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Another top 10 finish with my new z bones. It was a tough tournament and the fish were finicky. We had a North wind at 20 - 25 mph, air temp at 52 degrees, water temp at 56.7 degrees. I actually caught fish all day using my new Z Bone LE spinning rod and I am absolutely certain that I would not have caught half of what I caught without the z bone. Super, super sensitive rods. If the fish bit, I felt it. Thanks again Kistler rods for make such a great rod.

Ray Long

Products Purchased / Services Used: Z Bone LE

Kistler staff... Just thought that I would hit you with a bit of trivia that will make you even MORE proud of your product. As you well know the only way to prove a product is to use it, and I am very proud of my Kistler Rods, and I fish with 10 of them, and catch a lot of fish. I have had the rods for 18 months, and I thought that I would let you know what the body count is. We do quite a bit of finesse style fishing here in South Africa, so I use many these rods for light mojo (1/32 oz) or weightless applications. I keep a very accurate fishing diary, so these figures are accurate for the past 18 months ...... Total fish caught : 997 bass (lm, & sm), 1x14lb carp (on a super fluke), 5x 6lb+ Tilapia. (mostly on 4" senko's) Total fish over 10lb's: 2 Total fish over 7lbs: 19 Total fish over 5lbs: 47 Total fish over 3 lbs: 357 Tournaments won: 1 Top 15 finishes: 21 Tournaments competed: 27 Fishing days: 107 Did I mention that I mainly use 8lb fluoro! Just thought that this would put a smile on your faces. :)

Howard )

Don't buy these poor quality rods. I just want everyone to know the troubles I have had while dealing with Kistler. I started using them about 3 years ago and liked them so much that I went on to purchase many, many more ( 30) only to find out later that they would not hold up when used on a regular daily basis. I broke a couple of them and paid the $50 pro-rated warranty charge to have them replaced. I think their rods should last forever even if they don't have a defect, they should replace them no matter how much I fish or old the rods get. All Star did the same thing to me and that's why I switched. I will never buy another Kistler rod or anything that Trey has ANYTHING to do with as long as I live and would not recommend anyone else to do business with this type of company. Now I found another rod company with a Lifetime Warranty that is willing to give me a trade in on my old Kistler rods for their new rods. Hope I don't have the same problem a few years later as I did with All Star and Kistler. Travi

travis gray

I just received my LE2M66 this afternoon. Immediately planed a trip to go snake head fishing at one of the local ponds here in Singapore tomorrow morning. Really amazed with the packaging. What amazed me more was the weight of the rod. Paired it up with my daiwa steez baitcasting reel and tried a few cast with it. Micro guides are crazy good. Gave me loads of distance and no backlash. Overall one great first impression. Thank you Kistler TEAM!

Gerald

Products Purchased / Services Used: LE2M66 Z bone LE

Simply but, the BEST OF ALL WORLDS!!! Super sensitive rods, super light rods, & super strong rods. I had owned some other rods (names left out to protect the guilty), one broke on a 12 1/4" fish, second broke on a simple under handed roll cast. I have never had any issues with my Kistlers. They have hooked and landed some nice fish for me, most of which I would have never felt the bite. I would and DO recommend Kistler to any serious fisherman or weekend warrior. Kistler For Life!!!

Kyle K. Woodland, Richmond, VA

Products Purchased / Services Used: 1 GP Senko Rod, 3 Mags and 5 LTAs (awaiting 4)

just a line to praise the z-bone line. Okeechobee is on FIRE last week we stroked them, on a 1oz blk & blue jig w/havoc blk & blue fat craw, everytime i have a day like this I loVE MY 7'3" 5H Z-BONE MORE 1 over 8lbs 2 over 7lbs and a bunch in the 2-4 pound range, can't believe the sensitivity and power of this rod, if you don't have one yet. GET YOURSELF ONE, or two you will love it. good fishin Charlie

Charles Librizzi, sales, adi, palm bc florida

I live in South Louisiana and have been fishing with your Magnesium series rods for three years now. They are with out question the most durable, while still being sensitive, rods that I have had a chance to fish with. I fished three local tournament trails this past season with Kistler rods, and I recieved AOY honors in two of the three.

Terry Jones

Products Purchased / Services Used: Magnesium rods

Another top 5 finish thanks to the z bone. Finished second place in my last tournament and every fish was caught on my Z Bone LE spinning rod. The fish were finicky and the bite was very tough as well as the wind was kicking it up. But, I could feel every bite that I got with the sensitivity of the z bone. That makes 3 top 5 finishes in the last 3 tournaments and if I were a betting man, I would bet that it was all because I switched over to the z bone. I am feeling more bites than ever before. I am fishing the same places, the same baits, the same reels and the same lines, but before I switched over to the z bone, I was not catching near the fish that I am catching now. If you would like to start feeling more bites and catching more fish, then you have got to try one of the Kistler Z Bones, it has been proven. God Bless and good fishing to all.

Ray Long

Products Purchased / Services Used: Kistler Z Bone LE

I sustained an injury at work that left me retired on disability, and with diminished feel at times in my hands. I thought my fishing days were done for soft plastics or anything other than the "hammered" hits. Wanted to take a moment to thank Trey and Billy for coming up with rods that are not only top quality, but have given me back the feel I need to fish and enjoy my passions outdoors. I started with Z Bones off the rack and have gone to a few custom made to suit my individual needs. Thanks to Billy at Kistler and his years of experience to help me select the best lenghts and actions to suit my needs, to Trey for his innovations and commitment to quality and customer service, and to Gary Loomis for blanks that are second to none. Z Bones off the shelf and custom are top notch made in the USA. Thank you for giving me the tools I need to compete and enjoy what God created for us all in the outdoors.

Mickie Goss, Mena, Arkansas

My Kistler He66HC with Revo is the best night blade fishing combo I have ever put in my hands, PERIOD!!! Super light weight combo, and rock solid hooksets!!! Tournament Proven 28lb+ sack!!!

Shane, Dark Fishing, TRL

I have to say kistler rods have really made my fishing alot of fun. These rods are very sensitive and allows you to fell the lightest bite. I was hooked when a friend let me borrow his kistler helium. I was fishing in 21 ft of water on a brush pile with a carolina rig had a 4ft leader and i felt a light bump. I set the hook and when got the fish to the boat it was only about 10 inches long, my partner ask, HOW did you feel that. I said to him we gotta get us some kistler rods. I truely want to thank the kistler staff I have enjoyed being on the kistler team and look forward to alot of success to come with kistler rods in my hands. Thanks and god bless, Shawn Hall Kistler

Shawn Hall

I purchased my first kistler rod last year and they have changed my fishing so much I can tell the difference in anything my bait touches there incredible. Since then I have joined the Kistler team and am love being part of it. there products are top of the line,the customer support is escellent and they are just incredible bunch of people who love what they do and really do care about there customers.

Rodney Gill, IN

Products Purchased / Services Used: Micro Magnesium Rods and Kislter Micro Helium Rods

Just wanted to brag a little more on the "z bone". I have been fishing with Kistler rods now for over 8 years and the z bone rides high over any other rod on the market. The z bone has got to be the lightest and most sensitive rod that I have ever put in my hands. I fished a tournament a couple of weeks ago and got a 3rd place finish and I Guarantee it was only because I was fishing a z bone. It was raining, wind was blowing 20 - 30 mph and I felt every bite that I got. If anyone would like to feel more bites and actually catch more fish, then a z bone is a must.....it's been proven. Can't wait to get back on the water. God Bless and Good Fishing to all.

Ray Long

Products Purchased / Services Used: Z BONE

Just wanted to brag a little more on the "z bone". I have been fishing with Kistler rods now for over 8 years and the z bone rides high over any other rod on the market. The z bone has got to be the lightest and most sensitive rod that I have ever put in my hands. I fished a tournament a couple of weeks ago and got a 3rd place finish and I Guarantee it was only because I was fishing a z bone. It was raining, wind was blowing 20 - 30 mph and I felt every bite that I got. If anyone would like to feel more bites and actually catch more fish, then a z bone is a must.....it's been proven. Can't wait to get back on the water. God Bless and Good Fishing to all.

Ray Long

Products Purchased / Services Used: Z BONE

Well its been 6 years now since I purchased my first Kistler rod and Ive got to say Im still impressed. I striped all my reels off them for cleaning and or rebuilding and in the process closely inspected all 17 of my Kistlers for damage or problems. Except for one guide that I had stepped on during the season and knocking the insert out they are in remarkable shape. They are a combination of Heliums and Magnesiums that have seen more than their share of torture. That one rod is going in for a complete micro guide upgrade but otherwise all of them are going into their 7th year of tournaments and guided trips. So add bulletproof to the list of positive things Kistlers are famous for. Thanks Trey for quality. Gary Longley

Gary Longley, United States

Products Purchased / Services Used: Mags and Heliums

I know this is 2011 but I have to say that that I purchased a California Senko Rod from Kistler back in 02/03 Season and the first cast out on the Delta brought me a 9LB plus Largemouth Bass. I won Big Fish for the Tournament and I have had nothing but good times on the water when ever I use that Rod on the Lakes or the Delta. I wish I had purchased one in the Spinning Rod configuration along with the Casting model. Do you carry anything that is similiar to that particular Model at this time? That is one hell of a Rod!!!

J. P. Gonsalves-Silva, Sr., Elk Grove, California

Another top 5 finish and I can honestly say it was all because I was using a Z Bone LE. I had found some fish a week earlier out in the main river and Saturday morning when I walked outside the house the north wind was blowing around 25 mph and I thought to myself that there was no way that I was going to be able to sit on these fish, much less feel any bites. So we launched and I went straight to my fish and I think the wind had done got up to around 30 by then and it started raining a little. On my first cast, with my line bowed out about 10 feet I felt some of the stumps I was fishing, then I felt a little thump. I set the hook and fish on, I could not believe that I actually could feel the bite. The Z Bone LE I was using let me feel every bite that I got, even with the line bowed out over 10 feet. My trolling motor batteries were dead by lunch time from trying to hold the boat in position in the strong winds but that did not affect me feeling all the structure and all the bites. I do not believe that I would have caught these fish if I was not using my z bone, the sensitivity in these rods are just unbelievable. Kistler Rods has set the tone to a new level with the z bones. A big shout out to Trey, Lance and the Kistler crew.

Ray Long

Products Purchased / Services Used: Z Bone LE

As everyone knows that owns a Kistler Rod they are not just one of the best on the market, they ARE the best ever produced. As an active Pro Staff memeber and true believer in these rods and gearing up for the 2012 BASS Southern Opens, I have layed low on mutiple tournaments this year in terms of map study, saving money, and adding the neccesity items to my boat and fishing arsenal for the 2012 events. So by saying that what few events I have fished this season I have made exceptionally good finishes due to the sensitivity of these rods. I used to be that guy that if it was a deal on a rod i would buy it no matter the brand, well let me say, "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR", and Kistler is more than that, you get more than what you pay for. Being the GREAT company they are they put Pride in every rod they build and that what puts these guys at the top inturn as fishermen puts us at the top. If not for Kistler Rods (durability,sensitivity,and light weight) I would say some of the fish that I caught during those events would have never been put in the boat using any other rod. So a special thanks to all you guys at Kistler Rods, you all are a great bunch of guys and keep up the awesome work, God Bless and "Lets Go Fishing"!!!

Chris Hensley, Hillsboro A

As everyone knows that owns a Kistler Rod they are not just one of the best on the market, they ARE the best ever produced. As an active Pro Staff memeber and true believer in these rods and gearing up for the 2012 BASS Southern Opens, I have layed low on mutiple tournaments this year in terms of map study, saving money, and adding the neccesity items to my boat and fishing arsenal for the 2012 events. So by saying that what few events I have fished this season I have made exceptionally good finishes due to the sensitivity of these rods. I used to be that guy that if it was a deal on a rod i would buy it no matter the brand, well let me say, "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR", and Kistler is more than that, you get more than what you pay for. Being the GREAT company they are they put Pride in every rod they build and that what puts these guys at the top inturn as fishermen puts us at the top. If not for Kistler Rods (durability,sensitivity,and light weight) I would say some of the fish that I caught during those events would have never been put in the boat using any other rod. So a special thanks to all you guys at Kistler Rods, you all are a great bunch of guys and keep up the awesome work, God Bless and "Lets Go Fishing"!!!

Chris Hensley, Hillsboro A

I appreciate your follow up e-mail. It isn't a very common occurence in this day and age to receive an e-mail from the owner of a company thanking you for your busines. I thought I would take a few minutes to thank you for producing such an awesome line of rods and creating an awesome company to deal with. I've been using Kistler Rods for close to ten years now, they are the only rods I will own. Since I started using your rods and having success, many other members in my club decided to purchase a "Kistler" to try them out. To make a long story short, just about every member in my club now uses Kistler Rods to some degreee. With regards to performance, I purchased a Z-bone at the beginning of the year and it is by far the best rod I have ever fished with. I used it to finish 6th place on the co-angler side at the BASS Northern Open out of Sandusky Bay, OH, earlier this year. I was dragging a carolina rig in deep water and the sensitivity allowed me to catch most of the fish I weighed in. The bite was soft and I have no doubt that I would have missed some of those fish if it weren't for the Z-Bone. Lastly, I wanted to let you know that I just qualified for the BASS Weekend Series National Championship on Lake Santee Cooper on the boater side; I'll be heading down there in November. The consistently high performance of your rods played a big part in helping me qualify for this tournament. Thanks again for all you do!

Ryan Smith

Products Purchased / Services Used: Custom Z bone and a dozen more