Gary's Tactical Series Travel Rods
GTS Travel Rods

Reel Seat

Rods come in three-piece and four-piece configurations.

Handle

Rods are finished with a full grip and fore grip made from a combination of burl and premium cork.

Blank

Blanks are tastefully finished and simply polished, with a thin layer of matte clear coat to enhance the natural luster of the fibers.

Lighter. More Sensitive. Affordable.

Airline travel is more difficult than ever. Airline travel with gear is even more so. The Carry-On family of Magnum action, fast/stiff rods are easy to travel with and cover a wide range of fishing conditions: from light surf to jetties, bass in the Northeast to salmon in the Northwest. These rods are finished with a full grip and fore grip made from a combination of burl and premium cork and GTS guides.

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 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 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.

Carry-On Casting

Model Length Power Line Wt. Lure Wt. (oz.) Pcs. Action MSRP
GTS TRC 883-4 8'8" MAG ML 8-17 1/2 - 2.0 4 XFast $249.95
GTS TRC 884-4 8'8" MAG M 10-20 3/4 - 3.0 4 XFast $249.95
GTS TRC 885-4 8'8" MAG MH 12-25 1.0 - 4.0 4 XFast $249.95

Carry-On Spinning

Model Length Power Line Wt. Lure Wt. (oz.) Pcs. Action MSRP
GTS TRS 883-4 8'8" MAG ML 8-17 1/2 - 2.0 4 XFast $249.95
GTS TRS 884-4 8'8" MAG M 10-20 3/4 - 3.0 4 XFast $249.95
GTS TRS 885-4 8'8" MAG MH 12-25 1.0 - 4.0 4 XFast $249.95

GTS Pack Rods

Model Length Power Line Wt. Lure Wt. (oz.) Pcs. Action MSRP
GTS S 601-3 6' Ultra Light Power UL 2-6 1/32 - 3/8 3 Fast $129.95
GTS SF 802-4 8' Light Power L 4-8 1/16 - 1/4 4 M-Fast $149.95

“Good rods can be made out of anything from bamboo to modern carbon fiber. But a great 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