super light rods and the Hungarian Latohegy Osage Orange spacer, which looks beautiful!

I made a short video about this rod sometime ago where I mentioned that my final decision over it came down to throwing short-mid range Accuracy. The 5WT is an extremely versatile rod but I really needed something tangible to work towards.

A really fun and enjoyable rod to fish. A question I am often asked is if one has the HT4 and HT6 is it worth having the HT5 as well? Which is an excellent question since there is already a crossover in applications between the HT4 and HT6!

Certainly many of our HT4&6 owners have bought the HT5. Ian is actually one such chap! One argument is that there is a 25% weight difference between a 4 and 6 flyline, which is quite a jump. Casting-wise there is certainly a difference when it comes to casting a 5 line at targets! So while it was really built with that in mind, the ultimate question is when is a 5 line better than a 4 or 6 line? And when would I choose the 5? All good questions. For me I would choose the 5 over the 6 when fishing smaller flies and the 5 over the 4 when casting across cross-winds. Of course having all three is a luxury but you only live once, or many times if you are a Buddhist.

You can find out more about the HT5 on this page.

As always for more info feel free to email me on

Latohegy Orange spacers available on request!

Cheers, Paul


Father and Son HT6

A couple of HT6 rods off to New Zealand. Snake rings as recommended by Stuntman Ronan (well he is a stuntman) and spare tips too! Spare tips are a great idea if you are an adventurous angler and if you want one for your HT we can whip up a 5-piece rod sock. Lee used different trim colours on the rods to distinguish them from each other.

Really great to see the Pro6 heading over to New Zealand. It was my 20 years of summering in NZ that led to the development of this rod. It’s my go-to rod for Giant Gourami here in Malaysia and technically speaking our “flag-ship rod”.

I hope that they catch many big fish and have a long and hard life!! You can read more about this rod here:

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Thanks! Paul