Product Testing Report - June 15-19, 2014

Location: Amami, Japan

Target: GT

Source: Carpenter Japan


- Prototype casting rods

- Prototype lures

 

We tested short rods mainly this time. Since we designed KLL 74/32, we noticed that great advantage for those rods when long casting distance isn't required.


It was the middle of rainy season and we had rain in most days during this trip but fish was lot more active compare to our last trip a few weeks ago.


TBL 80/35 prototype rod + Zeus 150 + 25


GT 32kg on TBL 80/35 prototype rod + Zeus 150 + 25


KLL 74/32 + γ(Gamma) 120H prototype lure


EP 85/36 + Pandora 155


Short length prototype rod heavy type + Pandora 155+30


Short length prototype rod light type + Pandora 155


7.11ft prototype rod + Zeus 150+25


Short length prototype rod heavy type + γ(Gamma) 140 with single hooks


GT 25kg on Short length prototype rod light type + Pandora 155+30


CV 79/40 + BF 160 prototype lure


Bluefin Trevally on Short length prototype rod light type + Prototype lure

One of the most aggressive bite we have seen before.


GT 34kg on Short length prototype rod heavy type + Pandora 155+30

13m shallow water and rod had 14kg drag. Flight with this prototype rod was one of the easiest that we remember.


GT 28kg on Short length prototype rod heavy type + Zeus


GT 45kg on EP 85/36 + Pandora 155+30


GT 30kg on EP 82/38 + Pandora 155+30


We tested short rods mainly on this trip.

Short rods have an advantage when fighting but also they are easier to apply shorter action to lures. This was one of feedback from our recent jigging rod testing that we thought we can apply to our GT rods.