KLX Fishing Rod

Best Seller - This is our best selling/most popular model in this series. If you're not sure which model to pick, go with this one (while it's in stock!)
Must order by December 11th to get it before Christmas!

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The KLX Fishing Rod      

Every serious angler wants a rod optimized for every occasion, giving him the best chance to pull one in every time. The KLX takes options to the next level. KISTLER KC8 Blanks - High Modulus 100% Japanese Carbon construction by Toray.
Scan your structure then grab any KLX and fish hard! For competitors, tournament pros, and those who expect their fishing investments to pay off.
No, there's not extra paint, thread, and trinkets to make this rod scream "buy me!" 
It sticks out where you need it to - on the water, on tournament day, or when you're just really hoping to impress your buddies with the best bass. The reliable and forever championed KLX rod is your next favorite companion. 


Cast or Spin Casting
Power 3 LMH Lite-Medium-Heavy
Length 6' 9"


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Trey Talks KLX

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


FAQs | 100% Purchase Protection

What's the warranty on my rod?

The KLX 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.

No third-party warehouses or delayed shipping. We specialize in shipping DIRECT to you. 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.

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.

Kistler Crew

Your Rod-Building Experts




"I order two rods last spring (03/20) a KLX693LMH and a KLX734MH. First off, I live in Minnesota. The rods arrived professionally packaged in a stout cardboard tube. These are my first rods without a fore grip. I was hesitant at first to try these. But, after five months of using them. The lack of a fore grip was not a problem.
The 734mh became my favorite rod this season. I used it to launch Rapala DT10 and Dt14 crankbaits. I have a Lews ss15a reel mounted on it. This rod was such a joy to cast. I could send a balsa crankbait into a good wind almost straight out. I mean without much effort, cast after cast. Just a great rod. Hooks ups were effortless.
The 693 was used mostly with a jigworm. The sensitivity and power made it a go to rod. These are my third and fourth Kistler Rods. They will not be my last."

- Paul B.

A Real Upgrade

"Wanted to upgrade two of my son's rods, from a Fenwick HMX casting and a Dobyn's fury spinning rod. We chose two KLX rods in 7'3" in LMH. It is wonderful to be able to support a US company, especially when they provide a quality product. The service is fast and very friendly, the fit and finish on the rods was impeccable. The rods are light, and have a comfortable grip. With a 30 size spinning reel weighting around 10 oz the balance was easy on the wrist and no fatigue after an hour. The spinning rod can cast a 3/8 lure over 40 yards with little effort, the sensitivity was excellent, you can feel your spinning bait vibration, any subtle changes, and with jigs every rock it bumped into. Great tip and a solid backbone. Exceeded our expectations, a real upgrade."

- Carl M.

Unbelievable quality and feel!!

"Just got in my new 7’0 heavy KLX and as always I’m blown away by this rod. I normally buy heavy rods a little longer and was a little concerned that it wouldn’t be stout enough. Well I was wrong!! As usual this rod exceeded my expectations. I have quite a few Kistler rods but this is my first KLX...however it will not be my last!! This rod is very stout but still has that crazy Kistler rod sensitivity. Highly recommended!!"

- Wesley B.

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