Gary's Tactical Series Bass Rods
Bass Rods

Reel Seat

TFO’s trademark Color ID Split grip complemented by a two-piece reel seat.

Handle

A natural cork ring split grip.

Blank

By utilizing a new proprietary scrim in conjunction with high modulus carbon fiber blank material, weight was saved and sensitivity was increased. GTS rods are topped with TFO’s proprietary Tactical Series guides, machined stainless-steel inserts are super hard chrome anodized then swaged into chromium-impregnated stainless frame.

Lighter. More Sensitive. Affordable.

The nine different models in the Bass Action family, provide tools for everything from a weightless worm, spinnerbait to medium-depth crankbait applications.

By utilizing a new proprietary scrim in conjunction with TFO’s high modulus carbon fiber blank material, Gary was able to save weight and increase sensitivity without sacrificing strength. GTS Bass blanks are tastefully finished; simply polished, with a thin layer of matte clear coat to enhance the natural luster of the fibers, TFO’s trademark Color ID Split grip is further complemented by a two-piece reel seat and a natural cork ring split grip.

GTS rods are topped with TFO’s proprietary Tactical Series guides, machined stainless steel inserts are super-hard chrome anodized then swaged into a chromium-impregnated stainless frame. What does this all mean? Super hard, super slick, saltwater safe and no more lost fishing time due to lost inserts...and they’re 30% lighter than standard SiC guides.

- The 6’9” models are ideal for those who like to skip docks, overhanging branches and other on the water obstacles and do not like a longer rod interrupting their casting stroke.

- The 6’9” spinning models also serve as great tube, fluke and weightless worm rods.

- The 7’3” Medium power is ideal for light wire hooks, and has proper action  to allow anglers to fish lighter hooks with confidence.

- The 7’3” MH rod may be the most versatile rod in the group capable of handling everything from worms to jigs to lipless crankbaits.

- The 7’3” H rod is great for frogs and Carolina rigs.  with ideal flex at the end of the rod and backbone for strong hook sets while using bigger hooks.

Review of the GTS Bass series rods

Bass Casting Rods

 

Model Length Power Line Wt. Lure Wt. (oz.) Pcs. Action MSRP
GTS C694-1 6'9" Medium Power M 6-12 1/4 - 3/4 1 Fast $149.95
GTS C695-1 6'9" Medium Heavy Power MH 8-17 3/8 - 1.0 1 Fast $149.95
GTS C696-1 6'9" Heavy Power H 10-25 1/2 - 1 1/2 1 Fast $149.95
GTS C734-1 7'3" Medium Power M 6-12 1/4 - 3/4 1 Fast $149.95
GTS C735-1 7'3" Medium Heavy Power MH 8-17 3/8 - 1.0 1 Fast $159.95
GTS C736-1 7'3" Heavy Power H 10-25 1/2 - 1 1/2 1 Fast $159.95

 

Bass Spinning Rods

 

Model Length Power Line Wt. Lure Wt. (oz.) Pcs. Action MSRP
GTS S694-1 6'9" Medium Power M 6-12 1/4 - 3/4 1 Fast $149.95
GTS S734-1 7'3" Medium Power M 6-12 1/4 - 3/4 1 Fast $159.95
GTS S735-1 7'3" Medium Heavy Power MH 8 - 17 3/8 - 1.0 1 Fast $159.95

“Good rods can be made out of anything from bamboo to modern carbon fiber. But a good rod must have the right length, power and action to do a specific job. To make a good rod better is to make it lighter and more sensitive without sacrificing durability."

Gary Loomis