Friday, January 24, 2020

2019: Carpenter Gamma γ120, γ120L and γ140L

August 2019 also saw Carpenter release γ120 with 9 official color,  γ120L  Flyingfish, and γ140L Flyingfish color scheme.  We saw the last release of γ120 is in January 2016 with γ10th Anniversary Limited color paste metal of Mount Fuji.

Overall length of γ120 is 220mm with weight approx 120g.  Compatible hook size is 11g each with split ring SR250lb.

Ultra rare color of Blackbass
Nirami Hanadai Metal paste

Blue Back Side Magenta

Diablo White

Diablo Clownfish

Saury

Sagoshi

Blackback Orangebelly  Holo sticker

Firetiger
γ120L and γ140L was produced 10g lighter and to have different action i.e. slightly less erratic when compared with normal γ120 and γ140. Mainly targeted for tuna.
γ120L and γ140L Flyingfish
11g hook that i normally paired with γ120 and γ140


Disclaimer
I do not claim to be an authority in the field of the rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site are at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All of the above writing is just my feedback and opinion and act as information for the public.  Please browse official sites for more accurate explanation and description. While I make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, I provide no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information on this site. I welcome suggestions on how to improve this site’s content and correct errors. I am also NOT ASSOCIATED with any brands and/or promoting and /or advertising any brands.
Lure MAX and line MAX and notation of drag value are reference level. Please consider casting methods and fighting methods etc. as it changes with the person who uses it.
Those who are expert the basics of loading method properly can use bigger lures and even use thicker lines.
Rod weight is a numerical value when measuring the prototype rod. Please acknowledge that there are some errors at the time of the product.
Rod Specifications Parts are subject to change without prior notice for improvement. Please note that.

2019: Carpenter Bluefish BF160

In September 2019, Carpenter has release Bluefish BF160 from test model KLL-021A.  Bluefish model is well known for its stability for both flat and rough water.
Target fish is mainly GT and large Hiramasa Kingfish.
The overall length is 235mm with approx weight 156g +- 1 g.
Each hook size is recommended at 15g each with Carpenter split ring 350lb.
There are also variants with "Fish Mark" logo at the bottom part of lure.
This Fish mark logo means that the lure is slightly "active" action compared with non-logo lure i.e. the logo lure will give more erratic action.  So the most reliable way to use them is to actually throw both of them and see the reaction to the fish.
It is suggested that soft tip rods will give more response to the lure action.  Maker Konishi-san uses PJ80/36 mainly for lure testing session on Hiramasa.  For GT, he used F3 711/40.


Carpenter Maker Konishi-san with his Hiramasa

Carpenter Maker Konishi-san with his 41kg GT

8 official color was release.

rare BF160 Black bass metal side

Clownfish Diablo Design Metal paste

Shiira Blue Ver Metal paste

Diablo White

Blue back Holo pasting

Brimodoki PilotfishMetal paste

Blackback Orangebelly  Holo sticker

Nirami Hanadai Metal paste



Disclaimer
I do not claim to be an authority in the field of the rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site are at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All of the above writing is just my feedback and opinion and act as information for the public.  Please browse official sites for more accurate explanation and description. While I make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, I provide no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information on this site. I welcome suggestions on how to improve this site’s content and correct errors. I am also NOT ASSOCIATED with any brands and/or promoting and /or advertising any brands.
Lure MAX and line MAX and notation of drag value are reference level. Please consider casting methods and fighting methods etc. as it changes with the person who uses it.
Those who are expert the basics of loading method properly can use bigger lures and even use thicker lines.
Rod weight is a numerical value when measuring the prototype rod. Please acknowledge that there are some errors at the time of the product.
Rod Specifications Parts are subject to change without prior notice for improvement. Please note that.






Happy 2020

Wish to All
Happy 2020!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

2019: Info on Carpenter Endless Passion (EP) Series

Carpenter maker Mr Konishi-san and his tester team formulated and tested EP series rod since 2010, started with EP88/35 then EP family grows from that point with the release of E88/35 and EP88/36 rods.  Currently, there are seven (7) different model in EP series.

The philosophy behind the birth of EP series is "“I will try to fight large fish with my passion forever.”

Endless Passion Line Up
1) EP 88/35
2) EP 85/36
3) EP 90/37 ICBM
4) EP 82/38
5) EP 86/40 R-Power I
6) EP 810/42 R-Power I • ICBM
7) KLL EP 82/42 R-Power I


8) New rod EP86 / 45 R-PI is in "testing stage" and will be commercialized soon.

Disclaimer
I do not claim to be an authority in the field of the rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site are at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All of the above writing is just my feedback and opinion and act as information for the public.  Please browse official sites for more accurate explanation and description. While I make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, I provide no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information on this site. I welcome suggestions on how to improve this site’s content and correct errors. I am also NOT ASSOCIATED with any brands and/or promoting and /or advertising any brands.
Lure MAX and line MAX and notation of drag value are reference level. Please consider casting methods and fighting methods etc. as it changes with the person who uses it.
Those who are expert the basics of loading method properly can use bigger lures and even use thicker lines.
Rod weight is a numerical value when measuring the prototype rod. Please acknowledge that there are some errors at the time of the product.
Rod Specifications Parts are subject to change without prior notice for improvement. Please note that.

2019: Carpenter Maihime 120

2018-19 sees a lot of Carpenter released 120gram lure class. BF120, GeNei 120, Hayabusa 120 and in April 2019 new color for Maihime 120 was released.

Please browse Maihime 120 2019 for the 6 new color scheme and Carpenter Maihime 120-220 for the description of Maihime.

Since the first launch, I counted 11 color schemes for 120-220 class.

Maihime 120 Black back (holograph pasting)(2015)
Maihime 120 Black back side purple (holographic paste)(2015)
Maihime 120 Flying fish and dark blue back (metal paste)(2015)
Maihime Diablo White Metal paste (2016)
Maihime Black back (tiger stripes) Metal paste (2016)
Maihime Black Back Orange Berry Holo paste (2019)
Maihime Blue back side gold Metal paste (2019)
Maihime Blue back side magenta Holo paste (2019)
Maihime Diablo White Holo paste (2019)
Maihime Clownfish Diablo Design Metal paste (2019)
Maihime Nanyoubudai Metal Paste (2019)


Carpenter Maihime 120-220
Total length: 220 mm
Weight Approximately: 118 g
Floating
Conforming hook weight (per unit) approximately 11g e.g. Decoy Saltwater 6/0.
Suitable Split Ring: Carpenter SR 250 lb or Owner #1


Common hook for 120gram class Carpenter lures


Disclaimer
I do not claim to be an authority in the field of the rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site are at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All of the above writing is just my feedback and opinion and act as information for the public.  Please browse official sites for more accurate explanation and description. While I make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, I provide no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information on this site. I welcome suggestions on how to improve this site’s content and correct errors. I am also NOT ASSOCIATED with any brands and/or promoting and /or advertising any brands.
Lure MAX and line MAX and notation of drag value are reference level. Please consider casting methods and fighting methods etc. as it changes with the person who uses it.
Those who are expert the basics of loading method properly can use bigger lures and even use thicker lines.
Rod weight is a numerical value when measuring the prototype rod. Please acknowledge that there are some errors at the time of the product.
Rod Specifications Parts are subject to change without prior notice for improvement. Please note that.