Product Testing Report - March 23-27, 2013

Location: Nagasaki, Japan

Target: Hiramasa (Yellowtail Kingfish)

Source: Carpenter Japan


- Prototype casting rods

- Prototype jigging rods

- Prototype lures


BLC 80/35R-PM SC + γ(Gamma) 90 Diablo


BLC 84/25R-PM SC + γ(Gamma) 45


γ(Gamma) 90 Diablo


BF 90 prototype lure

Latest prototype has good balance and will be good lure for Hiramasa, Buri and Tuna with BLC 84/18 and BLC 84/22R-P1


BLC 84/22R-P1 + BF 60


BLC 84/18 + BF 90 prototype lure

We have been testing this lure since 2010 December


BLC 84/25R-PM SC + γ(Gamma) 60

Smaller γ(Gamma) was more effective at this time of the day


BLC 84/18 + BF 90 prototype lure

BF 90 is close to complete development with a few fine tuning


Hirasama 12kg+ on BLC 83/40R-PM + BF 100


Hiramasa 18.5kg on BLC 80/40R-PM SC + BF 100

We used to make lures in this colour and may produce them again in future


Hiramasa 13.8kg on BLC 80/35R-PM SC + BF 100


Hiramasa 18kg on BLC 80/40R-PM SC + BF 100

BLC 80/40R-PM SC is my most trusted rod for this type of fishing in shallow area


Hiramasa on KLL Pandora 70


Hiramasa on Prototype jigging rod


BF 100

We are also testing different hook setting. Single hooks receives less water pressure and lure produce different action. This sometime works better than trebles and sometime doesn't. We'll keep studying this.


This is one of prototype jigging rods that we are thinking to use as base rod for further development.

In short word, this rod is like BLC rod that has very smooth bending curve and sensitive tip yet have power to control jigs.

Rod is very light weighted and capable to fight in higher angle so that angler can bring fish faster and easier.


γ(Gamma) 120 in yellowtail colour + BF 90 prototype lure


BLC 80/35R-PM SC + BF 100


Prototype jigging rod suitable for 200g jig


BLC 84/18 + BF 90 prototype lure


Prototype jigging rod in shallow area