Stainless steel chromium-impregnated guides with SiC inserts
Radically split grips with super-comfortable burl and cork rings
Each rod is color-coded by tip action
Welcome to the next generation of affordable, high-performance rods designed by the legendary Gary Loomis. This innovative hybrid blanks combine high-modulus carbon fiber (for lightweight sensitivity) and mid-modulus carbon fiber (for durability) to deliver true high-end feel and performance at a price any angler can afford. Superior components are the rule, including stainless steel chromium-impregnated guides with SiC inserts and radically split grips with super-comfortable burl and cork rings. To help anglers better organize their setups and maximize their fishing time, each rod is color-coded by tip action, from the grip split up to the hook keeper. Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty.
The TFO Color ID System Every rod in the Gary Loomis TFO Signature Series is color coded by rod action to help keep you organized while on the water. Throughout the line, Silver always equates to Medium Light, Red to Medium Heavy, and so on. The special coloration appears in the butt section only, from the grip split to the hook keeper.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Graywander Gary Loomis Freshwater rod
Very nice feel, 3 lb large mouth caught the day after the rod arrived!!!
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NeilS Perfect at this price-point
I rated this 5 stars compared to other $100 rods, not compared to $300 rods. At the $300 price-point, it would be a 4 star rating because it's a tad heavier than a $300 rod but just as well made and just as sensitive.
I've had my TFO 6'-6" MH spinning rod, coupled with a Shimano 3000 Sahara reel for a year now. Long enough for fair review. I'd be hard pressed to find a better rod at this price. It's primarily used for small mouth in lakes and rivers. Great sensitivity for soft plastics, even in deep water and in the wind. It's well made and has plenty of backbone for hooksetting and larger fish. I could spend another hundred dollars and buy a little bit lighter rod but I see no reason for it. This is a great rod at a great price. It is my primary "go to" spinning rod. I just bought a TFO bait caster, I'll review it in a year or so.
December 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moosev45 Nice Rod!
I love this rod. I bought the light action two piece and it has performed very well. You can feel the river bottom structure and every nibble along the way. The craftsmanship is top notch. Definitely worth the price. However, I didn't see this rod available for the lifetime replacement guarantee registration and I also noted it is not actually endorsed by G Loomis. At any rate its still one of my favorite rods.
July 1, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by RangerMike61 Better rods out there for $99
It appears that the $99 price point for "every man's" rod is a wide spread phenomenon with all manufacturers. I purchased the 6'6" med action rod to use for smallies up in NY. I was very disappointed with the action on this rod and prefer another $99 rod sold as BPS (cannot mention due to guidelines) as they are significantly more sensitive and cost the same. If you want a nice rod for a nice price, look elsewhere.
December 17, 2011