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A Shot of Finesse with a Dash of Versatility : Doomsday Tackle's T47S-370MF

 

Date: 12/16/19
Tackle Type: Rod
Manufacturer: Doomsday Tackle Co
Reviewer: Cal






Total Score: 7.58 - GOOD

Introduction:
In May of 2018, we introduced Doomsday Tackle Company's T47C-370BCF - an affordable, $140 casting rod designed for finesse applications. The bait finesse (BFS) movement still has some way to go before it's more widely known and practiced. This can be attributed to many things not the least of which being that most times, spinning gear is just easier and more affordable to enable. Doomsday is prepared for this mindset too and today we take a look at their spinning rod option for finesse applications. Here's our take on the T47S-370MF.

 

Doomsday T47S-370MF Specifications

Material 30/40 ton Toray carbon blend
Length 7'-0"
Line Wt. 4-12lb
Lure Wt. 1/16-1/2oz
Pieces One
Guides 9+tip Fuji Aconite Micro
Rear Handle Length 10
Power Rating Medium Light
Taper Moderate-Fast
Rod Weight 4.3
Origin Made in China
MSRP

$140


Introducing Doomsday Tackle Company's T47S-370MF

Impressions: Doomsday Tackle Company's T47S-370MF is a seven foot, zero inch (7'-0") spinning rod made from a blend of thirty and forty ton Toray carbon fiber material. The rod features a split rear grip made of good quality cork and Fuji stainless steel framed micro guides with Aconite inserts.

 

Just like the previously reviewed T47C-370BCF, this stick features a retro-style color scheme and detailing that we have found is a little bit polarizing. Some anglers love the throwback colors and styling while others would prefer a more modern and tactical looking rod. Which camp do you fall into? 

 


Paired with a Daiwa Ballistic and ready for some action

Real World Tests: I matched this retro-style sick with the previous generation Daiwa Ballistic spinning reel mostly because the reel has a little red highlight that I thought would match the rod well. I was right. I spooled the Ballistic with 8lb Seaguar Tatsu Fluorocarbon and loaded the combo on the boat for some real world tests.


Doomsday does a nice job detailing this stick

Casting: My primary technique with the T47S-370MF was drop shotting though I later found it very suitable for throwing underspins tipped with paddletail swimbaits. In either scenario, this stick loads well and casts in predictable fashion. That moderate-fast taper takes a little adjustment if you're more accustomed to fast taper rods, but it's nothing you can't adjust to after a few casts.


The reel seat and grip design are pretty standard

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