HT8 to Straylia

Nice to see Torzites on an HT8. Definitely I think this would make a difference here for the quick Snakehead shots. And we are going to find out because I’m hoping that Peter brings this rod over next month to play!

Remember every HT comes with a 1HR Zoom Cast session. And you enter a 1 in 666 chance of winning an all expenses paid SW fly fishing trip with me.

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Cheers, Paul

HT4 to Tas

I don’t like to say I have a favourite, but if I did have one, then this would be it! I think it’s right at the limits of what is possible to accomplish in a carbon 9’ 4WT. But that’s me 🙂


Really nice custom work as usual from our master craftsman Lee. (Lee has a beard too by the way; you would expect that from us. His is more “Lord of the Rings”). I like the red trims (rod, not Lee, although actually…).

This rod has been well on its way for some time actually, and I’m looking forward to meeting Jason for a Zoom Casting meet. That’s always fun! And if life goes to plan then Ashly and I should be back in Tassie again next January.

And let me tell you, the HT4 is my goto Trout Rod for just about everything, especially down there!

We are flat out at the moment. I have three more exciting recent rod builds to post here, and Lee is in a rod building frenzy. That’s how we like it.

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A special HT8 custom built for Mika the Legend. It’s taken a while to order this fine beast! Mika was casting mine in Malaysia and decided he needed one – as does everyone of course 🙂

Mika’s rods always have some unique element to them! And this one is no exception of course.

Lee had to shorten “Hot Torpedo” into HT otherwise Mika would have needed a longer rod 😀

Best cork and fittings in the business.

“T-seeker” and let’s hope it’s a 6KG T next time 🙂

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Cheers, Paul

Smooth and Effortless

Custom HT7 Instructor rod headed Stateside. It’s the classic Sexyloops fast action with deep feel HT design, that I love. How else to describe a rod…. Magic? 🙂

The rod arrived with Mark last week. Mark writes:

It’s safe to say I have a new favorite fly rod. Very smooth and effortless casts, and easy to cast tighter loops

That’s wonderful 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Cheers, Paul

The 666 series

Viking Lars managed to lose his original trusty 666 HT Comp 5 on a train ride. If you find it or hear about it then please let us know.

So we have carefully made a replacement. Same HT6 blank, same reel spacer, same H&H rings. Slightly different variation on the “666” serial number!

The original Sexyloops Comp5 is of course available by special order. Just drop me an email on or WhatsApp me on +60198549552


Pro8 the workhorse

When we first designed this rod I called it a “cannon with finesse”! An 8WT is a real go-to workhorse. I’ve certainly mistreated mine on fish 🙂 It’s a fairly lightweight SW rod, a heavy trout rod and for me a go-to Snakehead rod, all rolled into one.

This rod has gone to Wales but ultimately it’s heading to Senegal, where I have an Australian Zoom Casting “athlete” 🙂 Talking of which, for those who want it, every HT currently being sent receives a free Zoom Casting session with me. We can talk fishing, we can talk double haul, we can even talk beer!

The finest cork money can buy!

I fish this rod over 300 days/year, year in year out. For flylines I recommend SA Bonefish8, SA MED8, SA Infinity8, SA Redfish8 and I’m currently testing the Ballistic Saltwater 8. Most of these are true-to-weight 8WT lines. A couple are half over. My go-to line is currently the Bonefish.

I actually made a video mentioning this rod last week… 

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Cheers, Paul

HT7 Instructor

This really is a bit of a rocket launcher. 7WT is a middle-weight distance line. In the right hands, a really fine cast will throw a MED7 145, maybe even 150’!! That’s serious distance casting territory. A six doesn’t go as far and for most people an 8 doesn’t either!

However despite the fact that the 7 line is a long distance javelin, a rod is still a fishing rod and has to be comfortable at throwing this line all fishing distances, which means from a few feet away and everything else up to max distance, excelling at short and, particularly, middle distance.

When we deigned this rod it was actually quite simple: I used the FFI MCI performance test as my testing ground. Particularly regarding Mends, Rolls and Accuracy. The distance requirement is a given!

This is actually a replacement for Jim’s existing HT7. We must have made 300 Instructor white rods over the years and never had a problem. But for some reason, Jim’s paint is falling off almost as quickly as we put it on! And so we have the replaced it :))

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Cheers, Paul

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.

You can find more info on the HT8 here.  And of course feel free to email me on or WhatsApp me on +60198549552

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!

You too can have a Hot Torpedo like Sean’s. Just email me on and we will get the exact colour scheme of your choosing.