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. 🙂
We’re not fast, but we’re faster than a flyswap. Lee really went to town with Ashly’s winning customised (pimped) HT6:
The colour scheme has been chosen by Ashly!
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…
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!!