Product Testing Report - January 14-22, 2012

Location: New Caledonia

Target: GT

Source: Carpenter Japan


Test products

- GT prototype rods

- KLL BF 140 balance test lure

- KLL Sea Frog 145/170 test lures

- γ(Gamma) H models test lure

We had lots of hook up during this trip but many good fish were taken by sharks.

We lost 34 lures between four anglers!


Lots of lures to test!


We brought some heavy GT prototype rods - 43lb, 45lb, 46lb and 50lb


43lb prototype rod + Pandora 155+30


GT 30kg on Pandora 155+30 works very well when we don't see much surface activity


Coral Trout on Pandora 155+30


Spanish Mackerel on Pandora 155+30

This lure works for many species.


46lb prototype rod


KLL test lure


KLL popper 170 test lure


Good fish! but taken by shark again....


EP 86/40 R-P1 prototype + KLL BF 140 balance test lure


KLL BF 140 balance test lure


GT 30kg+


KLL popper 170 test lure


Maguro Kattobi 160 prototype lure


KLL γ(Gamma)160 balance test lure


TBL 80/40 prototype rod

- Very easy to use


Maguro Kattobi 110


TBL 83/32 prototype rod + Maguro Kattobi 110


GT 30kg+ on EP 86/40 R-P1 prototype rod + KLL BF 140 balance test lure


KLL popper 170 test lure


GT 40kg on 46lb prototype rod + KLL popper 170 test lure


KLL popper 170 test lure


TBL 80/40 prototype rod


KLL BF 140 balance test lure


KLL BF 140 balance test lure


46lb prototype rod + KLL popper 170 test lure


TBL 80/40 prototype rod


TBL 80/40 prototype rod

- Very easy to fight


KLL BF 140 balance test lure

Lure with this particular balance was easy to use and worked well.


Huge fish on EP 82/38 + Pandora 155+30

Fish took all 250m line within 20 seconds non-stop!

We assume this was 100kg+ class Dogtooth Tuna.


Pandora 155+30

Another good fish (expected 40kg class) was also on Pandora 155+30 but taken by shark.....


MH 79XH + KLL γ(Gamma) 250 balance test lure


Fighting GT is not easy when power of rod and angler are not matched


43lb prototype rod


γ(Gamma) 200


GT 40kg on 43lb prototype rod

It's a shame fish looks smaller in the photograph.....


Overall we had lots of fish and good progress on our testing