HT6 Instructor to Germany

Actually this is the first of two Instructor 6 rods heading to Germany! If you join me for a campfire then please remind me to tell you about how Brexit affects UK businesses and we will put another log on the fire. The only silver lining is that it gives me some interesting stories to tell!

Our Spanish rod builder, Juan, is making a HT6 for a customer in Scandinavia shortly. By the middle of this year we will have Juan fully organised. As you can imagine Brexit has required some complicated organising which in effect doubles our rod components stock holding. Basically it’s a second mirror business that was totally unnecessary a few years ago and totally necessary today. The only place in the world where customers are charged import fees on HTs is the EU. And we need to avoid that… or put our prices up 20%. So we need to avoid that!

Anyway another cracking rod. Really fine work from Lee again. Next week Lee will be incredibly busy building 5WTs. If you are really fast you might be able to get an order in before the blanks arrive. We have a few rods in stock of course. But when the HT5 blanks arrive we will be flat out for some weeks.

As always feel free to drop me an email on any time.

Cheers, Paul

HT7 Instructor

Another HT7 Instructor off to the States. This one was delayed by snow storms. That’s a first for us! You might be wondering how this is possible? The name decals are printed as slides for us in the US and they had snow storms!

We are very busy at the moment gearing up for the soon to be released HT5. If you would like to pre-order yours then please email me on

Apart from that it’s all systems go!
Cheers, Paul


Here is an HT7 Instructor rod off to the USA. I always said that a 7WT was overkill for the exams and a 6WT was plenty, but it’s actually become one of my favourite rods! 🙂 It is the only rod that we have designed for the instructor exams in mind, but it is a tremendous streamer rod and generates very high line speed –and still has the Hot Torpedo feel of course. There are definitely times when it is my rod off choice over both the HT6 and HT8.

I really like these hot orange whippings, especially long term when the epoxy starts to discolour slightly they look so much better.

You can find more information about this particular rod here and all the Sexyloops rods here.

The big news this month is that we have finalised the HT905 design and are taking pre-orders in advance of the official launch in March. If you order this month you will still be able to take advantage of 2021 prices and have it in time for April. More on all of this next week. In the meantime you can order here alternatively drop me an email on There is more information on the HT5 on this page.

There will also be the Latohegy Osage Orange reel spacers option…

As always if you have any questions at all feel free to email me on And remember all rods come with a free one-hour Zoom video conferencing lesson!

Cheers, Paul

Doubling Up!

From my early days of fly fishing, as a student, I always doubled up on my rods. By this I meant that I always had an identical spare as back-up. This often came in very handy, particularly after I started travelling!

I’ve noticed that I’m not alone in this regards. It’s not uncommon for our customers to have two HT rods of the same line weight and length. Dirk for example has two HT10s. Chuan has two of just about everything 🙂

This is a Torzite-ringed HT7 which is the spare for the first HT7 for an MCI candidate in the States. Great stuff! Incidentally if you are up for a CI or MCI exam, and own any HT rod, then do let me know because I regularly go through the exam theory via email. It’s always good to bounce ideas off someone, especially if that someone is me 🙂

You can read more about the Sexyloops rods here: and email me on any questions!

Pro7 Streamer Rod to NZ

Here is our latest rod to ship this week. It’s a HT7 with a spare tip for accidents! We can send you a spare tip at the time of order when requested. This is a great idea if you are fishing in the wilderness.

Drop me an email on to find out more! We build in UK and we can also build in the EU if required. This is a cracking rod and is the one I use for my casting training nowadays. I would be tempted to use it as my go-to backcountry nymphing rod. 🙂

Frog Feeders

A bit of feedback here… cracking fish!

Gday Paul,
The HT6 is loving the frog feeders down here in Tasmania. Every time I use this rod it amazes me more, I love it. Arrow straight shots to these fish, no problem. Putting the brakes on them to keep away from trouble, no problem. What can’t it do, I have no idea because I haven’t found it yet.Thanks again mate for introducing the world to the HT series of rods. Now where is that 5 wt…😂😂


The Anubis

Pretty stunning looking custom HT4 for Nick! Definitely not your normal 4WT that’s for sure, especially this one! 😀

Comes with a hook keeper and a spare rod tip (both special orders!).

The HT4 is one of my personal favourites. It took almost 5 years to develop (or something ridiculous like that) and many attempts. It’s my go-to Trout and Grayling rod, that punches well above its weight with the unique HT’s fast/feel action. Mine has landed 16lb Carp, 5KG Giant Gourami and 8lb Brown Trout. It doesn’t hold back!!


Here is some great feedback on the HT6 we have over in Texas…

Hey Paul!  Looks like the 7 weight should be here any day now.
I’ve really grown to love the 6 weight at this point – I went to the local fly shop and cast several other high-end rods and they just don’t really hold a candle to it.  Loop shape and line speed were so much better with the HT, and I was able to control everything in a way that the other rods just don’t really provide.

Always nice to hear! 😀 You can see the complete HT range here and of course feel free to drop me an email on

Cheers, Paul