While there are 8 action-power combinations, the rod blanks varied only slightly in diameter. Sometimes when you go from drastically different action and power rods, it can be like fishing with a whip switch one minute and then a lead pipe the next. I liked that it really didn’t feel like a drastic difference because the blanks were similarly designed. The range of powers and actions is nice. On one of my trips, I was throwing both a little 1/4-ounce swimbait on one rod and 2-ounce swimbait on another rod on the same group of fish. So I would pick up the 6-foot, 10-inch The 47 rod and throw the little bait and get a few more bites after I had been throwing a bigger 6-inch swimbait on the extra heavy 7-foot, 8-inch rod.
I have been really impressed at how sensitive the rods are through all the models and how balanced they have been with such a wide array of presentation and tackle choices on them.