Tropical Thunderbolt Lines

I bought a limited run of tropical Thunderbolt lines in 6WT for the HT Instructor rods (or anyone who likes orange coloured tropical lines!). I first got hold of these in the UK a few months ago and found them to be similar to casting wire – so they are definitely not to be used in cold water climates!

These lines are the same 110ft lines that are our original Thunderbolt taper and manufactured by RIO. The Thunderbolt taper is actually Jerry Siem’s TCR taper from quite a few years ago. It has a head of 57’6″ head with a very long rear taper. Perfect for long carries, mends at distance, and a good all-round fishing line.

It’s a flyline I’ve been casting here in Malaysia where the day time temp is around 34C. So if you are living in a warm climate and looking for a top quality casting line then look no further!

We are selling them without the box for 84USD delivered. If you want a box to go with your line then please add another 5USD. The boxes are printed cardboard and the spool is the usual plastic spool, both of which normally end in the bin.

To spool up either unroll the flyline first using a rolled up magazine as a temporary line holder or maybe one of the old plastic spools that you haven’t thrown away. If you have a line winder then you’ll know what to do. 🙂




Ashly’s winning rod

We’re not fast, but we’re faster than a flyswap. Lee really went to town with Ashly’s winning customised (pimped) HT6:

“Happy girl is the prettiest”

The colour scheme has been chosen by Ashly!

“Ashly Arden” – lucky girl! 🙂
Lucky no.8
Damascus Steel spacer

Now this is a little bit different! A Damascus Steel spacer for the reel seat. Never been done before! It’s a bit of a test to see how much maintenance is required – some light oiling from time to time to be sure. Also adds some weight, but in a nice way…

Fighting Butt
Sans fighting butt!
The white thread is luminous! Perfect for putting your rod together in the dark.
The “Munro Grip”
The winning rod!

This was Ashly’s winning entry.

For next year’s Hot Torpedo competition I am looking for ideas.

For a custom Hot Torpedo of your own check out our shop.

For customer reviews look here.

And for everyone who entered this last competition I am ordering your shirts this week! Yay – just in time for Christmas! 🙂 🙂

Cheers, Paul

Builds gone wild!

We’ve been pretty flat out recently with the new trout season in the Southern Hemisphere starting. Here is an example of an HT6 that went to Tassie for the brackish water browns (no idea why they call the “Slob Trout” – anything but!!!)

And the of course we have Stu Tripney’s Instructor HT10!!!

We have a couple of other builds for Stu coming up too – one thing can be said for Stu, he has some funky ideas 😀 😀

More photos soon – I’m still recovering from a triathlon. Fishing all next week!!

Cheers, Paul

Thunderbolt 6 Instructor Lines

Some new fly lines have arrived. These are Thunderbolt Instructor lines, slightly stiffer than most in 6WT. Perfect for the HT Instructor rods.

They have the same tapers and length as the Thunderbolt 5 . (Of which we only have three left in stock by the way!)

I’m thinking of having two prices. One without packaging which is good for the environment and the other with box included!

I’ll put them in the shop tonight. Usual price which will include shipping. Maybe an extra 5USD for the box.

Cheers, Paul