Truthfully I have no idea when is the first production of Bluefish 100-200 (BF100). I presume the test was done as the same period with BF120/130 during maker Mr Konishi's trip to Komodo end of 2004. All pictures below were taken from Official Carpenter's website. Please see the official site for BF100 here.
|Found this picture from Carpenter website|
|Also found form Carpenter's website are prototype of BF100 and BF130|
As other BF series, due to it's short pitch, BF100 is suitable for more choppy sea condition with its rolling S action. BF100 is suitable for anglers who targeted GT, YFT, amberjack and hiramasa.
Action for BF100 can be seen here and for BF120 is here.
Overall length is 200mm with average weight is 95g. Compatible hook weight per piece is 9g e.g. Decoy YS-22 5/0, Decoy SW 5/0, STX-88 4/0, ST-66 4/0, Takumi 4/0 and single hook Yamai #35. For hiramasa, most BLC series rods are compatible with BF100.
As for GT, it is suggested TBL80/20, TBL83/32, TBL80/35, EP85/36, EP88/35, and for those who are expert CV79/35 is also recommended.
I think BF100 one of most common Carpenter's lure production where almost every 2 or 3 years, there will be production of BF100.
I also found 2 pictures from www.proshopfishing.com showing 2004 BF100.
The earliest pictures of mass production of BF100 I can find is September 2008, where I presume the are more older production of BF100. I think there is a production of BF100 to commemorate Bassmate shop opening/anniversary in 2013. All pictures below were taken from Carpenter's website to show production color.
|2008 September BF100 - Gurukun|
|2008 Septmber BF100 - Clownfish|
|2009 September BF100 - Black back|
|2009 September BF100 - Dark blue back|
|2011 August & 2012 January BF100 - Blue back|
|2013 December BF100 - Brimodoki (Pilot fish)|
|2013 December BF100 - CamusSawara|
|2013 December BF100 - Dark blue back|
|2013 December BF100 - Flying fish brown back|
|2013 December BF100 - Pink back|
|2016 Mac BF100 - Cobalt blue side purple|
|2016 Mac BF100 - Dark blue back gold tiger stripe|
|2016 Mac BF100 - Diablo black back|
|2016 Mac BF100 - Flying fish deep blue back|
|2016 Mac BF100 - Nirami hanadai|
|2017 February BF100 - Diablo white|
|2017 February BF100 - Nirami hanadai|
|2019 January BF100 - Black back orange belly|
|2019 January BF100 - Dark blue back gold tiger stripe|
|2019 January BF100 - Blue back holographic|
|2019 January BF100 - Diablo black back|
|2019 January BF100 - Diablo white holographic|
|2019 January BF100 - Flying fish black back|
|2019 January BF100 - Nirami hanadai|
|2019 April / 2020 February BF100 - Diablo dark blue back|
|2019 April / 2020 February BF100 - Diablo white holographic|
|2019 April / 2020 February BF100 - Black back orange belly|
|2019 April / 2020 February BF100 - Blue back side gold|
|2019 April / 2020 February BF100 - Nanyobudai|
|2019 April / 2020 February BF100 - Hirami hanadai|
|2019 April / 2020 February BF100 - Diablo clownfish|
|2013 BF100 - Bassmate Anniversary|