Product Testing Report - December 10-14, 2011

Location: White Island, New Zealand

Target: Kingfish

Source: Carpenter Japan


BLC prototype rods

- BLC 80/40R-PM SC prototype rod

- BLC 83/35R-PM SC 3 Piece prototype rod


We didn't have good recent fishing report when we arrived in New Zealand and we know surface game can be very difficult to establish in White Island sometime.

However we were very lucky to fish there on right weather, condition and timing this time...

 

BLC 83/35R-PM SC 3 Piece prototype rod + BF 120 prototype lure


It didn't take long before BF 120 prototype lure was taken slowly by 40kg Kingfish.

We used this BLC 83/35R-PM SC 3 Piece prototype rod 70-80% of time during this trip and this was great opportunity to test it under high drag tension and we were pleased to see this rod has strength for large size fish just like other 1 + 1H rods.

This rod bends beautifully and I was even forgetting this was 3 piece rod during the fight.

It took us long time since we started this development but it has become really nice rod.


EP 88/35 + γ(Gamma) 160H

Lure was taken as soon as he attached brand new one

"old lure with water inside didn't action well....."


Kingfish 17.5kg on BLC 83/35R-PM SC 3 Piece prototype rod + Prototype lure


BLC 80/40R-PM SC prototype rod + γ(Gamma) 160H in white colour

White colour works well in dark condition


BLC 83/35R-PM SC 3 Piece prototype rod + prototype lure

*Newly designed lure and it is too early to disclose!


Kingfish 20kg with shark bite mark


BLC 83/35R-PM SC 3 Piece prototype rod + BF 120 prototype lure

It is very comfortable to fish with this 3 piece rod


Kingfish 21kg on BLC 80/40R-PM SC prototype rod + γ(Gamma) 160H in white colour

- Very excited biting

- Rod is very stable under high drag tension


Kingfish on γ(Gamma) 120


Kingfish 22kg on BLC 80/40R-PM SC prototype rod + γ(Gamma) 160H in white colour

Rod is very stable under high drag tension and feel like became a good angler.....


BLC series rods give anglers great advantage for this game and number of large size Hiramasa(Yellowtail Kingfish) we captured has been significantly increased with BLC.

With many anglers who are supporting us for this development, I sincerely think this range of rods have become great rods for the purpose and I'm not able to think about Hiramasa top water game without BLC series.

 

BLC series rods - performance in different class with full of ideas and passion from Carpenter supporter.


We weigh fish for data gathering and each data will become part of our huge product know-how.

We will keep producing trustable products to our Carpenter fan anglers.


After long time testing with this BLC 83/35R-PM SC 3 Piece prototype rod, we are now able to fish and bend it with confidence.

We should be able to finalise this rod to production in near future.