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.