Sexyloops Hot Torpedo Owners’ Competition 2019

For this year’s highly anticipated HT competition we want to hear stories from your Hot Torpedo!!! What it’s been up to, tales of trophy fish, big casts, heroic moments – anything goes. Every rod has a story to tell!

Best monthly story wins a custom Sexyloops T-Shirt of your design – you provide the fish photo and we will do the rest. All entries will go through to the grand final and of course…

Overall Best Entry for 2019 wins a brand new custom-built Hot Torpedo Fly Rod of your choice!!

Please send your rod entries to paul@sexyloops.com

Good luck!!!
Paul

May 2019

Entry 1: HT6-16 Tim Kempton
Entry 2: Steve Henderson
Entry 3: Sean Geer
There is no 4: HT6 No4
Entry 5: Zuie’s Storm
Entry 6: Steven’s ex-sexy six
Entry 7: Mika the Legend
Entry 8: Out of the Box – Michal

Monthly Winner: Michal Duzynski!

June 2019

Entry 1: The Story of HT6-16
Entry 2:COMP5 123 – Mike Duzynski
Entry 3: Piffen’s HT6
Entry 4: A Cannon with Finesse

Monthly Winner: Piffen!

July 2019

Entry 1: New Zealand Hot Torpedo Family

Custom work included!

An HT6 hot of the rack. Remember all custom work is included in your price. Your name can be added (we use a slide decal), different rings, whipping colours, change of grip. This HT6 has a hook keeper ring! I may be mistaken but I believe that this is the only Hot Torpedo with a keeper ring! We don’t fit them as standard but you only need to ask 😀

https://www.sexyloops.com/index.php/webshop/list/70/fly-rods

The finest cork money can buy!

A drawer full of Hot Torpedo cork back at the UK Sexyloops workshop. Contrary to what you may believe, it is still possible to acquire excellent cork grips! And we do fit the best.

How can we afford to do this when the big companies can’t? It’s because we are the retailer as well as the manufacturer. This allows us to build you a far more expensive rod for the same top end price. We could have made a “same quality as everyone else rod” but for a cheaper price  but I didn’t want to do that. It’s much more interesting to try to make the best!

It’s not just cork of course, but the highest quality carbon blanks, titanium framed stripping guides, Recoils, Torzites or H&H rings, Rec Components fittings and rod tubes and incredible workmanship, hand-built by my colleague and outstanding rod builder, Lee Martell in Hastings.

Reel seat spacers, machined and anodised in the UK.

The only comparison that you can make between Sage, Scott and Loomis – all excellent companies and all of which I’ve been involved with in the past (for one thing, I’ve demonstrated with all three companies’ rods over the past 25 years)… the only comparison you can make is a similar USD selling price. Quality wise they can’t afford to match us.

But where we are truly different, in my opinion, is that we have better blanks. But hey that’s the bit I do, so I would think that! 😀 I’m not going to design a blank that I think is worse am I?!

You can see all of our rods here .

Incidentally I’ve almost finalised the 7’6 3/4WT. I have two rods to take jungle fishing for Mahseer shortly.  Only Sexyloops rods are designed in the field where the tester may get eaten by a tiger! Those are the lengths we go to to bring you a better rod. 😀

Cheers, Paul

The Stoatstail!

It’s great to see a rod with this decal!

I’m flat out this week but next week I shall be starting the 2019 HT competition. This time I want to hear your rod/s story from the point of view of your rod!!! Stu Tripney had an entry like this in last competition and so now we would like to hear from the other rods out there!

Thanks, Paul

The “GOOSE”

Hot off the bench and on its way to Canada. The Instructor 6 – a tool that students can see – because your students are worth it! 🙂

You can read the reviews here.

Posting out a rod is like a sending a child out into the world. It’s always exciting – and I enjoy hearing of its experiences!

The Competition Shirts have arrived!

A huge thank you to everyone who entered the Hot Torpedo competition. Everyone who entered of course gets a shirt. I hope that you like them and get excellent use out of them. I’ve been living in the same two shirts for several years, here in the jungle, and despite being washed a couple of times they have not faded!

Thanks again – and thanks to Tim Kempton for the idea in the first place. 🙂