Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Carpenter: Wild Violence 80XH - 45lb

Wild Violence 80XH is high torque type GT rod.
Tough torque was obtained by lowering the flexibility of a carbon material.
It is the optimal model for locations, such as the Tokara, Komodo islands, Great Barrier Reef and New Celedonia.

Lure Max
  WV80XH  8.01 + H1765  8-12  270  15kg  450

from Carpenter website

Monday, June 13, 2011

Carpenter: Monster Hunter 79XH and Blue Chaser 83/40 R-Power Max

Monster Hunter 79XH
Heavier version of MH80H.
quoted from Brandon Khoo "This rod is another step up in power and I see this as a serious PE10 rod. The tip is probably approaching the EXH is stiffness and while the action is still relatively fast, it has a more forgiving taper than the SP rods like the EXH and UHL. Down low, this rod has loads of power. I found that this rod could take anything I was capable of dishing out on a fish and still had heaps of power in reserve down low. I feel this rod is suitable for poppers up to perhaps the 200g size although I would see around 170-190g as ideal. I will say that I feel that the tip is not strong enough for a King Kong or an I Cup. It will pop lures this size but I think there will be some degree of saturation in the blank. I would, however, see this rod as powerful enough for 95% of anglers who want to work big poppers. "

Length: 2390mm
PE: 8-10
Max lure: 300g, from my experience - ideal chugger 170-200g excl hooks
Max drag: 14kg
Weight: 415g
Guides: 5 + tip

Blue Chaser 83/40 R-Power Max
This rod is designed for both King Fish and GT's... it is a very good stickbait rod and is the first of it's kind especially designed for very large kingfish.
Length: 2540mm
PE: 6#-10
Lure: 70-200g, ideal swimbait 120-160g (excl hooks)
Max drag: 20kg
Weight: 407g
Guides: 6 + tip

BLC 83/40 R-Power Max

from left: LR86/35, TBL711/35, MH80H/40, MH79XH/45, BLC80/40R, TBL80/20R

Also did few shopping during school holidays. Very tempted to buy the new release Carpenter Gamma GT 200. Nemo color.
Also got few lure i.e. CraftBait GT-3, Smith Baby Runboh, Sevenseas Valkyrja II 210mm-120g, Tailwalk Gunz Sinking 140-160-160
Rarest of all: Carpenter Gamma

Craftbait GT-3 150g

AnglerOutfitter special color

Tailwalk Gunz

Smith Baby Runboh

Sevenseas Valkyrja II 210mm, 120g

Gamakatsu GT Recoder


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Adhek Bali Ghost Jig

 I have the opportunity to visit Pak Adhek house cum factory during my last trip to Bali. Bought some jigs i.e. Ghost Jig from him. 
These jigs are already proven to me, catching golden snapper at Jarak and my frens catched rubbies and  doggies in Alor. Whenever there is a need for centre-weighted jigs, Adheks Ghost jigs are the go to choice, bar none.
Ghost Jigs comes in different sizes i.e. 80g to massive 700g. These jigs can be retrived at high and low speed. Jigs weighted more than 150g has slim design at jig head to ease jigging even in fast current condition, proven easier than other design.  It also has proven fast sinking during fast current.

Shining hologram sticker finish to attract pelagic and bottom dwellers. There are few hologram design i.e. wavy design, zig-zag, small dot, plain hologram. Colours are pink, blue, green, purple, natural and few combination. Dunno why, but i still preferred pink for my deep water jigging.
Also at the belly of the jigs, thin strips of luminescence color is added and i think it is the most important part during my deep jigging trip. These "lumo" colour last more than 1/2 hour.
As for quality, these jigs are second to none. Paintjob, sticker assembly, weight distribution were QCed before these jigs goes to the jigger hand.
Currently, these jigs are "made to order" format, since the local demand is very high.

me n Pak Adhek

several sizes and colors of Ghost Jigs

Asymmetrical design

2 type of design: sardine like and center weighted like
New Gecko color scheme

sanding poppers

meticulous paint job

me with the ever friendly Pak Komang

rarest of all: no 2 of 10 Ocean Revolution aka Carpenter Sea Frog
with Abalone finishing

adding my Penipen and Goby collection
i wish i had these too

My Hani with some of Pak Adhek popper collection