The HTO Hyper Sniper rod concept was created to bridge the gap between fresh and saltwater light lure angling. Designed to be multipurpose, the rod concept is equally at home in both environments. Each Hyper Sniper rod carries the same specification, the only difference, one rod comes with a solid tip and the other a tubular tip.
Ideal for the angler who requires both tips and wants to have two similarly specced rods setup with them on a session. It’s also ideal for the angler who uses one type of tip for most their fishing and wants a high spec, quality rod at a sensible price.
HTO Hyper Sniper rods are built using a micro pitch blank finish, this is created by tightly wrapping fine pitch tape during the curing process. Using this technique, we can create a denser blank that has a more even distribution of resin. This improves the quality of the blank and importantly for this type of rod, enhances the sensitivity. The process also increases the strength of the blank and improves its lightness as well as giving it a unique look.
When designing the HTO Hyper Sniper we took the decision not to paint the tip section of the blank for bite indication. The weight of the paint can adversely affect the performance of the tip, specifically how fast it recovers. To aid bite detection, instead we have used contrasting silver whippings on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd intermediate guides as well as the tip ring.
As you’d expect from a rod of this quality all fittings are Fuji. We’ve used Fuji KR guides throughout. KR series guides are the newest generation in guide design. They utilise an upswept frame that sits higher on the blank. This helps to reduce any line slap on the blank between the reel and butt ring. It also helps to shed wind knots and tangles that can be associated with faster action blanks and braided lines. KR guides help to increase casting efficiency, giving you extra casting distance and better accuracy with lighter lures. They are a lightweight ring which helps to keep the overall weight of the rod to the bare minimum.
Unlike some other manufacturers we also recognise the need for you to be travelling distances with this rod, which is exactly why we’ve included a hook keeper ring!
Which tip to choose?
Hyper Sniper S is our solid tipped rod aimed at the advanced light game angler, featuring a fast responsive blank with quality components, this rod is bound to be a hit with both the fresh water and saltwater UL angler alike. Be it dropshotting, deadsticking, on the drop, or a simple cast and retrieve, the Hyper Sniper can cope with the technicalities of it all and more.
Hyper Sniper T is the tubular tipped light game rod aimed at the advance rockfish angler. Offering advanced sensitivity and feedback due to the tubular tip, this rod is the perfect choice for ripping paddle tails through the water column, fishing dart heads, buzzing vibes over reefs, twitching UL plugs or jigs. It is also suitable for less aggressive styles of light game angling. A highly versatile rod with a premium feel at an attractive price point.