HT8 to France

A rather more subtle choice of whipping colours compared to Six Pound Sean’s excitement of last week!! This week it’s Ninja Black. Looks very nice I think, and in fact it’s the same combination as my own first custom rod that was built by Steve Parton many years ago.

This rod’s intended target is Shad (they have two species). I don’t know very much about this fish but they certainly sound like fun! I’m looking forward to learning more.

This is actually my go-to rod weight for much of my fishing nowadays. It’s the rod I use for Snakehead and Jungle Perch as well as SW flats. Comfortably fast and a bit of a machine. We call it a “cannon with finesse”.

It has been designed using a true-to-weight 8WT line. Not a 9WT line. So if you go by AFFTA you won’t go wrong. I use SA Bonefish 8 and MED8 as my go to floating lines. Also happy with the Infinity, which I know is 1/2 line heavy. I’m looking forward to testing a tropical Ballistic 8 soon too.

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Cheers, Paul


Another trusty HT6

This is off to Alaska in fact it was posted a few weeks ago and I’m just catching up after being temporarily blinded by Sean’s HT8 I posted last time. Navy Blue with gold trims. Nicely understated, unlike Sean’s of course

Really great to see these rods going out again. Some real problems with the post office but seem to be running smoothly now.

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An exciting HT8

Six-pound Sean never does anything by halves.  When he said he wanted Orange and Claret whippings Lee knew exactly what he meant… “exciting”.  After all, how can you possibly make the HT8 more exciting than it already is? “Impossible” thought many. But Sean had an idea that he didn’t even know about, and selected Hot Orange and Claret whippings.

We like the subtleness of the “Hot Torpedo” logo: “H T”. Perfect. We think it contrasts nicely to the hot orange whippings.

As Sean correctly points out, getting lost on the Mexican flats while fishing for imaginary bonefish is not going to be a problem for him, because Tom will know where he is at all times.

Just don’t lose your sunglasses!

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