Fishing our local bays and beaches have changed the way we feel about living in the bay area. It went from a means to an end, to a way of life. We fish more than our friends who live in other fishy destinations like Idaho and Montana.
We saw the need to create a switch rod that will do more than just work, we wanted it to crush the surf. We designed this rod because most two-handed rods are designed to spey cast and we've historically had to make do with two-handed rods that were designed for a completely different style of fishing. That is until we took matters into our own hands.
The other issue is that when you are dealing with migratory fish you have small windows of opportunity to get 'em. This is why it's so devastating when your rod breaks in the middle of the season. So, why not build an absurd amount of extra parts so no one has to experience that kind of heartbreak? The answer is..
The Lost Coast Outfitters Golden Gate Surf Rod was designed from the ground up to chase perch and striper from the beach.
Unlock your home water with the LCO Golden Gate.
The ultra-light design of the LCO Golden Gate Surf employs the latest graphite/graphene technology to allow anglers the ability to alternate between single hand and two-handed fishing. When the wind is howling and the fish are biting, the LCO GG is the rod you will reach for every time. Leave it in two pieces, strung up, and ready to rock. Hard to beat the prework/evening sesh.
2-Hands for 2 reasons. Two-handed rods are like a cheat code for extra distance. If you are a newer angler or longtime anger who has yet to master the double haul the 2 handed rods will get you in the game and have you getting more distance than ever before. For more experienced casters, it becomes a matter of efficiency.
Designed for the Salt. Built entirely with salt safe components and with impact resistance in mind, our Surf Rods are designed to be on the beach. While you should always rinse your gear, salt safe components go a long way to ensure that your gear is ready to go for every sesh.
Line it up. The cool thing about the Golden Gate is if your already fishing decked out an 8wt with all the lines for fishing the local bays and beaches; I have some good news they will all work with this rod. Stay tuned for custom lines designed to perfectly match with this boomstick. If you are a beginner snag the OPST Groove Head in 225gr and a 10 ft piece of T-11 and make the easiest 65 ft cast you've ever made.
Never wait for a rod repair again. While we designed this rod to be super tough, the nature of the surf and life for that matter is that things break. All repairs can be done the same day over the counter in the shop or mailed out.
Oversized Tube. Those who fish often tend not to be huge fans of rod tubes. In fact, your rod doesn't want to be stashed away in its tube. It wants to be fished. If I have to have one I want one that will hold more than one rod. So if you are headed on a plane and need to bring a couple of rods the tube will hold 4 single-handed rods or 2 Double handed rods up to 11ft long. The triangular design is to keep it from rolling off a conveyer belt should you have to check them in. The Cordura and ABS plastic design will make it safe to bring as a carry-on.
One Rod Many Uses. While we refused to compromise on surf fishing prowess; there were some fortunate discoveries.
This rod makes a killer Pyramid Lake rod. Whether you are bombing streamers or rolling out the indicator rig; this is the rod you will want
The LCO GG casts a Skagit short 425 gr head for steelhead on the Klamath and Trinity. If you want a more delicate presentation in the summer months a 390 Scandi will have you skating dry flies to steelhead.Warranty: Lifetime? I can't promise you a lifetime warranty, but I can promise you that as long as LCO is around we will take care of you. Do your part and help us grow and we won't go anywhere. Replacement sections are $40 for tips (you can prebuy one if you like) $50 for 2nd and 3rd section and $100 for a handle.