Product Testing Report - April 30-May 6, 2012

Location: Tokara, Japan

Target: GT

Source: Carpenter Japan


Product testing in Tokara with Big Dipper

- EP series heavy models prototype rods

- MH series prototype rod

- Prototype lures


GT 16kg on EP ICBM + Pandora 155+30


GT 27kg on 7.7ft prototype rod + Pandora prototype lure

Pandora may work well for night fishing


MH 8ft prototype rod bending with high drag pressure!

GT 35kg on favourite γ(Gamma) in white !


Heaviest TBL prototype rod (Line max up to PE12) + KLL Pandora 220+40 prototype lure


GT 47kg on MH 8ft prototype rod + KLL Pandora 220+40 prototype lure

This prototype rod balanced well between fighting and shock absorbing in difficult situation when boat was crossing large structure


GT 35kg on Heaviest TBL prototype rod + KLL Pandora 220+40 prototype lure

We feel great potential with this lure for large GT if we can cast...


GT 35kg on Pandora 155+30


Captain Fukui approaches to the point very precisely and this definitely supports his result


EP82/38 + Maguro Kattobi 200 prototype lure

Kattobi series are designed for Tuna species but they secretly work very well for GT

Fishing will improve with good mixture of γ(Gamma), Bluefish, Kattobi, Pandora and Sea Frog Twin Hook


GT 33kg on γ(Gamma) 160 Diablo


GT 25kg on γ(Gamma) 160 in white


Double catch with γ(Gamma) 160H !


GT 27kg on Pandora 155+30


GT 40kg on EP 82/42R-P1 prototype rod + Pandora 155+30


GT 42kg on EP 82/42R-P1 prototype rod + Pandora 155+30

Same good feeling as EP 82/38


Birthday!


GT 22kg on EP 86/40R-P1 + Pandora 155+30


GT 28kg on MH 8ft prototype rod + Pandora 155+30


GT 28kg on MH 8.3ft 37lb prototype rod + Pandora 155+30


GT 36kg on MH 8.3ft 37lb prototype rod + Pandora 155+30

Adjustment we applied on this rod this time made some good difference


GT 47kg on MH 8.3ft 37lb prototype rod + Pandora 155+30

Although it will take long time to complete testing, this rod is now much nicer after we applied a few adjustment


Carpenter spends significant amount of time to complete testing for each product. It generally takes long time but they will be great product with no compromise when they are released to the market