Monday, September 18, 2017

2017: Update - Which Rod to Pair with Which Lure?

With 30+ Carpenter rods, 3 HammerHead Faube rods will make ones mind kinda confused. Which rod to bring?
Is rod dictate lures or the lures you bring to GT trip will dictate which rod you choose.
In my case, favoritism will play a major role.  Favoritism is due to the easiness of casting, the total weight setup and the forgiveness during fighting GTs.  But still need to classify them into lure weight class, lure type and PE class.  Also targeted GT weight at fishing area has to be consider eg. as for me, only few areas i.e. Hallaniyat, Komodo, Berhala, Sibuti and future - Tokara, Andaman, New Caledonia, Great Barrier Reef, Exmouth

Chugger 145-170gram - HH E-cup, Craftbait GT2, GT3 150 & 170, Orion ConoCono 160, PE8 and above
  1. Hammer Head Faube 77M+
  2. Carpenter MH79H Extreme
  3. Carpenter MH80H 
  4. Hammer Head Faube 77H
  5. Carpenter MH79XH

Stickbait 160-200gram - γ 160, γ 200, SSlure Twister F3, Napalm 250, Orion Bigfoot 180, PE8 and above
  1. Carpenter TBL80/43R-P1 KLL
  2. Carpenter TBL80/40
  3. Carpenter F3 711/40
  4. Carpenter EP82/42-R Power I KLL
  5. Carpenter DJ83MH
  6. Carpenter WV80XH


Chugger 120-135gram - SF120TH, HH C-cup, D-Cup, Napalm 220, PE6-8
  1. Hammer Head Faube 78ML
  2. Carpenter CV79/40
  3. Carpenter EP82/38
  4. Carpenter PJ80/36


Stickbait 120-160grams - γ120, γ140, BF120, BF140, Maihime 120, PE6-8
  1. Carpenter TBL 80/35
  2. Carpenter CV79/35
  3. Carpenter EP85/36
  4. Carpenter TBL83/32
  5. Carpenter TBL80/30

So initial setup need to consider eg. for Komodo 2 chugger and 2 stickbait or 1 chugger and 3 stickbait.  My current top favorites are Carpenter PJ80/36, Carpenter F3 711/40, Carpenter CV79/40 and Carpenter TBL80/35 as these rods can handle 100-140 chugger and stickbaits.

Current top 8 favorite lures:-
  1. γ 120
  2. γ 140
  3. Maihime 120
  4. Bluefish 120
  5. Seafrog TwinHook 120
  6. Napalm 220-120
  7. Craftbait GT2 150
  8. HH C-cup 115g
  9. Orion ConoCono 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 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.






Monday, July 17, 2017

2017: Info on Carpenter The Blue Lagoon series

"The Blue Lagoon" was born in 2005 as a rod to move a swim pencil such as Carpenter Gamma (γ) and  BlueFish more than 100g.  Testing period for this rod is in 2004 in Komodo, Indonesia.  3 models were tested i.e. TBL 80/30, TBL 711/35 and TBL 79/38 which end-up TBL80/30 and TBL711/35 were chosen to go for production in 2005.  During this trip also, BlueFish lures were tested and evaluated.

My first TBL is TBL711/35, bought from 7seasproshop, Bungsamran, Thailand.  Up-to-this-date, I manage to get 8 models of TBL rods with the last is TBL83/32
  1. TBL 80/20 RF
  2. TBL 84/22 RF
  3. TBL 80/30 RF-SHP
  4. TBL 83/32
  5. TBL 80/35
  6. TBL 711/35 RF
  7. TBL 80/40
  8. TBL 80/43R-P1

Note: some rods come with RF or RF-SHP.  I found out that RF = Regular Fast taper and SHP = Super High Power, thicker wall thickness of the carbon structure with higher damage limit.  Newr rods doesn't have extention name RF or SHP.







Most of the time i use TBLs 100% with stickbait and diving bait i.e Gammas, Bluefish, SS lures, Napalms, Bigfoots and HH Cherry Pies.  Current favorite rod is TBL80/35 for playing Gamma 120s & 140s and Napalm 200 & 220.
Currently testing TBL80/20 and TBL84/22 with Gamma 90 Super-L and Gamma 90L, although it is suggested that BLC rods are more suitable.  Also testing TBL83/32 with Gamma 105, although its stated "possible those who has become accustomed to the operation".
Suitable rod for Gamma 120 are TBL80/30, TBL83/32, TBL80/35 and TBL711/35.

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.



Monday, June 19, 2017

and now...i am confused...!!!

there few rods that rated 40lbs
CV79/40, DJ83MH/40, EP86/40, F3 711/40, MH80H/40, MH80H/40 vII and TBL80/40.....
which one is suitable with chugger and which one is stickbait?
Max chugger?....Max stickbait?  Max divebait?....

to be continue.....will try used below rods on HH D cup & E cup



1. CV79/40
a. Stickbait rod with average weight 140g (excl hooks) and light o medium popper 120g
b. Easy to use for swim pencils such as γ-140 and  γ-160
c. Fight with the large GT is very easy to do
d. Feel the burden on the fight is very low
e. Easy to handle in the operation of γ 140g 160g 200g BF120, 140 and Pandora
f. Napalm 200

2. DJ83MH/40
a. Old production blank
b. Design of MH blank was based on DJ's construction
c. Two types of low elastic carbon and medium elastic high strength carbon highly versatile and is an all rounder boat rod that does not choose target fish
d. Easy to handle GT - γ 160g and 200g matching is also the best

3. EP86/40
a. Built for those who wants to challenge a big fish forever.
b. EP fly well in casting and not tiring.
c. In casting, fly the lure farther with less power .
d. In lifting, angler's lifting power can be efficiently changed to a rod's friction, and a heavy fish can be lifted.
e. Ease of handling fish and does not feel the length of 8 feet 6 inches
f. Stickbait 140-160 and Chugger 120-135g

4. F3 711/40
a. Power of the angler will become the force to raise the GT efficiently
b. When angler is tired between high load fights with GT, there is a feeling that angler will rest a little while loading GT. There is a feeling of being absent, but the load on GT is not missing.
c. Built for Gamma and Bluefish 120g ~ 250g
d. Fast winding pencil 120g ~ 200g
e. Popper of 120g ~ 160g
f. Sinking pencil of 150g ~ 220g Pandora Zeus
g. Napalm 200 and Napalm 220

5. MH80H/40
a. The MH (Monster Hunter) series is designed to withstand ultra-high loads and stronger drag
b. Emphasis on shock mitigation at fight with high load drag.
c. MH has a characteristic "shock relaxation" that the monster GT hunter had at the time of a high load fight, and a stable fight is possible It is becoming Impact mitigation of the monster GT hunter brings a stable fight to the angler, especially when the waves are high .
d. Stable fighting is possible even under high load.
e. When fighting "to build a resilience while sticky" so you can make a fight that fully utilize Angler's strength.
f. Corresponds to large swim pencil poppers. It has wide versatility to the kind of lure.
g. Lures = Cono-Cono 160, Cubera 150, GT3 150, Gamma 160. Gamma 200, Napalm 250. Napalm 220

6. MH80H/40 vII
a. Upgraded version of the hugely popular original MH80H
b. New rod is 20mm longer than the old and has the loading point further down the rod for improved angler comfort. 
c. With power in reserve this rod is a joy to use for long periods of time and thanks to the slightly more progressive action, it is very comfortable to fight big fish with

7. TBL80/40
a. Rod to move a swim pencil such as γ and Blue Fish
b. Gamma 120 to 200 g can be used
c. Tough blank



rough draft...pardon for direct translation

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, April 26, 2017

2017: Info on Carpenter Discovery Journey (DJ) Series

Carpenter Discovery Journey (DJ) series rod comes in two sizes i.e. DJ83ML and DJ83MH.
DJ series can be classified as La Grande Mer LGM ALL-ROUNDER rod.

It is said that Konishi-san of Carpenter took LGM series rods (6 series incl SP, WV, DJ, LR, LA and Tuna) for field testing in various GT infested water more than 120 days in a year between 1998 and 1999 before mass production begin.

DJ series was developed for popping when the waves are high.  It is a saltwater GT casting rod which has hybridized carbon material i.e. this rod consists of two types of low elastic carbon and medium elastic high strength carbon.
The tip and middle part of this rod have flexibility in the carbon shaft while at the same time, retaining a strong butt power.  This results in fewer mistakes while popping during high waves. Therefore, i consider this rod is the multi-purpose-rod for beginner GT angler.   Also due to elastic carbon content and if you do not have confidence in your physical fitness,consider the DJ series as a regular rod which help to reduce fatigue during fighting GT.

Note that Monster Hunter (MH) series was born from DJ blank.

DJ-83ML (33lb)
PE#5-6-8 / lure max 170g / weight 405g / max drag 10kg
DJ-83MH (40lb)
PE#6-8-10 / lure max 220g / weight 425g / max drag 12kg




My DJ series
DJ83ML is a rod of "middle style" design with both length and power action. It is recommended as the first beginer rod of those who can not have many rods.  Operation is "easy" i.e. casting, fight and lifting power. With DJ 83ML, it is relatively easy to move GT - γ 120g and 140g and pop Seafrog 120-170grams.

DJ83MH is 7 pound heavy version than DJ 83ML. Characteristic of the rod is a rod that is easy to handle like DJ83ML. DJ83MH is recommended if you are using a large lure (150 g or more) as the main lure. GT - γ 160g - 200g is the best matching.

Due to difficulty of LGM carbon material recipe, Carpenter has stopped DJ series production.

Please refer to official Carpenter site for accurate information : Discovery Journey

Carpenter builder Konishi-san with DJ83ML lifting 8kg weight
(pic courtesy of Carpenter website)


Carpenter builder Konishi-san with DJ83MH lifting 10kg weight
(pic courtesy of 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 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.

2017: Storage during a trip

Got few inquiries on how i do storage during popping trip.  Well i have admit that i am not a systematic person. What i did is just for me alone, so i am in control and "organized"...hehehe
Lets starts with hook storage.

I like to use Lock&Lock storage box due to its depth and durability.

Lock&Lock comes with few sizes and compartments
Very easy to store hooks during trips.
Popping hooks i.e. trebles comes with many sizes and weight.  For me, i just use permanent marker to label the size.
Proven markers

Red 6/0, Blue 5/0, Black 4/0, Green 3/0

Label the compartment

Color coded the hooks size.





For split rings and swivels, i like to use Versus product.

Very practical with labels

Another Versus product

Also very nice compartments

Previously i use another box.  Currently act as my backup during "big" popping trip.






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.






Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 : Info on Carpenter Coral Viper series: CV79/35 and CV79/40


Based on Carpenter website, biggest feature of the CV series is that the fight is very easy to do with the large GT. One of Konishi-san (Carpenter Builder favorite rod).

The all-round action characteristics of this series makes it ideal for casting, lure action and fighting and it is versatile to many of Carpenter lures such as Bluefish, γ (Gamma), Pandora and Sea Frog Twin Hook. One of the strengths of this rod has been its lifting power relative to its rating.

A length of 7.9ft makes this rod and ideal all-rounder and this length gives the angler an advantage for fighting big GTs in comparison to longer rods. It has been proven in the field with numerous examples of GTs over 30kg.


Coral Viper CV79/35
PE6 rod.  Max lure = 170gram with max drag of 10kg.
Chugging small chugger is effortless. I used it on FCL Labu Ebipop 55g and 65g, Heru Cubera 60g and 80g, Adhek Mini Gecko 100g and Napalm 170mm(50g) and 200mm(90g).  Also i used Sea Frog 120 (Two Hook Model).
For stickbait, I used this rod for Maihime 120 and Gamma 120 and 140 class. Also good for BF120 and BF140. Nice tip action when sweeping the Maihime, Gammas and BFs.  Too stiff for BF100 and gamma 105.  Tip too soft for gamma 160.
Powerfull rod and has lifting power when the fish dives under the boat.


Sweeping Napalm 200 (90g)

Small GT on Napalm 200

Coral Viper CV79/40
PE6-8 rod.  Max lure = 200gram with max drag of 12kg.
During my trips, i always paired this rod with Stella 14000SW and cast Gamma 140g or Bluefish 140g or Seafrog Twinhooks 120g or Napalm 220 120g.
All-rounder characteristics easy for everyone to handle.
At 7'9 you are able to cast a 100g to 140g popper far enough on most charters, the 40lb rating ensures a good lifting power on the fish. I've tried using 160 gammas, it works very well and i dont recommend using gamma 120g on the CV79/40. The rod is stiff for 100-120g gammas.
Overall, it should be a rod every GT angler should equip for their trip.




GT57kg went up by Builder Konishi-san in the Tokara Islands caught in the CV79/40 + Pandora 155g













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 makes 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.  Pictures taken courtesy of Carpenter Japan website.
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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2017: Info on Carpenter Monster Hunter (MH) Series

Got few requests regarding information on Carpenter Monster Hunter Series.
MH = The Carpenter Monster Hunter – for monster Giant Trevally.

New frontier of big GTs demands rods that can cast big poppers and stopped big GT from "reefing" anglers. GT Angler may feel frustrated with a line break due to reef and/or rocky outcrop. In order to avoid this issue, it is necessary to avoid the GT from swimming to the reef using strong initial drag. New rods need to be built for fighting a large GT in a shallow area with high drag tension for less line breaking through the structure.

To mitigate this issue, Carpenter has produced Monster Hunter series in 2010 as new generation of heavy GT rods which focused on absorbing impact during fight with high load initial drag.  Carpenter developer / owner Mr Kenji Konishi tested Monster Hunter in Tokara.  Please see his report.

By using this rod, GT angler has chances of fighting big GTs in stable mode that create ‘shock absorber’ for fighting stability and yet to have rod recovering power and casting ability.  MH series rods will gives angler advantage of "shock mitigation" at the time of high load fight.  In other words, anglers has advantage to stop GT from going to the reef by high sticking the rod with high drag pressure but in relax mode.  I noted that more progressive overall action is most noticeable from the middle of the rod to the tip. This gives the rods great casting ability as they load easily without the need to have the characteristic snap that the older SP range required to launch lures a long way.

In lay-man term, MH series was design to stop big GTs from "reefed" anglers by giving anglers advantage of "shock-absorber" at high initial drag load (more than 12kg) during high sticking.



Currently, there are 4 line-up in Monster Hunter series i.e.
1. MH80H
2. MH 80H II (Australian special version)
3. MH 79XH
4. MH 79 Extreme (Australian special version)




MH 80H
40lb class rod.  ~Length: 2465mm.
PE # 8 ~ 10 rod. Max lure weight 250g with max drag of 13kg.  Rod weight ~430-445g.
I usually paired with Stella 18000 or 14000 (SOM 16k spool).
Pure monster GT rod. High load drag rod to stop GT from reefed me. Stable fight with minimal absorption of shock when GT dived during fight i.e. in other word, need a strong back. Suitable for chugger GT3 150 and 170, D and E cup and Cono Cono 160.  As for stickbait, normally i paired MH80H with Gamma 160 and Gamma 200.  Swimbait of Napalm 250 is also suitable.


MH 80H II (Australian special version)
40lb class rod.  ~Length: 2485mm.
PE # 8 ~ 10 rod. Max lure weight 250g with max drag of 13kg. Rod weight ~430-445g.
The Monster Hunter 80H II is a fantastic all round GT rod for lures up to 200g.  This is the upgraded version of the hugely popular original MH80H.  The new rod is 20mm longer than the old and has the loading point further down the rod for improved angler comfort.  With power in reserve this rod is a joy to use for long periods of time and thanks to the slightly more progressive action, it is very comfortable to fight big fish with. One of the very best PE#8-10 popping rods, for anglers who want to throw a variety of large GT lures!


MH 79XH
45lb class rod.  ~Length: 2390mm.
PE # 10 rod. Max lure weight 300g with max drag of 14kg. Rod weight ~415-420g.
Rod which can be subjected to super high load mainly by PE No.10.  Sole purpose of designing this rod is for heavier anglers that have more muscle.  Carpenter website they come with an advisory not to be used by anglers under 70 kg, the max drag is listed at a mere 14kg but it also states on the website they can handle more if the angler can and believe me the rods can handle it. Suitable for chugger GT3 170 and 190, E & G cup and Cono Cono 160 and 190.  As for stickbait, Gamma 200 and Gamma 250.


MH 79 Extreme (Australian special version)
"Grand-daddy" of the Monster Hunter range of rods.
45lb class rod or is it 50lb class?
~Length: 2385mm. Rod weight ~415-420g.
PE # 10-12 rod although in Carpenter site stated PE#8-10. Max lure weight 350g with max drag of 16kg.
Suitable for chugger GT3 170 and 190, E & G cup and Cono Cono 160 and 190.  As for stickbait, Gamma 200 and Gamma 250.


Please note also, the lightest of MH is 40lb class blank which means relatively high drag load blank. In my opinion, this series is mean for experienced GT angler that can stand and has muscle power to fight and stop fish with initial drag load higher than 12kg.  In other words, i think, this series is NOT for those who have NEVER use rods of 40lb class i.e. PE8-10 and those who do not have physical fitness.  Also those who have little experience, practice in the lighter 32 - 38lb class first before step-up to 40lb class.





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.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Updated hooks weight





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 makes 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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017 Q1: Carpenter Lures γ 90-200 , γ 90-200 Super-L, BF100

γ90-L
These lures originally was release in May 2016.
KLL Model Name: KLL 002A.
Target fish: Tuna & Hiramasa Kingfish
Length: 200mm
Weight: ~80g
Treble: 7g (Decoy Y-S82 4/0, Takumi CT-77 3/0, Owner ST66 3/0)
Split ring: 200lb class
Rod suitable are from Blue Chaser series:
BLC83/30R-PM SC
BLC84/22 R-P1
BLC86/25
BLC84/18
BLC83/16

Only Endless Passion series: EP85/36


Comes with 4 different color scheme.  Picture belows taken from courtesy of Carpenter website for explaining color scheme.
Cobalt Blue (eggplant blue) back. . . Holographic attachment

Dark Blue Back / Side Yellow. . . Metal pasting

Sardinia. . . Metal pasting

Flying flying (with eggplant blue and black back). . . Metal pasting



γ 90 - Super L
These lures originally was release in February 2017. Slightly smaller and lighter than γ 90.
Target fish: Tuna & Hiramasa Kingfish
Length: 195mm
Weight: ~75g
Treble: 7g (Decoy Y-S82 4/0, Takumi CT-77 3/0, Owner ST66 3/0)
Split ring: 200lb class

Rod suitable are from Blue Chaser series:
BLC83/30R-PM SC
BLC84/22 R-P1
BLC86/25
BLC84/18
BLC83/16

Only Endless Passion series: EP85/36


Comes with 6 different color scheme.  Picture belows taken from courtesy of Carpenter website for explaining color scheme.
Flying flying (black / eggless navy back). . . Metal paste

Blue back / side gold. . . Metal paste 

Anchovy. . . Metal paste 

Sardinia. . . Metal paste

Diablo / White. . . Metal paste

Pink back. . . Metal paste 


BlueFish BF100
BF100 was originally release in 2005.
Recently there are 2 times where BF100 was released i.e in Mac 2016 and February 2017
Also there are two types i.e. BF100 with "Fish" sticker and without sticker.  Click "Fish" to understand the meaning.

Target fish: GT, Tuna & Hiramasa Kingfish
Length: 200mm
Weight: ~95g
Treble: 8g (Decoy Y-S82 5/0, Decoy SW Big 5/0, Takumi CT-77 4/0, Owner ST66 4/0)
Split ring: 250lb class

Suitable GT rods includes:
TBL80 / 35
TBL83 / 32
TBL80 / 30
EP85 / 36
EP88 / 35
TBL80 / 20
CV79 / 35 (possible those who he familiar with the operation)

Suitable Blue Chaser rods includes:
BLC83 / 30 R-PM SC
BLC80 / 35 R-PM SC
BLC83 / 35 R-PM SC
BLC80 / 40 R-PM SC
BLC83 / 40 R-PM
BLC86 / 25
BLC84 / 22 R-P1
BLC84 / 18
BLC83 / 16 (barely possible)

In 2016 and 2017, 8 different color scheme was produced.  Picture belows taken from courtesy of Carpenter website for explaining color scheme.

Flying flying "black & egg blue back" (metal paste)

Cobalt Blue Back / Side Purple (Hologon paste)

Dark blue back / tiger striped gold (metal pasted)

Diablo ... *  "Black back" (holograph pasting)

Nilami Hananai (metal pasted) - ver 2016
Nilami Hananai (metal pasted) - ver 2017

Diablo white. . . Metal pasting






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 makes 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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year 2017 NE Monsoon Trip

7th Jan 2017
Berhala Island
Stickbait time with Carpenter CV79/35 and Maihime 120 Pilotfish

Double strike on Carpenter Seafrog PP130 and Adhek Bali Mini Gecko

On Carpenter Seafrog Twinhook 120 Pilotfish

Small one on NativeWork Napalm 200