Temple Fork GIS SCS 1065-2 Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rod

Temple Fork GIS SCS 1065-2 Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rod - 10 ft. 6 in.

Price: $259.95
TD Code
TypeLengthPowerLine Wt. (lb)Lure Wt. (oz)ActionPrice
GIS SCS 1065-2
Surf Spinning10 ft. 6 in.
2 pc.
MAG MH15-402-8Mag$259.95 USD
The Temple Fork GIS SCS 1065-2 Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rod was designed to tackle all of the extremes that the world's oceans have to offer. A braided graphite reel seat ensures a positive grip, even under the toughest conditions. This rod also features tangle free guides with the first guide reversed to eliminate line tangles. This rod is classified as Magnum action (Fast and Stiff), with a 70/30 ferrule.
5 Stars based on 13 reviews
By Yusuf
Seattle, WA
Absolutely love this rod
March 23, 2020
I use this rod on the fishing pier and have been able to fight much bigger fish with it. Its sensitive, and I feel like the fish cant feel until its too late. Just the right amount of bend. I have thrown over 3oz with the 1/2oz-2oz maglite, no problem. And I love how light weight it is
ProsLight weight Seems very well built and strong plus it has warranty
By Will
Lady Lake, FL
Versatile 2 Pc Surf Rod
January 18, 2020
Light surf rod with a great backbone. And, you can really sling your terminal tackle out there if weight-matched to the rod’s specs.
ProsWeight Feel 2 Piece design Reel seat and guides are holding up well.
ConsNone so far.
By Jeffrey
Auburn, MA
Buy it!
January 2, 2020
By far one of the best investments for surf casting I've ever made! Strong, durable, casts like a dream! You won't be disappointed!
ConsCant find any!
By Tyler
Great rod
December 18, 2019
The 9’ 1-5oz has been perfect to me for 3 or 4 years now, I prefer it for metals and jigs but it’s fine with lighter plugs like sp minnows as well. It really shines in the 1.5-2.5 oz range and adds more than a few yards to my casting distance compared to many other rods I’ve used.
By Elias
Superb Rod (11 ft 3-8oz)
March 17, 2019
I was hesitant on spending the $ on this rod but I can say it's worth! Very strong, sensitive, and light weight for the size. I can sling bucktails and plugs less than 2 oz super far even though its rated 3-8 oz.
ProsNice blue color, great warranty, casts far, strong
ConsMay be too stiff for some people
By Garrett L.
SOUTHBURY Connecticut
TFO 10â€â"˘6 Great Rod
October 6, 2017
10â€â"˘6 is a great rod. Lightweight, strong, and casts a wide variety of weights. On top of these, the rod has a great finish and is easily the best looking rod I own.
By Paul
Super lightweight and strong
July 21, 2017
I was in the need for a 9 foot rod for fishing buck tails and plugs from the beach and this rod met my requirements it's lightweight and has a nice back bone with a sensitive tip. You can cast all day and not me sore the next day I highly recommend it
ProsLightweight and strong
Consonly made for spinning reels no casting version available
By August
Conover, NC
June 29, 2017
Very good quality rod! Super light! The perfect balance paired up w/the Stella SW5000PG.
By Nick L.
South Shore Long Island, NY
Excellent Surf Rod, great price point
June 20, 2017
Handles 1.5-2 oz baits with razor like precision. Rod action suits surf, jetty and bay fishing perfectly. Overall amazing quality and value for the price. Have handled bluefish and stripers up to ~20lbs with ease. Sensitive enough to use for shore based fluking as well but so far I've only pulled out shorts for the season. Don't hesitate - amazing rod. I have it paired with a Penn Slammer 6500 for blue/strippers and switch off to Penn Slammer 4500 for fluking.
By seb
light , almost too light?
September 16, 2016
amazing rod, so far i love it, it is very light so be aware do not put a 6000 reel on it, i have mine paired with a BG 4500 and its a dream
thanks tackledirect
ps: TFO surf rods are sooooo under rated
By Cam
Great rod for the money
August 31, 2016
If you don't have the $$ for a true Lami (not an Insane Surf, the real Lami's) or high end St Croix, ODM, etc, this offers an alternative to the other low-mid range surf rods. Very light and casts a mile. I bought the 10'6" and find that it's better suited for 1-4 oz rather than the 2-8 as stated on the blank. I would absolutely not want to throw anything over 5 oz. with this. Have yet to put a decent fish on it but we will see how well it performs long-term. TFO has a great warranty like St Croix, so i expect to have it for a long time.
By Anas
Springfield Gardens, NY
August 12, 2016
Well it is a good rod and all but, I noticed the ratings and weigh of the rod was different from what I've read
Prosgood quality
ConsHeavier than other rods
By Alex
California, MD
Awesome rod!
May 3, 2015
Very light rod, super powerful and true to it's rating. I highly recommend it! I have a 9ft paired with a Conquer 7000 and it is very nice!
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from Florida asked:
January 26, 2020
What make are the guides and are they ceramic ?
1 Answer
Hello Buck, the guides are Fuji Alconite guides which are a special type of ceramic guides which offers super low abrasion on any type of line. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on January 31, 2020

William Stone
from CT asked:
September 26, 2018
What is the warranty for this rod? Thank you.
1 Answer
All TFO products purchased from an authorized dealer have a no-fault lifetime warranty for the life of the registered owner. This warranty is exclusively between TFO and the registered owner of the product.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 26, 2018

from NY asked:
August 24, 2018
Will the 10'6" 2-8oz TFO pair well with a VS250?
1 Answer
That rod and reel would make a great surf combo
Submitted by: Bernie on August 30, 2018

from Edgewood, Maryland asked:
February 24, 2018
How many total eyes (including tip) are on the 10.6
1 Answer
Hello Larson, there are 8 total guides on the 10 ft 6in TFO tactical series rod.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 26, 2018

from Pembroke nh asked:
December 15, 2016
Is this an even split rod or 70/30?
1 Answer
The Temple Fork GIS SCS 1065-2 Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rod - 10 ft. 6 in. is a 70/30 split.
Submitted by: Donald on December 16, 2016

from Pennsylvania asked:
October 21, 2016
Can you tell me the weight of this rod?
1 Answer
The weight of this rod is 12 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on October 22, 2016


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