Z Bone Fishing Rod

$499.99
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Description

Only The Best. 2021 Z BONE

You get a Z Bone when only the best will do, when peak performance is your goal, and when you just want to enjoy the finer things in life.

The absurd weight (or lack thereof) of the Z Bone lets you know right away that you're holding something special. Average only 3.5 ounces!

Like a fine wine, custom rifle or a premier set of clubs, you get what you pay for with the Z Bone. 

Built on KISTLER KC9 Extremely High Modulus Blanks - 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray.

A dental surgeon requires a fine instrument to do his delicate work, the Z bone blank is a fine instrument, meant for the most delicate of bites. A surgeon does not use his fine instrument to chisel, hammer or pull teeth, he uses a different tool for that.

The blank has been individually hand inspected to ensure perfection, and each guide, cork, and wrap only serves to make the Z Bone lighter, smoother and stronger.

You might just like great things. You might just love to have every competitive advantage possible on the water.

Or you might just need to see for yourself what it's like to have only the best: The Kistler Z Bone.

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

Every rod is Kistler-Crafted™ by hand from Top Quality Carbon Fiber, All built, wrapped, glued, and finished by our team in our Magnolia, Texas facility. Backed by the Trey Kistler Warranty Promise for Five Years. First year = Free replacement. Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth year = Prorated replacement.

Specs

Cast or Spin Casting
Power 1 ML Medium Lite Fast
Length 7' 0"

Reviews

Truly...these rods are works of art!

"I recently purchased two Zbone rods, 1 standard 5H casting, and 1 custom 3LMH spinning. These rods are simply gorgeous and are truly feather light. At least the equal of my NRX rods, and when factoring in the customization, they are a fisherman’s dream come true. Nothing else compares! While the rods themselves are exquisite, the customer service is off the charts! Both Trey and Rueben have gone the extra mile by exceeding my previous experience in lofty customer service standards…especially when responding to customer enquires and reasonable adjustments to existing orders. Having a premiere rod producer coupled to such exemplary customer service is a one-two punch that blows away the competition. Be forewarned…once you go Kistler Z bone, you won’t be going back. I’m already eyeing a spinning rod in Lite Medium….just can’t get enough! As a Canadian, I am required to pay extra for international shipping AND import duties/fees…and I STILL feel the value is there. If you reside in the US,…it’s a no brainer, IMO.
If you are on the fence, just go for it. These are the king of fishing rods."

- Steven G. Toronto, Canada

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Z Bone Fishing Rod

2nd to None

"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.

There 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.

Don't change a thing.

- Doug, Okeechobee, FL

Videos

Z Bone Fishing Rod Up Close

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My Favorite Rod!!

"I bought the 7' ML. The rod is very light and sensitive, the casts are awesome. The rod feels very comfortable in your hand, the handle and reel seat are smooth no weird angles, I just cant put the rod down. I own a number of other high end rods and this rod is my favorite!!!"

- Michael A.

Fantastic! Sensitive and light weight

"Used my z bone the other day pegging a red shad power worm. Unbelievable feel with tungsten weights...can feel every little bump and cover."

- Mike R., Chicago, IL

WARRANTY

Backed by the Trey Kistler Warranty Promise for Five Years. First year = Free replacement. Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth year = Prorated replacement.

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Shipping

Order 3 or more rods or reels and get FREE Shipping. All rods are shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube.

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SATISFACTION

30-day money back guarantee if you're not satisfied.

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Best Rod I've Ever Owned

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5/5

"Man this Z bone is the most beautiful and lightest rod I've ever owned, worth every penny. If you've never tried one, you have to get one, highly recommend. Kistler Rods you guys Rock!!"
- Capt Yoan Alvarez, Florida

Series Comparison Chart

Series
  • Description
  • Price
  • Customer Rating
  • Lengths
  • Powers
  • Guides
  • Handle Type
  • Reel Seat
  • Built by hand in Texas
  • Blank
  • Warranty
    • The "Get Started With Kistler" Rod
    • $150
    • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    • 6'9", 7'0"
    • 2-5
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Black EVA Split Grip
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC6 Carbon - Standard Modulus
    • 5 year
    • The "Time To Up Your Fishing Game" Rod
    • $200
    • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Cork Grade "B" w/ foam butt
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC7 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "All Purpose Hybrid" Rod
    • $300
    • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • MED, MH
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Grade "A" Cork Palm Swell
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC7S S-glass and Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "Professional Standard" Rod
    • $300
    • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Kigan Stainless
    • Grade "A" Cork Palm Swell
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC8 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "Lighter Than Air" Rod
    • $400
    • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Fuji Corrosion Control
    • Grade "A" Cork Tapered
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC9 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years
    • The "Top Shelf" Rod
    • $550
    • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    • 6'9" - 7'6"
    • 1-6
    • Fuji Titanium Torzite
    • Grade "AA" Cork
    • Fuji Graphite
    • Yes
    • KISTLER KC9 100% Japanese Carbon by Toray
    • 5 years

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