Hand Crafted Quality. Timeless Design.
The New 8 wt Fly Rod
The Big Fish Fly Rod (8 wt)
Great for big streamers on heavy lines; Fast action, saltwater style rod; corrosive-free guides, with custom handle, fighting butt and reel seat.
Designed With Passion
From growing up in a commercial fishing family in Alaska to making a living as a full time fly fishing guide, the pursuit of fish in the outdoors has remained a central part of my life. In many ways, I have a similar story to most other anglers: I held a fly rod for the first time and made a cast that caught a fish, and the magic of that moment left me wanting more.Since that time, my life has been a journey of discovery- learning about and pursuing passions that inspire me, but most importantly, appreciating the rejuvenation of my soul through being present in God’s creation… with a fly rod in my hand.
An Extension Of Your Arm
You need this rod if you fish in the typical places: small streams where fly placement is paramount as well as bigger water where you might need to bomb a cast to the opposite bank, throw multiple flies or even small streamers.
Truly the jack-of-all-trades trout rod that is perfect for the beginning angler and even hold surprises for the expert who wants to unlock its full potential.Shop 5 wt
5 wt Handle
Our custom shaped cork in a custom half wells style grip that accommodates all hand sizes. The swell is moved slightly forward on the handle in order to complement the rod’s overall light weight. This produces a reduction in the overall swing weight of the rod and makes casting more comfortable throughout the day.
The Extended Interview
Jeremiah Bakk and Trey Kistler talk the Bakk series origins, features, and more.
6 wt Handle
A twist on the modern full wells grip, our 6wt grip moves the swell forward and decreases the diameter slightly for ease of moving the anglers hand to their individual position of comfort. This aides in reducing fatigue when changing casting techniques throughout the day.
You need this rod if you are pursuing the largest fish in a river or lake. Capable of long accurate casts to big cutthroat in the middle of an alpine lake as well as throwing the “kitchen sink” (a big indicator, multiple split shot, couple flies and a streamer) into a stiff winter headwind for nasty lake-run trout. This rod excels in the hand of a progressing angler.Shop 6 wt
Comes With Custom Fly Rod Sock
Every Bakk Series Fly Rod purchased comes with a beautiful custom fly rod sock
Built By Hand
Custom Rod Builders Since 1999. Hand built by expert craftsmen and women at our shop in Magnolia, TX.
"Fish are an expression of divine creativity, and the joy of an angler is to try to get as close to them as possible, as often as possible. For me, this pursuit has led me on a path toward the art of fly fishing: experimenting with different techniques and styles of casting a fly, traveling to various places for unique fish, creating fly patterns of my own, and never giving up pursuing the perfect moment- when everything comes together, and art becomes reality.
If I’m not rowing a drift boat down a windy river in WY or looking for the largest trout in CO to try and fool with a bit of feather on a hook, I’ll be thinking about doing it and trying to come up with a new way of enjoying the moment. "
Bakk Series Limited Numbered Set
Limited Edition Individually Numbered 10 sets. Comes with custom 2 custom rod socks, 2 numbered fly rods, 2 fly reels, 2 custom aluminum cases.
New Blue Option - Fly Rod Case
Sealed, lightweight, all-aluminum black case with textured feel. Fits a 4-piece 9'0" fly rod. Custom engraved silver Kistler logo on cap.
Bakk Series Fly Reel
Lightweight and beautiful custom fly reel that balances perfectly with the Kistler Bakk Series Rod.
Industry leading 30-year manufacturer's warranty. Read More
Who We Are
Our company was born in a Texas garage. After Trey Kistler returned home from serving in the Gulf War, he went to work with his father building fishing rods. When his dad retired, Trey decided to blaze his own trail. He decided to make an exciting life for himself, his wife and four babies. He decided to create some solid American jobs. And he decided to try and catch as many fish as possible. So he set himself to the task of making the best bass fishing rod out there. We, and Trey, wouldn’t have it any other way. If his family name is going to be on it, it’s going to be the best. Kistler products are excellent. Period. They are the most sensitive, the most responsive, the most trustworthy. When you hold one of our rods, you know you’re holding something special.
Every rod ships out for only $19 packaged securely in a sturdy cardboard tube. 3 or more rods ship FREE.
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