Product Testing Report - July 06-08, 2014

Location: Nagasaki, Japan

Target: Hiramasa (Yellowtail Kingfish), Amberjack

Source: Carpenter Japan


- Prototype jigging rods (light to medium class)

- Prototype jigs


Short type prototype jigs


Spiral guide version of overhead jigging rod we tested on our last trip


Overhead prototype jigging rod + Short type prototype jig


Prototype overhead jigging rod built for fast current field


Flutemouth fish on Medium class prototype jigging rod


Overhead prototype jigging rod + Short type prototype jig

Different guide setting (guide size, quantity, type) makes rod action different and it is more obvious on lighter class rods. We built many different prototype rods and test them to find best setting on each rod.


Bonito on BC Popper 60-130


Mac Tuna on Swimming type prototype jig


Medium class prototype jigging rod

This is second generation of this prototype and modified area made this rod easier to action.


Charter boat original long shape jig


Prototype overhead jigging rod built for fast current field


Amberjack on Light class prototype jigging rod


This Light class prototype jigging rod has very smooth bending curve


Amberjack on Light class prototype jigging rod


Hiramasa 8kg on Medium class prototype jigging rod + Prototype jig 250g


Hiramasa on Light class prototype jigging rod

Rod is stable during fight.


Amberjack on 6.7ft light class prototype jigging rod

It was really sort fight as light class rod!


Light class prototype jigging rod

6lb rod (right) and 10lb rod (left)


Medium class prototype jigging rod


Medium class prototype jigging rod + Swimming type prototype jig


Light class prototype jigging rod

This prototype rod is 6lb rod. It is great fun to catch small fish but yet capable to for unexpected large species and last them by rod action.