Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis Signature Series Freshwater Spinning Rod
Love this Rod
This Spring I spent hours methodically going thru every rod in stock at BPS in Lawrenceville, GA. I was looking for an ultra light spin rod for trout fishing W NC from blue lines to big rivers. The nano second I picked this rod up, I loved the feel of it. I got a 6'6" FWS-622-1 which is a "light" with the coppery orange colour. TFO's colour coding is genius when you're looking at a huge row of rods. I wanted and am still looking for the ultra-light TFO which is mossy green(they're sold out) but I'm glad I got this rod. Its excellent for fishing big rivers where long casts are needed and its not too stiff for trout fishing. I pair it with a Shimano Stradic 2500 and 8# Spider Wire for trout. Glad I was forced into buying a one piece. I had forgotten how much better they are for feeling strikes. This rod wasn't cheap but with the limited lifetime warranty and pleasing performance, it was a good value for my money. Its sharp looking too!
July 3, 2011
Excellent Smallmouth Rod
I river fish for smallmouth bass while wading various rivers in Tennessee. This is the best $100.00 rod I have ever used for that purpose. It is excellent with small tube jigs with up to 1/8 oz. of weight. My line of choice is 6lb fluorocarbon. The 6' 6" length in Medium-Light is just right. I have caught hundreds of fish on this rod and several in the 6 pound range. Highly recommended. Just a note...I have purchased 5 of these rods for myself and friends.
May 30, 2011
Gary Loomis Freshwater rod
Very nice feel, 3 lb large mouth caught the day after the rod arrived!!!
April 22, 2013
purchased the 6-6 light, one-piece.
i thought about the ultralight but wanted a rod that could handle a heavier fish (in case i hook a monster). i mostly fish the high sierra mountains for trout and an occasional local bass from "park" lakes.
at bass pro, i handled the ultralight and light, and as before, decided on the light just by feel (of the two rods).
after i brought my new rod home, i compared it to my previous ultralight and it was STIFF! i began to worry... would i feel a "trout tug" when one hit??
i took it to a local park and began to fish with it. i got nibbles from a small bass using a spoon and a crappie using a small plastic worm, ok... i guess i could feel a bite on this rod. unfortunately, i did not land either fish.
today, i used it as a tenkara rod and tied on a red chironomidae larvae. i caught a 2-1/2 "inch" bass with it. the GLoomis feels stiff, but when that tiny fish was tugging on my "light" rod, i could feel every wiggle that the little guy had to give.
this is now my new favorite rod.
it fishes like a dream. the tip is very sensitive. that tip action translates (very well, i might add) all the way through the rod and into the handle. you'll feel any and all tugs!
going to the mammoth lakes area in two weeks, can't wait to catch a monster fish with my new and great TFO rod!
August 8, 2013