Nitranium Fishing Rod

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Balance, Leverage, Comfort, Style, and Sensitivity

Why Nitranium? From top to bottom, every component and piece of the Nitranium is pure excellence. With a woven 100% carbon fiber USA KISTLER KC10 blank, inlayed rubber full length handle, bounce-back Recoil running guides, the Nitranium is build to last. Backed by Kistler's 10-year "Bend Strong" warranty, the Nitranium is sure to out fish your other rods, give you more leverage and casting power, and allow you to feel it ALL.


Cast or Spin Casting
Power 4 MH Medium-Heavy Fast
Length 7' 0"


A Note From Trey Kistler

I have hand selected the most trusted fishing rod component manufacturers that I believe produce the best performing, longest lasting and highest quality parts available and have paired these with the strongest, most sensitive, American made 100% carbon fiber blanks I have ever helped design.

My new KC10 blanks provide the highest level of sensitivity to strength ratio ever offered in one of my Kistler Rod designs partly because of the uniquely woven Nitranium carbon fiber wraps embedded within each blank.

My 30 years of experience in building fishing rods has influenced me to choose only the best of the best when it comes to a quality, proven, reliable, durable, light weight and smooth guide ring and tip top. My decision to employ the Fuji Silicon Carbide slim ringed guide and tip top with the corrosion coated stainless steel frames in the areas where the rod gets the most abuse, wear and tear. Combine this with the most well known Recoil guides that are ringless, flexible frames made from a titanium-nitrate “Nitranium” material, this noticeably lighter weight guide train will perform without any problems for life.

I designed the custom inlayed, Portuguese full-length cork handles to maximize the anglers’ grip and comfort by using my specially developed rubber marbled cork…something out Kistler Z bone rod owners have come to love and request over the past decade.

I have been developing one rod model at a time by putting in hours of designing and field testing until I perfect each model with my customer in mind. There will eventually be a full line of Nitranium rod models uniquely crafted to perform under any situation or application once I complete my extensive research and development and testing one rod at a time. Soon, you could be the proud owner of a full set of beautifully American crafted rods with actions and powers that simply make you a better fisherman and truly enhances your fishing overall experience.

I have been credited and known for changing the face of the fishing rod over the past 25 years ‘the split grip handle and zero fore grip was introduced by me in 2004’…now I am offering a time tested, well thought out, comfortable, reliable, balanced, and crazy sensitive fishing rod that will flat out impress even the toughest critics around the world.

I guarantee your satisfaction in my latest and greatest creation with an industry leading “10 Year - Bend Strong” Limited Warranty. What else do you need to know and hear before you decide to own the Best?

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

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The Nitranium Fishing Rod is backed by Kistler's industry-leading "Bend Strong" warranty for 10 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.

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.


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