KISTLER Custom Fishing Rods

Feel N Reel Fishing Rod

$ 3,612.00
Your Price
Save 34%

Your best price on a Kistler without retail markup.

$ 5,500.00
Retail Price

The price of this Kistler if we sold in Big Box stores like BassPro or Academy.

Cast or Spin: Casting
Power: MH Medium Heavy All Purpose
Length: 6' 9"
2 Week Delay for Engravings or Labels
Engraving

Engraving - $ 367 Details

Note: placement of custom engraving goes between handles.

Add Engraving on Any Stock Rod

Rods with engravings or fish decals will ship in approximately 2 weeks.

0/50

Pickup available at Kistler Rods Factory

Usually ready in 4 hours

You’ve felt that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you have a big fish on the line and it begins to shake with everything it’s got. That sinking feeling comes from the understanding that the fish has a considerable chance to free itself from the hook and swim away forever.

Most anglers think this is just part of fishing – that there’s nothing you can do when a trophy-size fish thrashes free.

We’ve developed the perfect solution to virtually eliminate this problem: the Feel N Reel Rod Series.

The Feel N Reel rod is made with what we like to call The Perfect Bend. Trey Kistler leveraged his knowledge and understanding of rod blank material and performance to develop the ideal combination of fiberglass and carbon fiber to create The Perfect Bend in the Feel N Reel blank.

The Feel N Reel blank consists of KISTLER CARBON KC7S - 50% S-glass and 50% Japanese Intermediate Modulus Carbon by Toray, which means this combination gives the exact amount of curvature to keep the fish pinned and maintain pressure on the hookset.

SImply put – the carbon fiber provides just the right amount of sensitivity to feel the bite while the fiberglass delivers the consistent pressure needed to keep the fish on the hook.

The Feel N Reel truly is a testament to the innovative minds behind our products.
With the Feel N Reel, you can fish a wide variety of lures and have fun reeling in your catch without that dreaded sinking feeling once the fish begins to thrash around.
It’s also made with friction-eliminating Kigan Stainless with Conventional Size Coalite Rings, as well as a Fuji Graphite Exposed Trigger reel seat and Grade “A” Cork Palm Swell handle for maximum ergonomic feel and control.

Not too stiff and not too much flex, the Feel n Reel is the tournament angler's best asset on the water.

Relax. Fishing should be about having fun, right?

You're sure to have a lot of it with the Kistler Feel n Reel.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping
Fast and Reliable Shipping via UPS Ground 1-4 Days.

Returns & Exchanges
Use your Kistler! Not satisfied? FREE returns and exchanges within 30 days.

Warranty

5 Year Manufacturer

Specs

Cast or spin

Casting

Length

6'9"

Power rating

Medium-Heavy

Model number

Fnr69mh

Rated

Medium-heavy

Action

Modified-fast

Blank

Kistler carbon kc7s - 50% s-glass and 50% japanese intermediate modulus carbon by toray

Structure

Open water, sparse

Guides

Kigan stainless with conventional size coalite rings

Reel seat

Fuji graphite exposed trigger

Handle type

Grade "a" cork palm swell

Length of handle

9 1/2" measured from the bottom of the reel seat to the bottom of the butt cap

Line wt

15 - 20 lb mono/florocarbon or 40 lb braid

Lure wt

1/8 - 1 oz

Lure/bait type

Swimbaits, toads, buzz bait, lipless, diving, square bill, wake bait, jerk bait, prop bait, walking bait, chatter bait, spinner bait, jigging spoon, blade bait, vibrating jig, multi-purpose

Species

bass, redfish, striper, catfish

Sensitivity
Premium Components
Versatility
Strength
Elite Sensitivity

Key Features Feel N Reel Fishing Rod

The "All Purpose Hybrid" fishing rod.

Guides

Kigan Stainless With Conventional Size Coalite Rings

Handle

Grade "A" Cork Palm Swell

Reel Seat

Fuji Graphite (Exposed Trigger - Casting)

Reel Seat

Fuji Graphite Exposed Trigger with Comfortable EVA Foam at top of reel seat for comfort all day long.

Hybrid Blank

KISTLER CARBON KC7S - 50% S-glass and 50% Japanese Intermediate Modulus Carbon by Toray

Kistler Feel-N-Reel Fishing Rod

All Purpose

You’ve felt that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you have a big fish on the line and it begins to shake with everything it’s got. That sinking feeling comes from the understanding that the fish has a considerable chance to free itself from the hook and swim away forever.

Most anglers think this is just part of fishing – that there’s nothing you can do when a trophy-size fish thrashes free.

We’ve developed the perfect solution to virtually eliminate this problem: the Feel N Reel Rod Series. The Feel N Reel rod is made with what we like to call The Perfect Bend. Trey Kistler leveraged his knowledge and understanding of rod blank material and performance to develop the ideal combination of fiberglass and carbon fiber to create The Perfect Bend in the Feel N Reel blank.

The Feel N Reel blank consists of KISTLER CARBON KC7S - 50% S-glass and 50% Japanese Intermediate Modulus Carbon by Toray, which means this combination gives the exact amount of curvature to keep the fish pinned and maintain pressure on the hookset.

Simply put – the carbon fiber provides just the right amount of sensitivity to feel the bite while the fiberglass delivers the consistent pressure needed to keep the fish on the hook. The Feel N Reel truly is a testament to the innovative minds behind our products.

With the Feel N Reel, you can fish a wide variety of lures and have fun reeling in your catch without that dreaded sinking feeling once the fish begins to thrash around. It’s also made with friction-eliminating Kigan Stainless with Conventional Size Coalite Rings, as well as a Fuji Graphite Exposed Trigger reel seat and Grade “A” Cork Palm Swell handle for maximum ergonomic feel and control. Not too stiff and not too much flex, the Feel n Reel is the tournament angler's best asset on the water.

Relax. Fishing should be about having fun, right? You're sure to have a lot of it with the Kistler Feel n Reel.

The Kistler Difference

Why Fish Kistler?

Call us and talk to a real person ready to help: Reuben or Jordan or Trey Kistler himself. Customer service is our priority so you can have your best day on the water.
The way fishing should feel.
Every rod from the KLX to Nitranium is individually stress tested and built by hand at our factory in Magnolia, TX.
Over 25 years in business, Kistler is a team of fishing experts who listen to anglers, and make fishing products beyond expectations.
Every rod is built on its natural spline. Every thread wrapped to perfection. Every guide straightened by hand.

Building fishing rods in the USA since 1999.

Born in a Texas Garage

Faith: Our faith in God influences all that we do, as a business and as individuals. 

Family: The family that raised us taught us how to fish; how to work hard and follow our own path.

Excellence: 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.

Respect: The world just works better when people treat one another with mutual respect.

Getting your rod to your door in one piece - quickly and securely is our priority. That's why we ship every rod in a thick cardboard tube, securely wrapped in bubble wrap primarily using UPS Ground which reaches most U.S. locations in 1-4 days.

Free Returns & Exchanges on Stock Kistler rods, reels, gear, and apparel. Learn more

Hold Something Special. We design and source the best materials with the very best blank manufacturers around the world.

KISTLER carbon consists of our proprietary carbon patterns using 100% carbon fiber for maximum sensitivity and strength.

That's why we maintain a 5-star customer rating, with a 99.5% flawless performance of our fishing rods, as well as a "Bend Strong" warranty, should something ever happen.

Bend Strong warranty. Every Kistler rod and reel is covered under our 99.5% flawless bend-strong manufacturer warranty. Learn more.

Veteran-owned and operated since 1999. 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.

Videos

Feel N Reel

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Feel N Reel Rod Series different from other rod series?

The Feel N Reel Rod Series stands out due to its hybrid construction of carbon fiber and fiberglass. This combination provides a unique balance of sensitivity, strength and flex, making these rods exceptionally responsive and ideal for landing monster fish.

How does the hybrid construction benefit the Feel N Reel rods?

The hybrid construction of carbon fiber and fiberglass in Feel N Reel rods offers the best of both worlds. Carbon fiber provides lightweight sensitivity that lets you feel the slightest nibble, while fiberglass adds flexibility and durability to keep the fish from getting away.

Are the Kigan Stainless Coalite guides suitable for all types of fishing lines?

Yes, the Kigan Stainless Coalite guides on Feel N Reel rods are designed to be compatible with all types of fishing lines, including monofilament, fluorocarbon, and braided lines. These guides provide exceptionally smooth line flow and reduce friction, enhancing casting distance and
accuracy.

What types of fishing techniques are best suited for the Feel N Reel Rod Series?

The Feel N Reel Rod Series is particularly well-suited for jerkbait and swimbait techniques that require high sensitivity, and are commonly used to target bigger fish. The exceptional feedback provided by the hybrid blanks allows anglers to detect even the slightest bites and subtle movements.

How does the Feel N Reel Rod Series enhance casting performance?

The Feel N Reel Rod Series enhances casting performance through its use of Kigan Stainless Coalite guides, which ensure smooth line flow and reduce friction. Combined with the lightweight and responsive hybrid blanks, these features allow for longer and more accurate casts, giving anglers greater control over their presentations.

Testimonials

Reviews

★★★★★
★★★★★
★★★★★
★★★★★