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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 RATIO 7.3:1 7.3:1
RETRIEVE Right & Left Right & Left
RETRIEVE RATE 31 inches per turn 31 inches per turn
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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