Gary's Tactical Series Swimbait Rods
Swimbait Rods

Handle

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

Blank

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—Alabama Rig, Carolina Rig, swimbaits and deep cranks.

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.

Swimbait Rod

Model Length Power Line Wt. Lure Wt. (oz.) Pcs. Action MSRP
GTS BBC7116-1 7'11" MAG H 12-25 1.0 - 6.0 1 Fast $169.95

“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