The fishing cannon! This rod was originally designed to cope fantastically well with the MCI test. Which is an unusual way of going about things, but equally it makes it a great all-round precision power house.
Fishing wise the 7 is an interesting rod. A 6 tends more towards big river dry fly and nymph combinations. An 8 on the other hand is throwing a 1/0 in saltwater, or in my case for large Snakehead. A 7 is going to cope with both.
At one extreme it’s a powerful trout fishing rod, particularly for bank fishing or fishing sinking lines, good all round rod, particularly for big fish. On the other side, it’s a lightish saltwater and streamer rod. One of the things I did with my prototype was to take it Snakehead fishing for 6 months to see what it could do. And it’s definitely a machine! It will absolutely become my go-to Bonefish rod in a few years time.
Quite a few are being used for Redfish in Texas where a calm day is when it’s windy.
Remember all HT rods go into a Sexyloops Hot Torpedo competition where the winner wins a 2 week all expenses paid trip with me in about four years time, when we have the Sexyloops Pirate Ship.
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Perhaps my favourite rod in the HT lineup. I think it’s at the limits of rod length vs line weight where it’s possible to maintain the HT action and feel. In other words I don’t think we can make a 9’6” HT4 that’s an “HT”and I don’t think we can make a HT3 that’s 9’! And I’m not going to try either 😀
Anyway this is a blinder of a rod. Originally designed for the chalkstreams in the Balkans, where one needs to fish smallish flies 16-22, with fine tippets 7X/.10mm. And we don’t want to be getting broken off, so the tip really has to have some give.
But equally it’s an HT, so while the butt has give, it’s not too soft. In other words it has the HT action and you’ll know that when you cast it.
I fish a SA DT4 on mine, but the SA Trout is a good one too apparently. And in the right hands it will put out a long line, over 100’. Which makes it a very nice rod for Stillwaters as well, where you can make long casts and have extreme sensitivity because of the light fly line. Great for buzzer fishing!!
And big fish are no problems. My lucky no.4 has landed 8lb trout in Russia, 5KG Gourami in Malaysia, 16lb carp in Jersey. Basically it’s a fishing machine, as well as my go-to trout and Grayling rod.
Anyway this one is off to Tassie for some stream fishing! I look forward to meeting the owner for a Zoom casting session. And who knows? Maybe he wins the two week SW fishing adventure? 😀
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