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The Return of Kistler's Carbon Steel Line

 

Date: 10/4/14
Tackle Type: Rods
Manufacturer: Kistler Custom Rods
Reviewer: Cal






 

 

Introduction: Having spent the greater part of the last several years rebuilding and rebranding, their product line and reorganizing their manufacturing methods to bring jobs back to their factory in Magnolia, Texas, Kistler Custom Rods is building sticks for an entirely new generation of angler. But of course, building rods domestically comes with higher costs making it difficult to produce a competitive stick in the very hotly contested $80 - $120 price point.

 

Introducing the new Carbon Steel rods from Kistler Custom Rods.

The New Carbon Steel: Enter the new Carbon Steel rods from Kistler. Sourced from overseas to keep costs down, these rods share the same bare Z-Bone aesthetic as their existing lineups.

Featuring split rear grip handles made with tapered, select grade cork...

... EVA butt caps ...

The blank on the new Carbon Steel rods is sanded, but unfinished to enhance feel and keep the weight of the overall rods as low as possible. The intermediate modulus graphite blanks are then outfitted with Kigan brand, tangle free, stainless steel guides with Coalite ceramic rings that are larger than micro but still smaller than standard sized guides.

... Kigan Tangle Free guides ...

... with stainless steel frames and Coalite ceramic inserts.

Reel seats are pretty standard and grips are specified as select grade cork featuring a split rear grip and a tapered design for added comfort. Both the spinning and casting rods feature a soft EVA butt cap.

The rods feature Kistler's traditional hook keeper...

... and standard reel seats.

There will be five casting and two spinning models in the lineup with prices ranging from $119.95 to $129.95 depending on the model. Each rod is covered by Kistler's One Year VIP Protection Plan Warranty.

Prices range from $119.95 - $129.95.

 

Kistler Carbon Steel Series Rod Specifications

Model
Power
Length
Lure
Line
MSRP
CSBBCB69MH
Medium Heavy
6'-9"
1/4-3/4
10-15
$119.95
CSMTS70M
Medium
7'-0"
1/8-3/4
8-14
$119.95
CSWJC70MH
Medium Heavy
7'-0"
1/4-1
14-20
$119.95
CSFSB73H
Heavy
7'-3"
1/4 - 1 1/2
17-65
$129.95
CSADPT76H
Heavy
7'-6"
3/8-1 1/2
17-65
$129.95
CSSHTB70MH*
Medium Heavy
7'-0"
1/8-3/4
12-17
$119.95
CSDSFW70M*
Medium
7'-0"
1/8-1/2
8-14

$119.95

*Denotes spinning model

 

Conclusion: Built overseas, each Carbon Steel rod is inspected in Kistler's Texas factory before shipping to customers to help ensure quality control. These rods are available now direct through Kistler Custom Rods and via select retailers.

 

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