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Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis Salmon Casting Rod - 2-Piece
Closeouts. Stiff, fast and powerful, Temple Fork Outfitters' Gary Loomis Salmon casting rod is a tough, two-piece graphite companion with full, easy-handling grips of burl and premium cork. The oversized, Tactical Series hard chrome guides assure maximum casting distance and added durability.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Go Bruins from So Cal on Monday, July 17, 2017I'm not a Salmon fisherman. I use this rod for surf casting on the West Coast for perch, etc.
I've noticed that Salmon rods have very soft tips. I've been told that Salmon have soft mouths and the tips need to be soft as a result.
I bought the Heavy model on a hunch (15-25 / 1-6 oz). With specs like that, I'm used to heavy action rods that are right for *big* gamefish like Yellowtail and maybe small Tuna. Well, it turned out to be exactly the right rod for throwing up to 2 oz lead. Honestly, I have no idea how a tall, whippy rod like this would be able to handle anything close to 6 oz. or anything. 2 oz. would be the max end of anything I'd throw with this rod.
Anyhow, it turned out to be exactly the right rod for my application, which is surf casting. The rest of the rod is typical TFO quality, which is very good.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jwn from Newport on Tuesday, May 30, 2017Great for light lures. Enjoying casting light weighht jigs out to where thdfish are.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by fish on dennis from WASHINGTON STATE on Sunday, May 14, 2017UNBELIEVABLE DEAL !!!
Reviewed by BadStud from Umpqua, Oregon on Thursday, May 11, 2017I wasn't sure what I was getting because the description is for a stiff carbon fiber rod with a lot of backbone and I assume it's going to make a good float/drift rod but the tip action might be soft enough to allow for a multi-purpose boat rod, too.