Temple Fork GIS SCS 902-2 Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rod

Temple Fork GIS SCS 902-2 Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rod - 9 ft.

Price: $239.95
TD Code
TypeLengthPowerLine Wt. (lb)Lure Wt. (oz)ActionPrice
GIS SCS 902-2
Surf Spinning9 ft.
2 pc.
MAG L12-251-5Mag$239.95 USD
The Temple Fork GIS SCS 902-2 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).
5 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Alonzo
Casts lures like a dream!
December 7, 2020
This is the first real surf fishing pole I buy that is meant for lures and I gotta say it was well worth the money. I was easily casting 2-4 oz lures farther than I ever have and it definitely felt like the pole could handle more if needed. I used this pole in Puerto Vallarta and was catching sierra or I believe it's spanish mackerel and I was able to horse them in no problem. Only thing would be that the tip is a bit more sensitive but since I live in SoCal and there aren't too many big species to catch that more sensitive tip will help me catch and feel the smaller strikes. Overall I'm in love and haven't found anything to complain about yet.
By JojoX
Good if not great!
December 3, 2020
This would have been the perfect rod if they put fuji K guides on it. I have mine paired with Daiwa Certate 4000HD and it’s the perfect pair for me.
By Brian
New Jersey
Great Rod
July 10, 2020
This is a great rod. Flexibility and sensitivity are excellent. I wish it broke down more even, but that is my only complaint. Excellent rod, must try!
ProsFlexibility Sensitivity Looks
ConsIt breaks down uneven
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 10’6 Great Rod
October 6, 2017
10’6 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
5 Questions & 5 Answers
Ben Marz
from Hoboken, New Jersey asked:
September 29, 2018
Would the Shimano ULTCI45500XTC Ultegra CI4 Plus match up ok with this rod?
1 Answers
Yes, the 5500 Shimano Ultegra will fit the 9 foot tfo tactical surf.
on October 1, 2018

from Orlando, FL asked:
August 9, 2018
What is the rod power and action for the 9' rod
1 Answers
MAG LIGHT and magnum: here is TFO'S description of their Magnum Power Coding. https://tforods.com/quick-guide-rod-actions-rod-powers/
on August 15, 2018

William Lint
from South Carolina asked:
October 15, 2017
How heavy is the TFO 9 FT SURF ROD?
1 Answers
Hello William, the TFO tactical surf weighs in at 8.8 oz's
on October 16, 2017

Joey Carstarphen
from New Jersey asked:
April 30, 2018
I read on the tfo website that you can use a spinning or casting reel with this rod. In the previous question it says just spinning. I wanted to know if these are older models that you're not able to use both or just different models?
1 Answers
In looking at that section of TFO's webpage, my interpretation is that the grip and reel seat on the butt section will accommodate both a spinning and casting reel. That being said, the rest of the blank is set up for spinning gear based on the style of guides used. For that reason I would only suggest using these rods with spinning reels.
on May 7, 2018

from schibesalex25@yahoo.com asked:
May 22, 2017
Looking for a casting rod. How can you tell the difference in the model numbers between casting rods and spinning ??
1 Answers
These models are only Spinning.
on May 27, 2017


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