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#11270576 - 12/08/15 04:31 PM Kistler Rods
LukeAnderson Offline
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what are yalls thoughts on them... The heliums are as expensive as a dang G Loomis GLX.. when you get to a rod that expensive are they all good or what?
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#11270600 - 12/08/15 04:41 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
IMHO the difference is very small. I fish TFO Tactical rods and for $150-$160 they are a steal. If I wanted to step up from there I'd go right to the Edge rods.
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#11270774 - 12/08/15 06:16 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
LukeAnderson Offline
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I hear ya I have one TFO Tactical and I love it!
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#11277117 - 12/11/15 07:15 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
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Originally Posted By: ChiefLA3
what are yalls thoughts on them... The heliums are as expensive as a dang G Loomis GLX.. when you get to a rod that expensive are they all good or what?

Yes they are worth every penny!! I have 12 Kistlers from Heliums to the Mags and haven't been disappointed yet!1 The Heliums are on par price wise with most upper end rods and they always a sale going on. What Helium are you looking for?

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#11286740 - 12/16/15 06:45 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
G Rod Offline
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Kistler makes a great rod and some of the most sensitive on the market. The ZBones are special and hard to beat for bottom contact baits. KLX is a great choice as well if your looking for middle price range offerings
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#11295543 - 12/21/15 11:52 AM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: G Rod]
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Registered: 10/22/10
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Loc: Big Sandy, TX
Originally Posted By: G Rod
Kistler makes a great rod and some of the most sensitive on the market. The ZBones are special and hard to beat for bottom contact baits. KLX is a great choice as well if your looking for middle price range offerings

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I'm using Z-bone, Helium & KLX rods. They are great rods. They range from 6'9" to 8' for various methods.
Luv them.

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#11300975 - 12/23/15 09:51 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
Shaun Lowe Offline
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I fish mostly GLoomis and Kistler rods. Kistler makes very good rods and a lot of the blanks come from Gary Loomis at NFC.

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#11301236 - 12/24/15 06:49 AM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
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I have a boat full of old Mags. I really want to upgrade, but I like what I have so much I keep using them.

The KLX is the North Fork Composites from Loomis.

The new Mags are sweet as well.
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#11301627 - 12/24/15 10:38 AM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
LukeAnderson Offline
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Those helium a look sweet but don't know if I can bring myself to buy those ! Mucho deniro
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#11312295 - 12/30/15 02:40 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
ranger3474 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
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Loc: parker county
They are nice. Love the heliums!!

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#11319527 - 01/02/16 11:12 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
rxkid2001 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
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Loc: Wishing I was in TX
The ones I have are all pretty nice. Problem is they are not readily available around where I'm at. Don't like ordering in rods if I don't have to, I like to inspect them before buying.

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#11352868 - 01/18/16 05:04 AM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
BrudBass Offline
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Registered: 10/18/12
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Loc: Buda, Texas
I own z bone, helium, magnesium, argon, and carbon steel rods. I am a huge fan of Kistler rods. I purchased a 7'6" mh 4 power custom z bone last year with spiral wrapped guides for throwing senkos and flukes and it is by far my favorite rod. It takes a lot of restraint not to purchase more Kistler rods when they have their 35 percent off sales or when I see them posted for sale here on the forum.
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#11360892 - 01/21/16 12:22 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
Gillz Offline
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The new Magnesium 2 with the lime green handles are my new favorite rod! They are awesome!! I love the oversized butt cap that comes on the rod, it's light weight, and is made in the USA. I'm thoroughly impressed with mine.
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#11379779 - 01/29/16 05:37 PM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: Gillz]
jwfflipper Offline
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They are my new favorite Kistler rod!!
Originally Posted By: Fishin24/7
The new Magnesium 2 with the lime green handles are my new favorite rod! They are awesome!! I love the oversized butt cap that comes on the rod, it's light weight, and is made in the USA. I'm thoroughly impressed with mine.
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#11440525 - 02/26/16 03:15 AM Re: Kistler Rods [Re: LukeAnderson]
LukeAnderson Offline
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I'm in the market to get another one. Guys I love my Kistler. Gotta have another. Where on the four are they gettin sold on sale?!
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