Product Testing Report - February 17-26, 2015

Location: Christmas Island, Kiribati

Target: GT

Source: Carpenter Japan


- Prototype casting rods

- Prototype lures

 

GT fishing in Kiribati became harder than 10 years ago and it was really good environment to test lure actions.


7.11ft / 40lb prototype rod + Prototype lure


New 35lb prototype rod + BF 140


BF 160 prototype lure


Prototype lure


Prototype lure in different balance

We often see small change in lure action changes fish activity.


TBL 80/35 prototype rod + Prototype lure


γ(Gamma) 120H prototype lure

H-type γ(Gamma) worked really well through this trip.


Maguro floating version prototype lure


7.3ft / 36lb version 2 prototype rod + Pandora

Surface activity became quiet and it didn't take long to hook GT after switching lure to this.


BF 120


Quite a few GTs chased γ(Gamma) 120H prototype lure but many missed hooks. We changed lure to γ(Gamma) 160H then immediately hooked one.

Tiny difference in action makes fishing different and we'll be working on 120H to tune up further.


GT 44.5kg on 7.11ft / 40lb prototype rod


GT 37kg on KLL 74/32 + BF 120


GT 31kg on 35lb prototype rod


GT 30kg on 7.3ft / 36lb version 2 prototype rod


We had a few different γ(Gamma) 120H prototype lure but one of them consistently worked better than others


γ(Gamma) 160H


Tried ε(Epsilon) 140 prototype lure we tested a few years ago but still think it is not right and need improvement


7.3ft / 36lb version 2 prototype rod + γ(Gamma) 160H


7.7ft prototype rod + Maguro Kattobi 110


7.7ft prototype rod + KLL 012A


We'll have more testing in Japanese GT fields and hope to come back here for further testing