Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year 2017 NE Monsoon Trip

7th Jan 2017
Berhala Island
Stickbait time with Carpenter CV79/35 and Maihime 120 Pilotfish

Double strike on Carpenter Seafrog PP130 and Adhek Bali Mini Gecko

On Carpenter Seafrog Twinhook 120 Pilotfish

Small one on NativeWork Napalm 200




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

End 2016 : Jarak Island

year end trip
Carpenter TBL80/35
Pulling a foul hook GT using Napalm 200
Native Works Napalm 200mm

Another small caught on Carpenter Maihime 120 Diablo White

Small lure = Small GT...HammerHead  A-cup
Lucky escape....

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Q4: Carpenter Lures

Carpenter Maihime MH120-220

Previous Maihime (Dancer) was released in October 2015 with 3 color schemes i.e. black back, black back with side purple and dark blue back flying fish.
October 2016 saw 2 more color schemes were added i.e. Diablo white with metal paste and Black back (Torashima) with metal paste.

KLL model: 012A
total length : 220mm
weight:  about 118g
hook weight (per piece):  about 11g i.e. Decoy Saltwater 6/0, Takumi 5/0
split ring: Carpenter 250Lb SR or Owner #9

Having undergone a series of testing and improvements, the new Carpenter lure “MAIHIME” appears and swims just like real fish, that they cannot even figure out if the lure is a real fish or not.

Its action on the water is almost the same as Gamma, but this lure works better if you give it a shorter jerk pitch reel winding intervals (shorter pause time) i.e. that is where the "Dancer" word coming from.  This lure might not be the best for the rough wave condition where Bluefish and Gamma are better choice for that condition.

GT rod recommended : TBL80/35, TBL83/32, EP85/36, EP88/35, EP82/38 and TBL80/30.

Pictures below were copied from Carpenter's website to show color scheme of the Maihime 120:
Flying fish and dark blue back (metal pasted)

Black back (holograph pasting)

Black back / side purple (holographic paste)
Black back (tiger stripes) Metal paste

Diablo White Metal paste 


Carpenter Blue Fish BF120-210

In 2016, 2 color scheme were introduced i.e.
1) Diablo dark blue back with metal paste
2) Flying fish with black back and metal paste

total length : 210mm
weight:  about 116g
hook weight (per piece):  about 11g i.e. Decoy Saltwater 6/0, Takumi 5/0
split ring: Carpenter 250Lb SR or Owner #9

2 type actions can be applied
a) just pull - "walk the dog"
b) jerk and pitch like playing gamma i.e. variable jerk speed, length, pitch and stop time.

GT rod recommended : TBL80/35, TBL83/32, EP85/36, EP88/35, EP82/38, TBL80/30, CV79/35, EP86/40 RP-1, F3 711/40 (familiar with rod is possible) and TBL80/40 (familiar with rod is possible).

Pictures below were copied from Carpenter's website to show color scheme of the BF 120:
Diablo dark blue back. Metal paste

Flying fish and black back (with eggplant blue) Metal paste



Carpenter Gamma 160
In 2016, 2 types of Gamma 160 were produced i.e. GTγ 160 (4 colors) and GTγ 160H (2 colors).

Colors for γ160
1) Diablo dark blue back with hologram paste
2) Diablo black back (Torashima) with metal paste
3) Flying fish with black back and metal paste
4) Diablo clownfish with hologram paste

Colors for γ160H
1) Black back with metal paste
2) Pilot fish with metal paste

Gamma γ160-255 and Gamma γ160H-255
total length : 255mm
weight:  about 160g for γ160, 165g for γ160H
hook weight (per piece):  about 15g i.e. Decoy Saltwater 7/0, Takumi 6/0
split ring: Carpenter 350Lb SR or Owner #10

GT rod recommended : F3711/40, MH80H, CV79/40, CV79/35, TBL80/35, EP86/40 R-P1 and TBL80/40.

Pictures below were copied from Carpenter's website to show color scheme of the γ160:
Flying fish and black back (with eggplant blue) Metal pasting

Diablo Blackback (Tiger stripe) Metal pasting

Diablo dark blue back. Holographic attachment

Clownfish and Diablo design. Holo paste 


Pictures below were copied from Carpenter's website to show color scheme of the  γ160H:
Burimodoki Metal pasting

Black back. Metal pasting



Disclaimer
I am not claim to be an authority in the field of rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site is at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All above writing is just my feedback and opinion.  Please browse official sites for more accurate explanation and description. While I makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, i provide no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information on this site. I welcome suggestions on how to improve this site’s content and correct errors.


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Available in the market: HammerHead Faube series rods in Q4 2016

HammerHead FAUBE rod series

3 Faube class rods are available from Hammer-Head i.e. Faube 77H,  Faube 77M+ and Faube 78ML. Faube rods were built mainly for the comfort and the maximum potential of Hammer-Head Faube poppers.  Faube blank can be characterised to have a lot of "kick" i.e. the casting distance depends on anglers power and techniques they applied.  My 1st feel that these rods are way to stiff for me, but after hook-up, the rod bend nicely from tip to butt with high lifting power. Short stroke of lifting i.e from horizontal to 60 deg with fight fish nicely. Caution for those who have back problems and slip disc thou.

Lets review the lightest Faube first....

Faube 78ML
One of my favorite all-day chugger rod. 7.8 feet (7 feet 9 inches) and weight 396 gram.  Stated on the blank max lure 160gram with max line of PE10.  Normally i paired with HH D-cup (130g), Napalm 220, GT2 150, Seafrog twinhook 120, SS Lure Jenna 130 and Fullscale Kong 180.  Notice that most lures are below 140gram size.  By using Stella 2008 SW10000XG with SOM 16000 spool,  filled up with PowerPro red 100lb and initial drag setup of 10kg, Okubo knot style system and Fisherman leader 170lb, Faube 78ML is one of my old-man-all-day-chugger-rod.
Mr Eidi of Anglers Garage bends Faube 78ML with HH D-cup (Pic courtesy of HammerHead )


Faube 77M+
7.7 feet = 7 feet 8 inches, Line max: ~PE10, Lure max: ~180g.
I used this rod mainly with HH E-cup (145g), Craftbait GT2 150, Craftbait GT3 150g, Napalm 220 and 250, Fullscale Kong 180and 200, Patriot Design MasterBomb 155 and Orion Cono-Cono 160g. Tip and rod is more stiffer than 78ML but still light weight. Frankly, not so forgiving blank on my back if I set it on high drag more than 13kg.

Bending Faube 77M+ with 12-13kg fight drag.



Faube 77H
Heaviest of Faube series. 7.7 feet = 7 feet 8 inches, Line max: ~PE12 with lure max 250g.  Never got the chance to test fishing with this rod yet.  Initial pond testing shows it was design to cast and chug HH Faube popper of E-cup, G-cup and I-cup.



Disclaimer
I am not claim to be an authority in the field of rod, lure and equipment testing and the use of any information on this site is at the user’s and buyer's own risk.  All above writing is just my feedback and opinion.  Please browse official sites for more accurate explanation and description. While I makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, i provide no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information on this site. I welcome suggestions on how to improve this site’s content and correct errors.