I still love the rods but I take them to reeltime to fix them..... Though I'm sure TFO will give you another rod if you pay $30 I think.....I really get used to mine so when the guides fail I just get them fixed with better guides
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.
Every rod in my boat is a TFO, I still have and use 2 of the original Signature Series and the rest are the Tactical series. I have never had a guide insert come out or any other problem with the guides.