Temple Fork GTS SF802-4 Gary Loomis Tactical Series GTS Pack Rod
|GTS Spin Fly Pack Rod||8'|
|L||4-8||1/16 - 1/4||-||M-Fast||$149.95 USD|
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St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
A compromise travel rod - spinning and fly rod - has issues
March 8, 2016
GTS SF 802-4 (a light rod for trout, grayling, panfish, bass et c.) Not good (I returned it today) - the tip section is a fly rod tip section with snakes and a loop tip guide, the middle two pieces are spinning rod like with Fuji guides - the butt section is like a fly rod's (short) but with rings for variable positioning of the reel. It might be OK for fly fishing but the butt is too short to balance a spinning reel on - I have several 4-piece fly rods so this is no good to me. This rod is supposed to be a fly/spin tool but it is too compromised to be ideal for either function in my opinion. Will keep search for a longish 4 pc light spinning rod. This said - the other Temple Fork Rods I have are EXCELLENT - this one is an exception.
Pros:In a pinch, might be usable as either a fly and spinning rod in one item.
Cons:This rod is supposed to be a fly/spin tool but it is too compromised to be much good for either function in my opinion, due to the odd mixture of fly rod butt and tip sections, and spinning middle sections - when opening the rod bag it appears like you have got pieces of two different rods mixed up in the same package. I returned for store credit.