Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stella Spool Capacity using Power Pro lines

For big game popping, currently, i  used SOM 16000 2008 spool for all my 2008 Stella SW10000XG with back up of 2013 SOM 16000 V1s. As for 2013 Stella 14000, i used original spool with SOM 16000 Ver2 as back up.

Almost all spools are filled with Power Pro Spectra Red color.  Dunno why i used red, maybe red is easier to get than other colors.

Below is a guideline for me on how much i filled the spool using Power Pro 65lb, 80lb and 100lb.  Too old for me to fill with 150lb or 130lb class line.

Power Pro 65lb - 0.41mm diameter
Original spool 2008 Stella SW10000XG = 227m

Power Pro 80lb - 0.43mm diameter
Original spool 2008 Stella SW10000XG = 170m
SOM 16000 (08), 2013 V1 and 2018 V2 = 227m
Original spool 2013 Stella SW14000XG = 227m
Original spool 2008 Stella SW18000HG and 2013 Stella SW18000HG = 335m

Power Pro 100lb - 0.46mm diameter
Original spool 2008 Stella SW18000HG and 2013 Stella SW18000HG = 238m
Original spool 2013 Stella SW14000XG = 195m
SOM 16000 (08), 2013 V1 and 2018 V2 = 195m


Please note all measurement are by my hand wound and using Daiichi-Seiko Kousoku Recycler and digital line counter. I tried to wind as tight as i can but i think if somebody else do it by other methods of filling, they maybe get more meter.

Note also by using thinner line diameter than Power Pro, eg.  SUNLINE Castaway Monster Battle or VARIVAS Avani GT,  one can spool in more meters.

One will ask 185m is enough? Well, like myself, will cast between 60-80m with 100m left in the spool. With 100lb line, the suitable initial drag of 1/3 is 33.33lb i.e ~15kg drag. If I cannot stop the fish pulling 15kg drag for 50m, I have to face that the fish is too big to be mine.



Disclaimer
I am not claim to be an authority in the field of rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site is at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All above writing is just my feedback and opinion.  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. 
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 product.
Rod Specifications Parts are subject to change without prior notice for improvement. Please note that.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!!!


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019
MAY ALL BE BLESSED

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sharing: KEN MIYAMOTO Gamma vs Bluefish vs Gen-Ei

Many million thanks to Mr Ken Miyamoto for his explanation on how Gamma 120 vs Bluefish 120 vs Gen-Ei 120 action. 
His youtube can be seen here .  Please subscribe to Ken's youtube for more of his videos.





Carpenter Gamma 120


Carpenter Bluefish 120


Carpenter Gen-Ei 120


Disclaimer
I am not claim to be an authority in the field of rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site is at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All above writing is just MY FEEDBACK and OPINION.  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. 
Lure MAX, PE 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 my own measured weight.  Also it may be a numerical value when measuring the prototype and/or production rod. Please acknowledge that there are maybe some errors at the time of product.
Rod Specifications Parts are subject to change without prior notice for improvement. Please note that.

Friday, September 28, 2018

2018: Carpenter in da house

Model Rod rating Length PE Line Lure Max (g) Drag Max (kg) Weight (g)
BC73MLR 14 lbs 7' 5.4" 2-3 20-70 4 246
BC80MRF 18 lbs 8' 0.3" 3-4 50-90 5 310
BC75MHS 25 lbs 7' 5.2" 4-5 70-110 7 340
BC78HS 28 lbs 7 ' 8.3" 4-5 120 7 350
CV79/35 35 lbs 7' 9.7" 6 170 10 375
CV79/40 semi cust 40 lbs 7' 9.7" 6-8 200 12 383
DJ83MH 40 lbs 8' 5.8" 6-10 220 12 440
DJ83ML 33 lbs 8' 5.8" 6-8 170 10 405
EP85/36 36 lbs 8' 5.97" 6-8 180 10 403
EP82/38 38 lbs 8' 2.8" 6-8 190 11 414
EP86/40 R-P I 40 lbs 8' 6.95" 6-10 230 12 418
EP82/42-R Power I KLL 42 lbs 8' 2.9" 8-10 210 13 416
F3 711/40 Custom  40 lbs 7' 11.5" 8-10 250 13 410
LGM-SP 76ML-SHP custom 38 lbs 7' 6.95" 6-8 170 10 380
LGM-SP78H 45 lbs 7' 8" 6-10 210 12 400
LGM-SP 80M 43 lbs 8' 0.26" 6-8 190 10 410
LGM-SP 80M Custom 43 lbs 8' 0.26" 6-8 190 10 410
MH80H 40lb ( modified to 710/42) 40 lbs 7' 10" 8-10 250 13 430
MH80H 40lb 40 lbs 8' 1.04" 8-10 250 13 449
MH80H v2 40 lbs 8' 1.04" 8-10 250 13 447
MH79XH 45lb 45 lbs 7' 10.1" 8-10 300 14 415
MH79H Extreme  45 lbs 7' 9.9" 8-10 350 16 423
PJ80/36 All Rounder (modified to 710/38) 36 lbs 7' 10" 6-#8 200 10 365
PJ80/36 All Rounder 36 lbs 8' 0.46" 6-#8 200 10 375
Sea Leopard SLP80/33 33 lbs 8' 0.46" 6 100-160 10 380
TBL80/20 RF 20 lbs 8' 1.04" 3-4 100 7 363
TBL84/22 RF 22 lbs 8' 4.8" 3-5 130 7 370
TBL80/30RF-SHP 30 lbs 8' 1.24" 5-6 140 9 390
TBL83/32 32 lbs 8' 4.1" 6-8 170 11 385
TBL711/35 RF 35 lbs 8' 0.46" 6-8 170 11 390
TBL80/35 Custom 35 lbs 8' 0.06" 6-#8 180 11 375
TBL80/40 40 lbs 8' 0.06" 8 230 13 405
TBL80/43R-P1 (KLL) 43 lbs 8' 0.06" 8-10 250 14 395
WV80XH 45lb 45 lbs 8' 2.43" 8-12 270 15 426

Please click rod name to bring you to the official Carpenter website.

Disclaimer
I am not claim to be an authority in the field of rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site is at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All above writing is just MY FEEDBACK and OPINION.  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. 
Lure MAX, PE 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 my own measured weight.  Also it may be a numerical value when measuring the prototype and/or production rod. Please acknowledge that there are maybe some errors at the time of product.
Rod Specifications Parts are subject to change without prior notice for improvement. Please note that.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Carpenter: Sea Leopard 80/33

On Sept 11, 2017, Carpenter announced the debut of its new popping rod namely Sea Leopard SLP 80/33. It is a GT rod.  I was fortunate to get the Custom Build Model with gold thread color.

Summary below is based on Carpenter's Official site: SLP80/33

Length: 8 feet (2450mm)
Line No.: PE6 (probably can go upto 7)
Lure wt.: 100 to 160 g (GT sinking lure can be up to 350 g)
Max drag: 10 kg
Rod wt.: 380g (mine is 385g)
Grip Lgth.: FG = 250mm RG = 430mm
Real Seat: DPS SD22

Pic form Carpnter site showing Carpenter's Owner Mr Kenji Konshi tested SL80/33 with PE8
It is stated in the site that SLP80/33 is kinda "Magical Rod".  The rod's nature is " a fishing rod of the magical nature" which supple flexibly till the butt section of the rod while the anglers do not feel much load during fight, but actually the lifting power comes out through out the blank.  Sea Leopard 80/33 is basically recommended for people with low body power. Based on that statement, my opinion is SLP is big brother to EP series.  Mr Konishi said he also recommends this rod for beginner of GT popping.  WIth 33lb class and rod weight of 380-385gram, it is one of the lightest of it class.

Recommended lure weight is between 100g to 160g, which i translated, i can chug Seafrog TH120 or HustlePop 130 and i can play BF100, BF120, Maihime 120, GenEi 120, Gamma 105, 120, 140 and probably max 160.  Also diving stickbait up to 120g. Will test this rod and give my feedback during my next popping trip soon.

Gold thread

Custom Build Model






Disclaimer
I am not claim to be an authority in the field of rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site is at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All above writing is just MY FEEDBACK and OPINION.  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. 
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 product.
Rod Specifications Parts are subject to change without prior notice for improvement. Please note that.