Product Testing Report - December 01-05, 2013

Location: White Island & Ranfurly Banks, New Zealand

Target: Kingfish

Source: Carpenter Japan


- Prototype jigging rods

- Prototype jigs (200-300g)

- Prototype lure


70kg luggage.....


Weather didn't allow us to fish at Ranfurly Banks on the first day (and the last day) and we went to White Island.


Kingfish 13kg on Light class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 150g jig

This light jig rod has great potential for the class and lands this class fish easily.

We caught up to 21kg on this rod during testing trip so far.

This is great fun rod with sensitivity to feel jig movement.


Double hook up - surface and jig

Kingfish 13kg on Light class prototype jigging rod (for 120g jig)


Light class prototype jigging rod (for 150g jig) + Prototype 180g jig

This rod is getting close to complete testing and we will have another testing trip in Japan this month for fine tuning.

All Carpenter rods are tested to the level we satisfy and think there will be no need for majour model change in the future.


East Cape - half way to Ranfurly Banks


Kingfish 30kg on Medium heavy class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 300g jig


Kingfish 28kg on KLL 50/50 + Prototype 300g jig

KLL 50/50 is short and stiff rod but it is amazingly easy to action and fight


Heavy class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 325g jig


Heavy class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 325g jig

This heavy class jigging rod is to fish for versatile large species like Amberjack, Bluefin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Grouper, Kingfish, Samson Fish etc...


Kingfish 31kg on Medium heavy class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 300g jig


Heavy class prototype jigging rod


Hapuku on KLL 50/50


Hapuku on KLL 50/50


Kingfish 30kg on Medium heavy class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 265g jig


Kingfish 32kg on Medium heavy class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 265g jig


BLC 80/40R-PM SC + γ(Gamma) 160 Diablo White

Whether this year or time of year, we didn't see large Kingfish schooling up during this trip


Kingfish 25kg on BLC 80/35R-PM SC + γ(Gamma) 120


Medium heavy class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 265g jig


Kingfish 25kg on Medium heavy class prototype jigging rod + Prototype 270g jig


We had good progress for testing medium heavy and heavy class prototype jigging rods and found a few things need to be adjusted. We'll bring another prototype rods with updated length and action on next trip