The Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis Signature Series Spinning Rods merge Gary Loomis' legendary designs with cutting edge materials, creating a series of rods that delivers unparalleled performance at an unparalleled price. Extremely lightweight and sensitive, each rod features a crisp, responsive tip and progressive action, fortified by a powerful butt section. Providing increased casting distance and sensitivity, single-footed guides with super hard SIC inserts furnish durable performance, as well as, optimum rod curvature and reduced friction. Nicely finished with split grip handles for reduced weight and increased leverage, AAA grade cork ensures classic comfort.
Gary Loomis identified with Temple Fork Outfitters' affordable, high performance approach to rod building with which they have been so successfully in the fly fishing world. This combined with their commitment to customer service and the fact that they have 100% control over their manufacturing, was just what Loomis was looking for. It allowed the team to create an incredible rod series at an introductory price point - the Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis Signature Series Spinning Rods.
"All I have ever wanted to do was build the best rods available for everyone to fish. Through TFO, I am able to deliver a true performance rod that once cost three times as much. Working with TFO allows me to put high-quality rods in the hands of potential anglers that otherwise would not have access to this kind of gear. It is these new anglers that through their enjoyment of the sport, will help us protect our threatened fisheries." - Gary Loomis
Comments: Nice rod for $100. Tip was softer than normal.
From: Dom: Fort Myers, FL
Comments: The Real seat is waaaaay too far back. I like the but end to reack my elbow and this is a few inches shy, made it uncomfortable to use, especially on a 7'6" like thje one i got. I'd expect a 7'6" rod to have a long but end almost like a flipping rod, but this disappointed me, now trying to sell it.
Comments: I recently bought the 7'6" mh for speckled trout and redfish. After the first few hours of use it became my favorite rod. Perfect rod for popping corks with live bait or plastics. I have 2 g loomis rods that are twice the price that this rod compares to. But for the money. I haven't found a better value. I ordered 2 more as soon as I got back.
From: Jeff: Denham Springs, LA
Comments: Great rod for the money. Very light, sensitive, with a good parabolic bend throughout the rod. I paired it with a shimano sahara 2500 and it really has a good balance to it.
From: Tony: Eastanolee, GA
Comments: Nice rods, but they're not Loomis. I wanted 7'6" spinning rods for light line, and gave 2 of these a try. Construction is perfectly in line with a $100 rod, but don't expect more. I do like the rods, and will try a casting rod, and only have 2 small issues with them. 1) the reel set is about 1" to far back on the spinning rods, which makes the rod tip heavy, and 2) they feel "dull". Haven't missed a bite that I can tell of, and I bet a slight revision on the 2nd round of rods would make these a great bargain.
From: Al: Texas, USA
Comments: Purchased the TFG FWS 663-1 6'6" Med Light and it has become my favorite spinning rod. The SIC guide inserts are great and the rod sensitivity is very similar to my G. Loomis GLX MBR783C. I use it for largemouth bass and crappie fishing with lighter, finesse lures. I have also caught a couple of large catfish on it and the backbone was plenty powerful to land them. The handle is also very comfortable to fish with. I highly recommend these rods, they are a steal at $99.99.
From: Joe: Omaha, NE
Comments: The medium spinning - what a beautiful rod!
From: Ed: Astoria, NY
Comments:Ê Bought a 7' med light, has to be one of the best rod in my boat. Made a great worm rod, can feel the smallest bump but plenty of backbone to set the hook. great rod.
From: Mike: Junction, VA
Comments:There are three med lt rods. As they get longer the tips and actions get faster. The 6'6" like a medium and the 7'6" Med Lt is extra fast.
From: QNJ: California, USA
Rod Handle Length:
Tackle Warehouse measures its rod handle lengths from the butt of the rod to the top of the foregrip. [ Diagram ]