"I ordered the new Graphite rod heavy 5 power. When it arrived my first impression was how light it was. After several trips to the lake and really giving it a true test, I can honestly say you will not be disappointed. The rod is super light, extremely sensitive, and powerful. The rod boasts a light, sensitive tip which allows for accurate casts yet it has a solid backbone that allows you to pull fish from heavy cover without having that broomstick feel. This one has definitely found a permanent place on my boat deck."
"I just got my 6'9" Argon MH and took it to Lake Powell, I caught a ton of smallmouth bass and am very pleased how the rod performed. I had great hook sets and landed all fish that bit except two (but I am sure it was the hooks on the lure I was using is the reason I lost them.) I brought 2 other rods on the trip but never even used them. I caught all my fish on this rod. I love the color and sleekness. I could feel every bite because the rod is so sensitive. I do own one other Kistler Rod and I love them both.
Thank you for making the greatest rod I have ever owned."
"I have 2 of the medium heavy 7’3” rods and love them! They are great versatile rods that can do anything from pitching and casting soft plastics to smaller swimbaits, lighter football head jigs, etc! I also really like the grips on this series that help keep the rod in my hands rain or shine. Light, strong and sensitive!"
"If you need a light yet tough rod I'd choose the KLX line. I have put several through the ringer and they stand up to any conditions. Each model and action is pristine for what you need. Grab a few and then you'll order more for Christmas and your Birthday."
Hybrid Composite S2 Glass Tip Fused with T800S Blank
3 year warranty
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5/5
"I purchased a 7' 3" Feel N Reel to replace a broken Duckett 7' medium heavy. I started using the Kistler to throw square bills and spinners and top water. This is one of the most accurate casting rod I own. It's right on up there with a Lews 6' 8" that I use for accuracy around docks or along the bank. this rod is equal to or better than my pro series lews rod. The APP (all purpose power) is better made and I have no issues with this rod. I highly recommend this rod."
"AA" Cork, Torzite Guides, The Most Sensitive And Strongest Rod You'll Ever Fish
Made in USA
X-Ray Carbon Blank
5 year warranty
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5/5
"I've only been w/ Kistler for 3 months from the time I wrote this review, but I honestly can say, these rods are NOTHING WORSE THAN FANTASTIC. I own a Z Bone 4 power 7'0" and a Helium 3 power 7' 3". My hook ratio on flipping (from Lake Okeechobee in the thick stuff) has increased BIG time. I used to land aprox 70% of the fish hooked deep in the mats, but in 3 months, 5 tourneys ( and many practices) my hook up ratio is at 94%, which is the difference from cashing (3x - 2 / 2nds & a 3rd) and / or winning (1x) to going home a wishing or wondering what went wrong.
Their customer service is just as good as their rods, "2nd TO NONE". They now have a customer for life, and those will NOT be my only 2 rods I get from them, as my others slowly see there lifespan, they will all be replaced w/ Kistlers. I donate to the Okeechobee teen anglers every year, this year some of them will have a new Kistler rod at Christmas time.
Kistlers are an American-Made, family style owned business w/ GREAT morals and a GREAT staff, seems hard to find that anymore in this time and age. as I try to do the same in my business.
Next time I'm in Texas, I'd really like to stop by their shop and meet all of them.