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Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rods

Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rods

Gary Loomis' GTS two-piece surf rods were specially engineered for maximum distance and performance. Braided graphite and EVA foam grips, tangle-free guides.

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TypeLengthPowerLine Wt.
Lure Wt.
GTS SCS862-2
Surf Spinning8 ft. 6 in.
2 pc.
MAG L12-251-6Mag$179.95 USD
GIS SCS 902-2
Surf Spinning9 ft.
2 pc.
MAG L12-251-5Mag$239.95 USD
GIS SCS 1065-2
Surf Spinning10 ft. 6 in.
2 pc.
MAG MH15-402-8Mag$259.95 USD
GIS SCS 1106-2
Surf Spinning11 ft.
2 pc.
MAG H20-503-8Mag$269.95 USD
GIS SP 1102-2
Surf Spinning11 ft.
2 pc.
MAG L-1/2-2Mag$269.95 USD
Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rods, from the 8-foot-6-inch MAG Light to the 10-foot-6-inch MAG Medium Heavy, are designed to tackle all of the extremes the world's oceans have to offer.

The 9-foot and 10-foot-6-inch rods have braided graphite reel seats ensuring a positive grip under the toughest conditions. These rods also feature tangle free guides with the first guide reversed to eliminate line tangles.

The 8-foot-6-inch MAG L has a little softer action and features EVA foam grips and foregrips for ultimate comfort.
5 Stars based on 9 reviews
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
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!
20 Questions & 20 Answers
from NJ asked:
January 9, 2019
What is Mag L and what is action Mag and what are the equivalent to?
1 Answer
Magnum Power actions are two times heavier than their corresponding power so "mag L" would be medium power.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 10, 2019

from NJ asked:
January 9, 2019
Is the 10' 6" GTS part carbon handle carried anymore? Or has it been discontinued?
1 Answer
The GTS was replaced by the GIS
Submitted by: Bernie on January 10, 2019

from Oviedo, Florida asked:
December 30, 2018
Hello I saw that you guys answered that the 9 ft was 10.4 oz but on their website they listed it at 8.6 oz, may I know which is the actual weight?
1 Answer
We physically weighed the rod again and is 10.4 oz
Submitted by: Bernie on December 31, 2018

from Arlington asked:
November 11, 2018
When will the 8’6†be available again?
1 Answer
The 8 ft. 6 in has been discontinued
Submitted by: Bernie on November 12, 2018

from Cape cod Mashole. asked:
October 18, 2018
Can the 1102 handle 50-60 pound braid? I heard this was designed to throw SP minnows seems that way with the lure rating.
1 Answer
The mag heavy can handle 50-60 pound braid and really any surface or sub-surface lures.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 19, 2018

from Milford, NJ asked:
September 16, 2018
Would a Florida Fishing Products Osprey 4000 be a good reel for the TFO 9' surf rod? Thank you.
1 Answer
By looking at the specs of that reel the 9 foot should pair up with it just fine.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 17, 2018

nick f
from North east asked:
February 15, 2018
will the 10/6 rod work at the cape cod canal?
1 Answer
Hello Nick, the 11 foot may be a better option for getting better distance on the canal. I would suggest looking at one of the Century Sling Shot surf rods.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 16, 2018

Charlie Gilmore
from Middleboro,MA asked:
January 25, 2018
What is the length breakdown of the 11ft rod . 50/50 or 70/30
1 Answer
Hello charlie, that is a 70/30 split.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 25, 2018

Jeff Caserta
from Hartford ct. asked:
August 5, 2018
Would the diawa bg 5000 be a good fit for the 3 to 8 ounce 11ft rod or the bg 6500 series
1 Answer
We recommend going with the 6500 BG.
Submitted by: Rebecca on August 7, 2018

from Orlando, FL asked:
June 5, 2018
What line weight is this rod rated for? braided or mono
1 Answer
The line rating is all for mono.
Submitted by: Ricky on June 6, 2018

Ronghua Wang
from OR asked:
April 9, 2018
What is the warranty for this surf rod? Thanks,
1 Answer
We have a 30 return policy, un-used still in original packaging. All other warranties will have to go through Gary Loomis. You will ave to register the rod you would be purchasing on their site. Once you register if the rod has a manufacturer defect you can go through their warranty.
Submitted by: Donald on April 12, 2018

from new york asked:
April 4, 2018
would a vs150 or a vs200 be balanced on the 9 footer
1 Answer
The VS 150 would balance best with the 9' Gary Loomis Surf Rod.
Submitted by: Donald on April 5, 2018

Dominic Tamburrino
from Rhode Island asked:
February 10, 2018
Is the 9†true to 1-5? Anyone ever load 4 ounces into it?
1 Answer
The Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rods are rated accurately. You will be just fine loading the 9' model with 4 oz. This series rod provides great action and stability fishing in the surf.
Submitted by: Donald on February 10, 2018

Chris Sadler
from Harrodsburg kentucky asked:
June 19, 2017
What are the overall weights of the 10.6 and 11ft rods and also which type of guides do these rods have are they k frame ?
1 Answer
The 10'6'' weighs 12 oz and the 11' model weighs 14.4 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on June 24, 2017

from NJ asked:
June 4, 2017
will the Penn Slammer 3 6500 be a good fit for the 10'6" or 11ft?
1 Answer
Yes. Both the 5500 and 6500 would balance well with those models.
Submitted by: Devon on June 6, 2017

from Boston, Massachusetts asked:
May 20, 2017
Can you recommend a reel that would be a good match for the 9' TFO? I'm guessing my Penn Clash 5000 might be too heavy.
1 Answer
A 5000 size Penn Clash would actually be a great match for the 9' model.
Submitted by: Devon on May 26, 2017

from Tulsa, Oklahoma asked:
April 8, 2017
What's the rod weight of the 9 foot and 8'6 foot rod?
1 Answer
The 8'6'' rod is unavailable at this time to provide weight. The 9' rod is 10.4 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on April 11, 2017

carmine leonetti
from Florida asked:
March 5, 2017
Whats the split on the 9 ft tfo surf
1 Answer
These rods are a 70/30 split.
Submitted by: Devon on March 7, 2017

Scott B
from St Augustine Fl asked:
February 25, 2017
I have a Van Staal VR200. using 50LB diamond braid, which rod would be best suited for throwing big krocodile spoons and Rapalas?
1 Answer
The Temple Fork GIS SCS 1106-2 Gary Loomis Tactical Series Surf Rod - 11 ft. would pair well with the VR200 for casting big spoons and Rapala's. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on February 25, 2017

from India asked:
September 9, 2015
Hello, what is the breakdown length (each section) of 10.6ft ? Thanks, Santosh
1 Answer
Hello Santosh. This rod has a 60/40 split. The short ens is 4'2" and the long end is 6'8".
Submitted by: Brandon on September 10, 2015


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