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Thunderbolt Cold Water 5
The Sexyloops Hot Torpedo range of no-compromise fly rods.
The COMP5 is basically the PRO6 ( check here ) blank labelled as a five weight for competitions requiring this. A lot of people seem to have had trouble with that concept, however when carrying ~90ft of five weight line in competition then a stiffer rod is certainly an advantage! Set-up this way it reminds me very much of the old …
This is a teaching tool. When teaching it is essential that the student sees and understands the importance of the loop - which is why we use bright orange hi-vis flylines. But unbelievable we still expect the student to understand concepts such as rod arc with a hard to see, verging on invisible, flyrod. Hell we try to make our fishing rods inv…
So I'm going to tell you the story as to how these rods were, and are, developed.
Back at the inception of Sexyloops.com in 1998 the "plan" was to turn Sexyloops into a brand. It was a long-term vision! Over the years I looked at a few fly rod development options but none truly rang my bells. In 2011 …
Having built the PRO6 ( check here ) the question was could we do it again and reproduce a similar rod in the class 8? I'll be honest and it didn't look good for a while and I was starting to think how many other configurations could we get out of the six weight. It actually took us a year and a half, no less than 8 prototypes …