Gary's Tactical Series Swimbait Rods
Swimbait Rods


Large fore grips are made from premium cork with burl accents.


Tactical Series guides withstand the abrasiveness of braid and reduce overall weight, making these rods more sensitive and responsive.

Lighter. More Sensitive. Affordable.

The GTS Swimbait action has a softer tip and a stout butt. The rod is designed for use with large baits—Umbrella Rig, Carolina Rig, swimbaits and deep diving crankbaits.

The soft tip helps launch heavy, large lures great distances.The stout butt helps during the retrieval and hook set phase. Large baits cause a lot of drag, therefore you need a stout rod to fight the baits movement.

Because of flag pattern on the the Swimbait blank, the rod stores a massive amount of energy during the loading phase (back cast) and effectively releases the energy during the unloading (forward cast) phase, making delivery of large swimbaits, Umbrella Rigs, and large crankbaits easy. The Swimbait rod features an extended, full-cork handle to help reduce fatigue and allow anglers to comfortably position the rod while retrieving a lure.

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.

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 percent lighter than standard SiC guides.


Swimbait Rod

Model Length Power Line Wt. Lure Wt. (oz.) Pcs. Action MSRP
GTS BBC7116-1 7'11" MAG H 12-30 1.0 - 6.0 1 X-Fast $179.95
GTS MC 7117-1
7'11" MAG XH 50-80 3.0 - 8.0 1 X-Fast $219.95

“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