Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Full article can be view at Carpenter Official
Specification: 2450mm, PE Max 8, Lure weight: 100-250g, Drag 12g max.
Just got this rod, after waiting for a quite sometime...
Have not sea testing but i think it is an "easy rod" just just like its little brother SLP80/33.
Was thinking to pair with 140-160g stickbait but no idea about the tip action yet. So KIV with y-140, y-160, BF140, BF160 and SA150. Also with test with N120, SF120, Damsel 120, HustlePop 130g.
Still wonder the comparison with PJ80/36, TBL80/35, EP82/38. As for reel, maintain with SW14000XG with PE6 90lb line and 150-170lb leader.
No idea if can get big GT to see the full bending of the rod...hehehe...keep praying....
As for little brother SLP80/33, currently my favorite rod with 120g stickbait and 90-120 chugger/swimmer.
Happy Ramadan Kareem 2023!!!
Sunday, February 12, 2023
In 2010/11 the 1st version of Sea Frog was released and later in Dec 2014 2nd version was made to public. It was one of the most sought after lure due to its performance and rarity.
In May 2021, another version of Sea Frog was made i.e. Sea Frog Evo II 105. Not many can have their hands on these lures due to Covid pandemic this time and its limited quantity of international release.
Click HERE for more info.
Size 165mm. Weight about 104g. Compatible hook 11g. Split ring 250lb. Seafrog evo.II 105 is a model modified to lighten the pull of " Seafrog evo.I " released in 2008. The body size is almost the same as "SEA FROG 120 " released in 1996.
|Sea Frog Evo II 105 : Black bass metal paste color (taken form Carpenter's website)|
In Dec 2022, Sea Frog SF110 Type-LQ was released. Click HERE.
|Colors of Sea Frog SF110 Type-LQ (taken from Konishi's blog)|
|Top SF120 TH vs SF110 LQ : 190mm length|
|Same diameter mouth size ~ 42.9mm|
|SF 110 LQ : 42.9mm|
|SF120 TH : 42.9mm|
|SF 105 Evo II : 42.1mm|
|SF 110LQ : 111gram|
|SF 120 TH : ~ 120.9 gram|
Knowing Carpenter lures, they have one of the tightest weight margin i.e. +/- 1 gram
|SF120 Twinhook vs SF110 Type-LQ|
As for rods, I think all three SF lures will compatible with at least 33lb class Carpenter rods e.g. SLP80/33 and easily chug with PJ80/36, EP82/38, CV79/40 and F3 711/40 using min PE6 90lb mainline and 170lb leader.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
A newer version of SeaFrog twin hook was released circa Dec 8, 2022. It was called SF 110 Type-LQ. Specification as below:
Sea Frog Twin Hook Type-LQ
Hook: 11g each with Splitring 250lb
Action: Popping with short stop interval, the lure will move sideway
I still cannot get my hand on these lures. So picture below are from Konishi-san's blog.