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.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Carpenter Seafrog Twin Hook 120

Carpenter Seafrog was first introduced in 1996 with single hook design.  After a few versions of weight and design, in 2011/2 the Twin Hook version was introduced with 2 official color i.e. red gurukun and blue gurukun.

Specification 
Length: 190mm (7.5")
Weight: 120g (4.2oz)
Type: Floating
Recommended Treble Hook Size: 11gram i.e. ST66 5/0 or Decoy Saltwater 6/0


2011 red gurukun

2011 blue gurukun

Later in Dec 2014, 2nd batch of Seafrog TH 120 was released with 6 official color. Besides the official 6 colors, there are also special shop colors i.e. Saltywater Mackerel and wahoo color, Australia Fusilier Green color, Australia Rainbow color, OceanActive pink, dark Purple and light purple colors.  So i counted all together there is 15 colors variation of Seafrog Twin Hook 120.  I may be wrong coz there is probably more custom color for the special shop.

2014 Dec  Black back side purple (paste Jolo)

2014 Dec Gurukun (paste metal)

2014 Dec Rainbow Black

2014 Dec Pilot fish (sticking metal)

2014 Dec Clownfish Diablo design (paste Jolo)

2014 Dec Flying fish - Blue (holo-paste and fin-stick metal)

2014 Dec OceanActive Dark Purple

2014 Dec OceanActive Light Purple

2014 Dec Saltywater/OceanActive Pink
2014 Dec Saltywater Mackerel (copied from Saltywater website)
2014 Dec Saltywater Wahoo (copied from Saltywater website)

The rare Australian Green Fusilier and Rainbow color (copied from internet)

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.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

2019: New Carpenter Hayabusa 120

Based on info from Carpenter's Official Website, Hayabusa means "Falcon" in Japanese, was originally invented in  April 2009. Development and testing started from 2012 till spring 2018, with codename 1210A-120.  In summer 0f 2018, KLL codename was given KLL028A.
In January 28th 019, Hayabusa was re-released with 5 colors, designed by Carpenter's Plant Manager, Mr Sato.

Based on the website, Hayabusa is a different action from γ, BF, Maihime, and GeNei.  It is not all-purpose, but it can be used properly to extend fishing results.

In my opinion, Hayabusa was designed solely to catch Hiramasa (Yellow tail Kingfish). It has a longer body (235mm) with a slim profile compared with γ, BF, Maihime, and GeNei.  No feedback on tuna and GT caught by Hayabusa.

As for suitable rods, during testing BlueChaser (BLC) series with PE 8 outfit was used to catch Hiramasa.  I have no idea what will Hayabusa behavior if I use TBL80/30, TBL83/32 or TBL80/35 on GT. Hopefully got a future trip to test them.

Hook sized is 11g which includes Decoy Saltwater 6/0, Gamakatsu GTR 5/0 and Owner ST66 5/0.


White with Metal paste

Black back / Smoke black side with Metal paste

Black back / Blue side with Holo paste 

Blue back / Magenta side with Holo paste

 Black back & Black belly / Blue side with  Holo paste 

Size Comparison. from Top: BF120, Gamma 120, Hayabusa 120, Maihime 120, GeNei 120



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.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

2019: Kuria Muria Hallaniyat Expedition preparation

For this time, will bring 6  popping rods, 1 casting rod and 1 jigging rod.


Rod                                  Reels                                      Lines                                    Lures
F3711/402013                  Stella14000XG                       Ori Spool PPro80lb             γ160, SF120, Hustlepop 130
Faube77 M+                    2013Stella18000HG               Ori Spool PPro 100lb          HH E-cup. D-cup, GT2 150
SP80M/43                        2008Stella10000HG               SOM0816000 PPro100lb    SF120, D cup, Napalm 220
EP82/42 KLL                  2013 Stella 14000XG              SOM 08 16000 PPro 80lb    γ140, BF140, Bigfoot 140
TBL80/40                        2008 Stella 10000HG             SOM 08 16000 PPro 100lb   γ160, Bigfoot 180
PJ710/37                          2008 Stella 10000HG            SOM 08 16000 PPro 80lb     GeNei 120,                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maihime 120, γ120, BF120
BC73MLR                       TwinPower 5000HG                Tufline 20lb                           Pintail 40
Takamitechnos MOZ LM522 + SOM L30 +PE2


Carpenter HustlePop 130, Seafrog Twinhooks 120, Nativeworks Napalms 220 n 250. Hammerhead E n D cups, Hots Keiko RV, Amegari Urpekari 220, Craftbait GT2 n GT3

Carpenter Gamma 160 n 140, Maihime 120, GeNei 120, Bluefish 120 n 140, Orion Bigfoot 100, 140 n 180, Amegari Lingo, Hammerhead BorderChaser




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.  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 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.