KISTLER Custom Fishing Rods

KLX Dropshot, Finesse Worm Spinning Rods

$ 3,612.00
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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: Spinning
Length: 7'0"
Power: Medium Lite
2 Week Delay for Engravings or Labels

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.


Pickup available at Kistler Rods Factory

Usually ready in 4 hours


Each KLX Technique Specific rod is designed for the most popular techniques. Whether you're throwing a topwater, frog, crankbait or umbrella rig, from the rod and handle length, to the power, action and lure and line weight specifications, your Technique Specific KLX makes the choice easy, and the results a win.

Each KLX Technique Specific rod rated with Signature Sensitivity [?]


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.


5 Year Manufacturer


Cast or spin




Power rating


Model number





Kistler kc8 100% japanese carbon by toray-high modulus


Open water


Kigan stainless with conventional size coalite rings

Reel seat

Fuji graphite

Handle type

Grade "a" cork tapered

Length of handle

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

Line wt

6 - 12 lbs mono/florocarbon or 12 lb braid

Lure wt

1/16 - 1/4 oz

Lure/bait type

popper, ned rig, drop shot, wacky worm, finesse jig, hair jig


bass, crappie/pan fish

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.



Frequently Asked Questions

Good in saltwater?

Yes, 100%. We suggest you taking care to rinse and wipe off saltwater after use.

Can you give me a rod recommendation?

You bet! Chat with us in the bottom right corner (chat box). Or fill out the form here.

Can I use Kistlers for Crappie, Walleye, or other species of fish?

Yes, absolutely. Use our search feature to select your "Species other than bass" and recommended rods therein. Shop and Filter

Can I hold a Kistler in a store?

We are 99% direct-to-consumer and have few retail locations selling Kistler rods or reels. We recommend you purchase a Kistler online and try it out! If you don't like it, return it or exchange it for FREE.

Or, come to our shop in Magnolia, TX!

What's your Return policy?

Always FREE returns and Exchanges within 30 days. We want you to try your KISTLER. If you're not satisfied, we'll exchange it or let you return it for FREE. Learn More

What about your Warranty?

We have one of the best-in-class warranties around. We call it our "Bend-Strong" warranty. It's clear as day, and shows you what to expect if something happens to your Kistler. Learn More.