2007 Nov. 11 Tanegashima GT special, Mr. Kozou Okubo


We held the GT special tour in Tanegashima for the first time.


It was the first time for the members to challenge the popular Tanegashima area. We are all super excited.
First cast of the Tanegashima GT special tour.

In the mean time, as my broken leg was not healed, I played with the "Inchiku".


I caught a corral trout.

While I was playing with small fish, Mr. Sikanai got a bite.
The hookup was successful and the fight began. It looks big !



He lifted the fish to the surface, and as expected, a nice size.
Mr. Sugiyama successfully netted the fish the first time.
Mr. Sikanai was so happy, he fell on the deck.


Caught on the E-Cup top light black (7F).


His first challenge domestically for a GT, and managed to land his personal best. 143cm GT.
This size usually tips the scales over 40kg, and looks tough.


Next was Mr. Sugiyama. His first challenge in Tanegashima and also hooks up.
As usual, he surfaces the fish in an instant.
Rod: HAMMERHEAD FAUBE 77H (prototype)


Caught on the G-Cup @Cloudy black (23).


Mr. Sugiyama, congratulations on your first fish in Tanegashima!
Lure: G-Cup cloudy black (23)
Rod: HAMMERHEAD FAUBE 77H iPrototype)



Next day,Mr. Sikanai hooked up again.


Surfaced with the E-Cup All Pink (41) in its mouth.


Approx. 25kg GT. A beautiful fish.
Congratulations Mr. Sikanai
E-Cup All Pink (41)

Next, Mr. Nakamura hooked up. His first challenge catching a GT. With a little help and advice.......

A small shark surfaced.....
It looks like Tanegashima has plenty of these in stock as well

Congrats Mr. Nakamura.
Hope you catch the real one next time.

Mr. Sugiyama hooked up again.
Rod F HAMMERHEAD FAUBE 77H iPrototypej

We are currently testing the Hammer-Head GT rod over and over.
The blank has finally started to materialize.
My kind of rod (Maruyama). We are getting other angers opinions on this rod as well.


The fish is pulling hard.
Rod F HAMMERHEAD FAUBE 77H iPrototypej



Surfaced with the G-Cup Cloudy Black (23) again!

30kg + GT.
Congratulations Mr. Sugiyama.
G-Cup Cloudy black (23)
fight Time : under a minute and a half.
Rod F HAMMERHEAD FAUBE 77H iPrototypej



On the final day and the final hour, Mr. Sugiyama produced a fish again.
This also looks big.
Rod F HAMMERHEAD FAUBE 77H iPrototypej


It surfaced with the G-Cup All Black (22)


Captain Iwamoto came down to land the fish.

Both of them try to lift it to the boat.
Pretty big.

The GT special 8/0 hook was nicely set in its mouth.
G-Cup All Black (22)

145cm tough looking GT.
Congratulations Mr. Sugiyama.
Fight Time : under a 2minute
Rod F HAMMERHEAD FAUBE 77H iPrototypej

Successfully released.


Comment: Hammer-Head Maruyama
We are currently testing the Hammer-Head GT rod over and over.
The blank has finally started to materialize. My kind of rod (Maruyama).
We are getting other angers opinions on this rod as well.


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