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THE KISTLER DIFFERENCE

Sensitivity

World renowned, mind-blowingly lightweight rods that help you feel everything. When you feel more, you catch more.

SERVICE

Customer care is our priority. From the time of your order till it gets to your door and beyond. We're here to help.

DESIGN DETAIL

We're meticulously obsessed with the small things so that every rod or reel you get beats your expectations.

EXPERTISE

We're expert rod builders with decades of combined experience. We know what helps you catch more and bigger fish.

BUILT BY HAND IN TEXAS

Born in a Texas garage, every Kistler rod is built by hand in Magnolia, TX.

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Our Values

Faith

Our faith in God influences all that we do, as a business and as individuals. We treat people and nature with respect. We live every day with kindness and strive to be the best versions of ourselves. We have limited time here, and we want to spend it living in service of others (and get some fishing in, too).

Family

Family is everything to us. The family that raised us taught us how to fish. How to work hard and follow our own path. Our family, the one we made for ourselves, is the reason why we work hard every day. The fishing community is part of our big family. And we always take care of those who take care of us.

Excellence

Maybe it’s the time our founder spent in the military. Maybe it’s just how we were raised or how we are wired. But whatever we make, whatever we do, we want it to be the best. We are obsessed with craft. Dedicated to reinvention. We love the pursuit of excellence, in life and in fishing.

Respect

The world just works better when people treat one another with mutual respect. It requires listening, understanding, kindness and communication. We begin every conversation with respect. Especially with our customers. They respected us, trusted us, enough to spend their hard-earned money on our product. We respect their loyalty by standing by our rods and reels.

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The Kistler lineup

SimpleΒ Breakdown of Every Kistler Rod Series

Series
  • Description
  • Price
  • Customer Rating
  • Lengths
  • Powers
  • Guides
  • Handle Type
  • Reel Seat
  • Built by hand in Texas
  • Blank
  • Warranty
    • The "Get Started With Kistler" Rod
    • $150
    • β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…
    • 6'9", 7'0"
    • 2-5
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Black EVA Split Grip
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC6 Carbon - Standard Modulus
    • 5 year
    • The "Time To Up Your Fishing Game" Rod
    • $200
    • β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Cork Grade "B" w/ foam butt
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC7 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "Bold and Comfortable Weekender" Rod
    • $200
    • β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Winn Grip w/ foam butt
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC7 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "All Purpose Hybrid" Rod
    • $300
    • β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • MED, MH
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Grade "A" Cork Palm Swell
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC7S S-glass and Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "Professional Standard" Rod
    • $300
    • β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Grade "A" Cork Palm Swell
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC8 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "Lighter Than Air" Rod
    • $400
    • β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Fuji Corrosion Control
    • Grade "A" Cork Tapered
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC9 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "Top Shelf" Rod
    • $550
    • β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Fuji Titanium Torzite
    • Grade "AA" Cork
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC9 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years

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KISTLER REELS

SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON

SERIES
Kistler Series 1 Casting Reel
SERIES 1
Kistler Series 2 Casting Reel
SERIES 2
DESCRIPTION The "Best In Kistler Quality" Reel The "Matte Black Standard" Reel
PRICE $250 $150
CUSTOMER RATING β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜…
SIZES 100 & 200 100 & 200
GEAR RATIOS 6.6:1, 7.3:1, 8.1:1 6.6:1, 7.3:1, 8.1:1
RETRIEVE Right & Left Right & Left
RETRIEVE RATE 24”- 6.6:1 | 31”- 7.3:1 | 34”- 8.1:1 24”- 6.6:1 | 31”- 7.3:1 | 34”- 8.1:1
MAX DRAG 19lb 12lb
BEARINGS 10 8
WEIGHT 6.3 oz 6.8 oz
EXTRA FEATURES Line Memory Dial & Rubber Thumb Pad --
CRANK HANDLE Carbon Fiber Aluminum
LINE CAPACITY Size 100 = 12 lbs / 170 yards
Size 200 = 12 lbs / 200 yards
Size 100 = 12 lbs / 170 yards
Size 200 = 12 lbs / 200 yards
WARRANTY 1 year 1 year

Kistler Carbon

Hold Something Special

KISTLER has partnered with multiple elite carbon factories across the globe. These well-established carbon experts have exceeded Trey Kistler’s demands for excellence in terms of quality control, consistent actions and power as well as durability.

KISTLER is now providing carbon blanks that we believe are the best in the business, period. For KISTLER and for our customers, it is an evolution into a better technology than ever before.



Trey Kistler’s 28 years of experience has enabled KISTLER to provide our customers with the most advanced designs and engineered carbon blanks that will certainly increase the cast to catch ratio for every level angler.

The proprietary 45 degree angle overlay construction using 100% Japanese carbon by Toray has enhanced the performance of KISTLER Carbon Blanks making them noticeably lighter weight and noticeably more sensitive.

This is an evolution that offers our customers better rod technology, better fishing, and a better warranty – the KISTLER Bend Strong 5 Year Warranty on every rod series. KISTLER has made the choice to make the best rod on the market.


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