Chromium Fishing Rod

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NEW - Full Cork Handles

The "Carbon Fiber Special" rod has turned FULL CORK. Gain more leverage and better balance with a full-cork handle. Now all Chromium Rods built with a full-length full cork handle. Built on KISTLER's KC8+ 100% carbon fiber blank. Unbelievably lightweight and balanced.

KC8+ Kistler Carbon Blank - 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray with a proprietary 45 degree angle overlay construction. Each blank individually tested and approved by hand. Better than ever before.


Cast or Spin Casting
Power 2 M Medium X-Fast
Length 7' 0"



Why Kistler?

Veteran Owned| American Craftsmanship |5-Star Rated| #1 In Custom Fishing Rods |Strong Values| Unmatched Sensitivity |Excellent Customer Service| Meticulous Design Detail |Expert Rod Builders| Built By Hand In Texas

Built by hand in Texas

Kistler Crew

Your Rod-Building Experts

Born in a Texas garage

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.

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The Chromium Fishing Rod is backed by Kistler's industry-leading "Bend Strong" warranty for 5 years. Read More.

Cast your Kistler! Use your product or try on your apparel. Get out and fish with your rod or reel for an entire day. If you're not satisfied, we want to make it right with a FREE return or exchange. Read More.

All rods are shipped FAST in a sturdy cardboard tube for $19.95. Read More.

Absolutely yes! 100% of our rods will perform perfectly in saltwater conditions for any type of species. Simply rinse off the entire rod and if you can wipe it down with a towel. This will ensure your rod guides last a very long time. The only guide that is rust proof is the Recoil Titanium Nitride guide found on our Texas Mag Wader Series but all other rods have a stainless steel frame that can withstand saltwater for many years of use.