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Doomsday Tackle Co's Not So Grim Reaper 3.2 (continued)


What I like about the 3.2 Reaper is it's versatile enough to be rigged like a traditional chunk (pierced through the body) or threaded onto the hook depending on how finicky the bass the particular day you're on the water. If the fish are relatively active, fishing the bait like a traditional chunk allows the Reaper to flap more freely and it gives your jig a larger profile.


If the fish are being more sluggish, you can change things up and lessen the profile of your overall bait by threading the Reaper onto the hook so just the claws undulate when you hop or drag your jig across the bottom.

Each resealable bag houses a plastic shell to keep the baits intact.

Design/Ergonomics: The Reaper is available in eight (8) different colors and as mentioned earlier comes in a package of 8. The baits are packaged in a clear plastic clamshell within the resealable plastic bag to help the baits maintain their shape while in storage. It's a nice touch though perhaps unnecessary for this bait. It's really compact enough to where it shouldn't deform, but the plastic shell does give the bait a higher end feel when you open the package.

A closeup of the bait showing where the claws attached and the two extra appendages out to the side.

Price & Applications: Each package of 8 retails for an MSRP of $5.99 which comes down to roughly $0.75 per bait. This might seem a little steep initially, but the baits are fairly durable. Thanks to its compact size, the claws seem to stay attached pretty well though that can always change if you run into a group of short striking spotted bass.

The bait's claws are detached out of the package.

Application wise, aside from the afore mentioned use of the bait as a traditional trailer, I also fished the Reaper 3.2 as a drop shot bait. It's small enough to tip onto a #2 or #1 drop shot hook and can give you a nice option to change things up if the fish are in a more aggressive state.

Trailer bait fun.


Doomsday Reaper Craw Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Nicely packaged and consistent looking baits 8
Performance Floats up nicely from the bottom 8
Price A little pricey when broken down to a bait by bait price 7
Features No special scent infusion but we like the channels in the claws and the ribbed main body 7.5
Design (Ergonomics) The resealable package is very welcome as is the plastic clamshell 7.5
Application A nice little finesse trailer 7

Total Score

Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ Nice compact shape - More color selections would be nice
+ Ribbed body and unique claws - No option to fish the claws together as a single tail
+ Nice packaging  


Doomsday Tackle Company's Reaper is fun little trailer bait.

Conclusion: Doomsday Tackle Company is a relative new comer to the bass fishing scene. If the Reaper is any indication as to the quality of their product, then we expect good things in the years to come. For now, if you're looking for a compact trailer that can double as a drop shot bait check out the Reaper 3.2. It might surprise you.


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