Heads up! For 2016, HTO has collaborated with premium rod manufacturer Hearty Rise, bringing in a range of high-end rods from their 'Rock n Force' range. Read more
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My understanding of rod design and rod performance has accelerated since I started fishing for Perch in my local canal. Unlike the sea, conditions are more often than not suitable for throwing the tiniest lures. We're often talking 1-inch plastics and jigheads under a gram. To me, it's this style of fishing that has amplified the importance of using a balanced outfit. I thought I'd share where my head is at currently. Subject to change.Read more
The Illex Pepper was the first modern UL rod we fell in love with when we saw the original model back in 2011. For some reason neither of us has ever bought one. I can't tell you why. It's been like a scratch that needed to be itched. And then last year Chris, a good friend of ours did the deed.
So four years on, Illex have reworked the Pepper.