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

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.

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