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I've been using Kistler Rods for years since the original Helium LTAs, and have been bolstering the arsenal since then! But I want to talk about my Z-Bones, I had a couple of build your own 7'3" Heavy actions, small slim EVA split grips, recoil micro guides, blue wrap on one red on the other two! Finest rods I have ever fished with, and everybody I show them to, has to pull their jaws off the floor! You would have to hold these in your hands feel the awesomeness! Pull the trigger on any of these fine rods and you'll never fish anything else!

Dario Guerra IV

Everyday that I have a client in my Shoalwater Cat, I make sure I get a Kistler Rod in their hands during the day. I have not had anyone that wanted to give it back. I have fished Kistler for a long time. I have not put a rod in my hand for a long, long time that I could ever compare with my Kistler rods. Now that I fish with the ZBone, I am hooked.

Duck Wright, Skinny Water Guide Service, Seadrift, TX

This is what my cousin said about his rod the first time out. "So I used that kistler for walleyes last weekend… OMG!!! It is a perfect jigging rod. I could feel everything… it seemed like I could even tell when the bait was drifting JUST off the bottom as the feel was just a bit different… no ticks, but just different… of course then every little touch of the bottom was felt and then the THUMP! Tip is nice and soft to give a little and not pull the bait out of the fishes mouth. Bro need to come up for the opener so we can put yours to the test!"

Terry Grafton

Products Purchased / Services Used: Kistler Z bone 1ML

I have been telling all of my friends about the KLX rods and they are coming around for sure. Anyone that sees/feels the light weight and can see the finishes won't believe the price when I tell them. I believe my cousin Matt Pusateri contacted you about a rod, he was the first one to see the KLX in action and I expect you'll be hearing from him soon haha. (Between you and I. I outfished him at least ten to one and it was awesome haha nice reminding him who the older cousin is without having to say it). It was a pleasure to fish with such a fine crafted made in the USA product. I'm glad I found your rods and I look forward to using them this summer... This is only the beginning! Oh! The rods are very durable too. I don't baby my stuff and your rods don't need babying like others do.

Trey Landry

Products Purchased / Services Used: KLX

Just got back from Toledo Bend and had a chance to have a KLX in my hand for four days. It was fantastic. The med-heavy worm rod I used most allowed me to "feel" my way through grass and detect fish picking the bait up, even swimming at the boat I could feel the fish clamp down. I haven't experienced this with any other rod. I used the 7'3" redfish special rod to throw a half ounce suspending jerk bait (which murdered them) and I could throw it a mile and still have the backbone for those long hook sets. The tip flexes perfectly for a bigger jerk bait and I didn't experience arm fatigue because of the light weight. I am not a 'window sticker' guy but I am cleaning a spot on my boats windshield to display a Kistler decal. The only one that will be on there, and damn glad I found your rods. Thanks for a great product and a medium weight KLX for senko type baits is in my near future. Trey Landry

Products Purchased / Services Used: KLX

I just have to say that this has been the greatest swap of fishing rods I have ever done. I had been fishing Loomis rods for about 8 years and decided to switch to the KLX and Z-Bone rods. I couldn't be happier. These rods are extremely light, perfectly balanced, and extremely sensitive. I truly believe that these rods are more sensitive than anything I have ever had. For example, I tried out my new Z-Bone's and KLX's fishing a 1/4 oz. jig and it is amazing how sensitive the rods are. It is much easier to distinguish the bites. If you haven't tried these rods, you need too. They will blow your mind, especially the KLX. You can't beat a rod of this quality for this price. The customer service I have experienced with Kistler has been incredible. They will talk with you and not rush your decision and help you make the right choice for what you need. Special thanks to Lance Stringer and Trey Kistler for setting me up with this awesome group of rods.

Derek Felton, Springfield, MO

I just bought myself a new Kistler KLX rod a few months back, and I have to say that it is a great rod from the finest brand of fishing rods I have ever fished with. I went fishing just the other day and used it, the bites I had been getting were so light I wouldn't have been able to feel them without it. You can feel so much more with a Kistler rod than any other rod, they are incredible! They are the best rods I have ever used!

Josh Chavers, Summerdale Alabama

I will be headed out in the morning for a second trip with my new KLX rods and if it is anything like the first trip I am going to have a blast. These KLX rods are one of the greatest rods that I have ever laid my hands on, I will even go as far to say that they are almost as great as the z bone. Kistler has hit the nail on the head with this rod, I mean for the price, you just can't get any better then these. I caught several fish on my new KLX cranking rod and never had a bit of trouble boating the fish after hook set, it is perfection in fish fighting. The sensitivity in the KLX is right there with the z bone. If you do not have the KLX, you are missing out, I promise you will totally love these new rods.

Ray Long

Products Purchased / Services Used: KLX

I was recently in a highschool fishing turnement on the cane river. I was pitching and skipping a havoc pit boss under boat docks. My rod choice was a 7'3 keister Z-Bone custom rod with a 7.1 reel. I had an extra fast tip and an extra heavy rod. The fast tip gave me enough whip to skip the bait under the docks and the extra heavy made it easy to get those fish out. I ended up winning the tournament with 14.40 pounds all thanks to the Z-Bone rod!

Cameron Mattison

Most people know, I'm always looking for the Biggest Bass I can find. Also a avid tournament angler. So that means my Kistler rods get a lot of action! These rods have never let me down in the past 3 years of fishing with them! Never was it more evident than this past weekend. I have been doing some shooting for a tv show here in Orlando,Fl. You see the only true pattern we could find, was a flipping & pitching bite. I was on the water using these rods, from sun up to sun down for 3 days! Kistler rods were used to hook and land, well over 50-60 Florida large mouth. Most being between 5-9 lbs ! 2 rods got the job done for me, helium frog & slop special & Zbone Hvy. All I can say these are awesome and in my opinion the Best on the market ! Fishing Never Felt So Good !!!!

Jerrod JB Brown "JB Bassmaster"

Most people know, I'm always looking for the Biggest Bass I can find. Also a avid tournament angler. So that means my Kistler rods get a lot of action! These rods have never let me down in the past 3 years of fishing with them! Never was it more evident than this past weekend. I have been doing some shooting for a tv show here in Orlando,Fl. You see the only true pattern we could find, was a flipping & pitching bite. I was on the water using these rods, from sun up to sun down for 3 days! Kistler rods were used to hook and land, well over 50-60 Florida large mouth. Most being between 5-9 lbs ! 2 rods got the job done for me, helium frog & slop special & Zbone Hvy. All I can say these are awesome and in my opinion the Best on the market ! Fishing Never Felt So Good !!!!

Jerrod JB Brown "JB Bassmaster"

I just read my testimonial from about 4-5 years ago, way down there...wanted to see if my opinion has changed- IT HAS. It's actually gotten better. LISTEN TO ME: I've been a kistler-LOYAL for over 5 years now, and I absolutely love fishing and fishing equipment. I stay on top of what's new and hott and what has rave reviews...So, admittedly, throughout the years I have filtered in 1 or 2 of the year's "hottest" and "best" Non-Kistler products. Whatever rod was the "best" that season to compare and make sure nothing's better than a Kistler. NOTHING IS. I always found myself wanting to pick up the other brands LAST. I felt MUCH LESS confident with the other "popular" rods in my hands. I have and have used Magnesiums, Magnesium Micro's, Helium LTX's (no longer available), Helium LTA's, and ZBone's. I've used and sold and switched out for newer models but Helium LTA's seem to be my favorites. The bang for the buck is amazing. They fish like 400-500$ rods, honestly. The new KLX's are so intriguing though and I cannot wait to get my hands on several. A great deal and a very fair price. Great to see them competing w/ the OH SO POPULAR 100-200$ rod market. The Carbon Steel 2013's are very intriguing too. Remember the very popular and quite nice Abu Garcia Veritas line uses 30 million modulus...the Carbons are 38 million! Find me a rod under 100$ using that! I doubt you can. Under 4 ounces too! Might be the first year I'll try Kistler's entry-level Carbon Steels. But truly, I laughed @ the old testimonials that said "These rods make me catch more fish"...but laugh all you want now because these rods absolutely help me catch more fish. I fish on the Northeast where deep, clear lakes are the norm' and you need to be able to fish smallmouth to win certain tournaments so sensitivity is EVERYTHING. Our fish don't spawn til Late May-June so our March and April's are colder than any month down south. Fishing in the mid to high 30's is common in March. Air and water temp. So sensitivity is the key. W/ water that cold you may only get 5 bites a day and you better capitalize. I'm certain w/ other rods I'd miss 3 out of 5 of those bites. I am KISTLER FOR LIFE. I've given up bothering with other rods. I feel like I'm almost getting an unfair advantage over other anglers. If you want that extra edge to help you win tournaments, have more fun, or simply catch more fish...Get a Kistler. The KLX look INCREDIBLE to me. The Helium LTA's have always been my favorite "bang for the buck" but I may be switching to KLX. Trust me...there's something special about these rods...YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tanner Paulini, NOTHING COMPARES, Southeastern, Massachusetts

Products Purchased / Services Used: Kistler Helium LTA's (08-2012 n presently using), Helium LTX's, Magnesiums and Mag Micros (2007-present).

Just got to use my new KLX rod today and it is somethiing else very lite and sensitive. The airman I had out fishing was so impressed I rhought I was going to have to fight him to get it back said he knew what some money from next pay was going. All in all I think it is the best value on the market and made in the U.S.A. which for me is a big plus.

Joe Armold

The real deal... KLX is the real deal. As an owner of 12 Z Bones I was skeptical that I would be impressed by the KLX line. Trey proved me wrong. What a nice rod for the money. I find them suprisingly sensitive and strong. One of my favorites out of the line is the 7'3" H ... great for jigs, swimbaits like the Big EZ , Frogs in heavy cover... you get alot more with the KLX. I now have 4 of the KLX rods and all arrived in perfect condition protected by Kistler's PVC tubes. all the builds were neat and clean... not one guide had excess epoxy, all rods perfectly straight and actions appropriately labelled... consistant with all Kistler products. For me, it was not a leap of faith to buy sight unseen... after all my great experiences over the years. John T Jacksonville,FL

John Trotter, Jacksonville

I first used a Kistler rod when I broke my cranking rod in an evening tournament. At that time I had a plethora of different rod manufacturers in my boat. My partner offered for me to use one of his kistlers so I put my reel on it and we went from just catching a few to winning the tournament by nearly 6 pounds. I couldn't believe how light and sensitive that rod was and it has almost stopped me from loosing fish. Since that evening I have ordered 7 Kistlers; 5 Helium LTA's, and 2 Magnesium's. 3 of the Heliums I ordered were the cranking rods; 2 of the 7'3" and 1 7'0". I can tell you that I am in love with the 7'3" and just ordered another one. I can have 4 different rods tied up with crankbaits. I am contemplating pulling the trigger and ordering a Z-Bone or 2 in the spring. My favorite jig rod is an old Argon that I bought from my buddy, I still love that one but just ordered a new Helium to try. I also have one of the Magnesium spinning rod that I love and just ordered a Helium drop shot to try. I can't wait till I get to use that one. I hope to be able to write and tell you that I won alot of tournaments this year. These are definitely the best rods that I have ever used and recommend them to everyone I know or talk to about fishing!!

Dana Brown, Tournament Director, B.A.S.S. Federation Nation of WV, Buckhannon WV

I just wanted to thank you for sending the replacement rods that I needed for the tournament. The rods arrived on the date that you told me they would and in excellent condition. We did not win the tournament, but we did finish in 3rd place. No big fish this tournament, but the piece of mind of having the rods that I needed was fantastic! Thanks again for everything you did to get me the rods. Dave Summers

Dave Summers, Tracy, CA

I first heard of Kistler rods after a friend won one at a local tournament. I liked the look and feel of the rod so I went to the website and found they had a BOGO special so I ordered a couple. I received the rods in a few days and was so impressed with the construction and feel that I immediately placed another order before the special expired. After 6-7 weeks usage I had some minor issues with a couple of the rods so I contacted Kistler via email explaining the issues. That very same day I received a response from Trey apologizing for the inconvenience and informing me that 2 new replacement rods where already in transit. I received the replacements in time for a tournament that weekend and have had no complaints since...in fact I just placed my order for 2 more. This kind of personalized customer service is hard to find these days and the product quality is really good. I would recommend Kistler rods to anyone and if you're skeptical I would suggest you do what I did and take advantage of one of the frequent BOGO specials and see for yourself. The product quality speaks for itself but the customer service puts Kistler over the top. Good job Trey and Co.

Dave Walton, North Carolina

As a tournament angler i need a stick that performs day in and day out on tour. The sensitivity, weight, the guides the way they are balanced all come together well in each series. The Z-bones allow you to customize to your specific fishing techniques, the helium LTA are as they state lighter than air, the magnesium a great starter rod into the Kistler line of rods very durable. The new KLX a collaboration with a legendary rod builder and a family dedicated to creating top of the line rods. The new KLX are a new exciting line that everyone needs to check out. These rods will help you feel the fish sooner, land the fish more consistently and keep you at the top of the leader board tournament after tournament. Fishing never felt so good well it is oh so true. Check one out today you wont regret it.

Robert Ash, Pro Staff, Kissimmee, Florida

Products Purchased / Services Used: Multiple Rod Purchases

This is the 27 lb Jack fish I caught on the Z bone LE 1 7’ 0”. It was a twenty-five to thirty minute battle on Trinity Bay during which we were following the fish in the boat to prevent loss of all the Garcia 4600’s 12# line. The fish took near all the line on four different runs. I decided to break the line, by this time I knew what kind the fish I had hooked, and wanted to continue fishing for Trout and Reds. I increased the drag on the reel to maximum, and pulled as hard as I could for several minutes bending the rod to extreme distortions. I thought it should have broken, but that did not happen. I landed the fish. Thank you for building an extremely tough strong light weight rod.

Douglas Hale

Products Purchased / Services Used: E1ML70

I purchased two Z-Bone rods for my wife and me to use on our first Amazon Peacock bass trip in 2009. Since then we have been two more times and are going back in October. My wife's largest is 16#, I have managed a 20#, 21# and 22#. Our largest number of mainly butterfly peacocks was 94 caught in a three hour period in 2010 largest of which was 12# Use 6 1/2ft MH rods as we fly with them. Wouldn't use any other. Comfortable all day long!

Richard Levacy MD, SE Texas Eye Associates, Beaumont, Texas