KISTLER Custom Fishing Rods

Jerkbait Fishing Rod

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$ 5,500.00
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Cast or Spin: Casting
Length: 6'10"
Power: Lite Medium Heavy
2 Week Delay for Engravings or Labels

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Note: placement of custom engraving goes between handles.

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With the popularity of the forward facing sonar units, Anglers across the world are in search of a rod that will cast and work all types of jerk baits. Well, Trey and his Pros have put their heads together and developed the perfect JERKBAIT Special rod for any angler. The shorter rod length and shorter handle length are two of the most important areas to consider with created a rod that is highly efficient and extremely accurate.

The Lite-Medium-Heavy is a must for casting any weight of jerkbait. The soft, slow action on the tip allows for easy placement of the lure while the mid-section is a medium power to keep the bass hooked up during the fight and finally the heavy butt section provides the backbone for driving those trebles deep into a big fishes jawbone.

Look no further than Trey’s JERKBAIT Specialty rod if you want to maximize your effectiveness on the water and put more big fish in your boat after seeing them on the screen.

Each Jerkbait rod rated with Elite Sensitivity [?]


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


Our Kistler "Bend Strong" 5 year warranty is one of the best in the business. Covers all manufacturer defects for 5 years. Pro rated replacement each year. Read more.

Shipping & Returns

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

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


Cast or spin


Power rating


Model number





Kistler kc9 100% japanese carbon by toray-extreme high modulus


Open water


Kigan stainless macro size rings

Reel seat

Fuji graphite exposed trigger

Handle type

Grade "a" cork straight

Length of handle

8" measured from the bottom of the reel seat to the bottom of the butt cap

Line wt

8 - 14 lb mono/florocarbon

Lure wt

1/8 - 3/4 oz

Lure/bait type




Premium Components
Elite Sensitivity

Key Features Jerkbait Fishing Rod

The "Forward Facing Sonar" fishing rod.

Optimized Action

Specifically designed for jerk bait techniques.


Premium Kigan Stainless Guides - Ensure smooth casting and reduced line friction.


Grade "A" Cork Straight - Custom Ergonomic Handles - Offer maximum comfort and control.

Reel Seat

Fuji Graphite (Exposed Trigger - Casting)

Kistler Smart Grip

Comfortable EVA Foam at top of reel seat for comfort all day long.


KISTLER KC9 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray-Extreme High Modulus. High-Quality Carbon Fiber Blanks - Deliver outstanding sensitivity and power.

The "Forward-Facing Sonar" Fishing Rod


After designing the Kistler Jerk Bait Rod, we put it through a gauntlet of tests, confirming again and again that it was more capable of drawing the attention of fish than jerk bait rods made by other brands.

We watched – in real time – as trophy-size bass and other species were enticed and triggered
to bite more often based on a few distinct design factors and characteristics.

Two of the major aspects of the perfect jerk bait rod are a shorter rod length and a shorter handle, which allows for more control over the lure’s movement and speed.
The Lite-Medium-Heavy style rod is the ideal combination for casting any jerkbait, no matter its size or weight.

Our Jerk Bait Rod is specially designed so that when you see a fish on the screen, you can cast directly into the area near it that you choose and hone your retrieval of the lure to draw the fish’s attention and get a strike.

The rods are made with Extreme High Modulus KISTLER KC9 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray, which provides incredible sensitivity so anglers can detect the tiny pecks and nibbles that indicate a bigger strike is about to take place.

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 hallmark of a Kistler. There's nothing more important in fishing than FEELING what's under the water. That's why we say Kistler is "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.


Jerkbait Fishing Rod

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Kistler Jerk Bait Rod enhance jerk bait presentations?

The Kistler Jerk Bait Rod is designed with a precise action that allows anglers to impart lifelike movements to their jerk baits. The high-quality carbon fiber blanks provide the perfect blend of
sensitivity and power, enabling you to feel every twitch and pause, making your presentations more effective.

What lengths and actions are available in the Kistler Jerk Bait Rod Series?

The Kistler Jerk Bait Rod Series is available in a 6’10” model. However, each of our rods can be fully customized in any way to provide each angler the ideal experience.

Are the Kigan guides suitable for braided lines?

Yes, the Kigan Stainless guides on the Kistler Jerk Bait Rod are designed to handle braided lines effectively. These guides reduce friction and enhance casting performance, making them ideal for the strength and sensitivity required when using braided lines.

How does the ergonomic handle design benefit anglers?

The custom ergonomic handles on the Kistler Jerk Bait Rod provide a comfortable and secure grip, reducing hand fatigue during long fishing sessions. This design allows for better control and precision, essential for effectively working jerk baits.

Can the Kistler Jerk Bait Rod be used for other fishing techniques?

The Kistler Jerk Bait Rod is optimized for jerk bait fishing, but its versatile design makes it suitable for other techniques such as topwater and crankbait fishing. The rod's sensitivity and power provide excellent performance across various applications.

What makes the Kistler Jerk Bait Rod a good choice for bass fishing?

The Kistler Jerk Bait Rod is an excellent choice for bass fishing due to its precise action, which allows for lifelike bait presentations, and its high-quality construction, ensuring durability and performance. The sensitivity and power of this rod make it ideal for detecting and setting hooks on aggressive bass.