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Recently after a friend and Pro Staffer John Miller let me borrow a Kistler rod I have been hooked ever since. I have been replacing all my rods with only kistler rods from here on out. Thank You Kistler for a great product.
Vince Loschiavo
Been using my two new klx casting rods for a month now. Just picked up a few of my other brand rods for comparison. Wow, what a difference in weight and overall feel! The kistlers are by far the most advanced in my book. Top of the line craftmanship and customer service make kistler #1 with me!
kevin
THIS MUST BE READ...If you own a Kistler or not...if you even fish or not...PLEASE READ. *This is an email I sent to Trey Kistler. Motivated by the great season I have had so far and how impressed I am with Kistler KLX rods...I've never had a piece of equipment (in ANY sport or activity) single-handedly incredibly improve my fishing so drastically* Mr. Kistler, As you probably know (by your UNMATCHED customer service, interest in your valued customers, and customer care) I have been a Kistler LOYAL since about 2006...Ive been loyal thru it ALL... I had 2006-2008 Kistler magnesium, Helium LTA and LTX... Even had a couple of the graphite plus blk n red rods... I remember the old blue zirconium inserts...the full handle LTA... I stayed loyal and have remained loyal thru the good and the bad...thru any problems with the 2007 n 2008 rods (although I had very little issues) and I got a whole slew of the Argon TS...and now I am so happy to see the success of the KLX line and have never been so impressed with ANY kistler line yet...AMAZING... I didn't just stay loyal using the rods, I constantly spread the word about ur rods... To the point of getting in literal arguments about Kistler..all the local BFL ABA, federation, open trail etc. anglers know me as "the Kistler kid" or "the kid who has all those Kistlers". Everywhere I go n whoever I fish with I rave about ur rods and ppl swear n joke that I'm employed by Kistler because I talk up the company so much. Nobody doesn't know what rods I fish.. Not around here. And because I tend to replace all my Kistlers every season with the newest version or line of Kistlers (replaced 2007 with 2008 LTA n mags n LTX then replaced all my mags n LTX with argon... Etc.) a couple ppl rly do think I might work for u lol. Most know that's absurd but I always try to put ur rods in other anglers hands n I've yet to have someone not blown away... I've converted many to Kistler only fisherman and gotten COUNTLESS anglers to buy at least one or a few... Ppl have thanked me personally for turning them onto Kistler... Why am I so loyal to Kistler? For one reason is because I think your Rods r top notch... I've always loved the sensitivity which is EVERYTHING TO ME in rods. Even with breakage issues I loved the way ur rods fished. Also because I recognize and appreciate (and even argue) the fact that you guys have "invented" or innovated SO MANY trends that r rly 'industry standard' now... (e.g. Split grip handles, no fore grip designs, "raw" blanks not goopy with epoxy, the amazing hook keeper, micro guides, a customizable rod on ur website, mixing cork types n looks for a 'custom look' n feel, showing rod weights on ur rods, having a Kistler direct only series to keep prices sooo low... Hand testing blanks... Even some that's not have caught on like The threads covered grips on the LTX which I loooved) not nearly enough anglers know who popularized these things. Even if you weren't the very first to ever do it, you were the first to mass produce to the public these innovations and even if that's not the case for all of the designs, you absolutely were a KEY role in making them so popular. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well u should be very flattered. I recognize n know who's 'changed the game' in so many ways, loyal also because your openness about your Faith. I love that. No cares or worries if some won't order who have different beliefs.. You are a messenger of Jesus and it means a lot. I'm loyal because of your unbelievable customer care... To be able to call a company and have the OWNER answer is amazing.. Unheard of. Thats worth loyalty n priceless .. Thats just Some reasons why I'm loyal to Kistler always. I always will be as well... I'm so happy with the KLX rods and I'm so glad to see the success of them! I love them. You are an inspiration to keep following ur dream, stick with it thru hard times, and more proof that faith will get you through. I truly believe you will go down as a LEGEND in the rod industry like Gary Loomis... In my eyes you already are THE first class rod technician on earth... So I want you to know this, I hope you know there's so many others like me... Probably NO ONE that's been a bigger spokesperson than me on the water, on the computer, at the ramp and tournaments... Everywhere. But many who see you for the legendary rod craftsman that you are! A pillar of 'good business' as well... So plz keep this in mind and you deserve all the success coming your way! -Tanner "Kistler Kid" This email was Sent last Thursday night...@ 10:30 AM my time (830 in texas...right away, first thing in the morning) I received a response from Trey...it is shown below: "Tanner, what size shirt are you? ….you fishing a tournament this weekend? You are too kind…..you made me cry….thanks. Trey Kistler" I was blown away but not surprised @ the quick response...And the question of shirt size and about a tournament. I thought "Wow...I write to THANK HIM and he Thanks me and wants to send me a tournament shirt?" So I answered him and told him how amazed and impressed I am and that I was fishing that weekend...I didn't realize why he was asking until I received an email from Cindy (Kistler's amazing customer service/orders/does a lot woman lol) and a phone message asking me my shirt size as well...The email was an invoice...The invoice nearly made me FAINT...truly. I couldn't believe it... I am not going to specify what the invoice had...but lets just say it was so ridiculously above and beyond anything ANYONE could ever want from a company owner. It was BEYOND gracious...and It was sent OVERNIGHT delivery...with SATURDAY DELIVERY...I just can't put into words how floored I really was... I wrote him back telling him how above and beyond and unnecessary that was and how I just couldn't believe it...As always, Trey was humble and was THANKING ME...This guy's an inspiration to me as a fisherman and as a person...Because of things like THIS^...He doesn't see himself as anything more than a guy who builds fishing rods...He is an amazing person and the best business owner in the fishing industry, BAR-NONE. The package came the next day...not 24 hours after he answered me I had a package that was so amazing and gratious...And to top it off...He included a hand written letter on Kistler letterhead...personally thanking me for my Loyalty...I've told many in the last week about my experience. Many who aren't fisherman. Many who are. Not one can believe how generous and kind Trey Kistler is. I know they're all believers now. Now I share this for anyone who hasn't fished or experienced Kistler. I share it for anyone who's lost faith in people or society. Or lost faith in God. Or lost faith in Business owners...Or for anyone who is "on the fence" on whether or not to try a Kistler...TRY ONE. I AM SO ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE YOU WILL BE BEYOND HAPPY with your rod(s) and your experience with them. I GUARANTEE IT, FULLY. And an important disclaimer: I AM IN NO WAY, WHATSOEVER, AT ALL employed by Kistler Rods, I do not work for them in any way...I am not related to anyone that works for Kistler. This is a 100% REAL testimonial and REAL story. I also want to say that I TRULY have remained loyal to Kistler and Trey KNOWS THIS and KNOWS ME...Through many emails and orders and phone conversations (The man answers the phone at his Company...What owner could you even reach thru a phone call and waiting on the line? Or an email? Not many...and I can not name ONE that answers the phone). He is a business man who owns a business and supports a family with these incredible rods. He genuinely knows how long I've fished Kistler and I've told him every time I order how much I love the rods. So please don't think he's in the business of giving away free stuff or try to write him an email looking for a hand-out. He is the nicest person you could ever talk to but he's no fool. He sincerely wanted to THANK ME (I still can't fathom that) for my loyalty...when the loyalty was easy and I really wanted to THANK HIM for the tools he's made that have given me a "leg-up" on the competition...Rods that have truly been a PLEASURE to fish with...So please just know this is the type of man and company you'll be buying into with Kistler rods. They are unlike ANY OTHER...BELIEVE IN KISTLER RODS...Give them a try and it'll change your fishing. And to top it off you'll be dealing with the best customer service and customer-appreciation in the entire Fishing Industry WITHOUT A DOUBT. And you'll get the best fishing tool you can put your hands on. Bottom line is this: Kistler won't let you down, they just won't. It's not the type of company they are, It's not the type of person Trey is. THANK YOU KISTLER CUSTOM FISHING RODS, Thank you TREY KISTLER, Thank you Cindy, Thank you to the entire team who has a hand in this amazing company and operation. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Tanner P., Massachusetts
Products Purchased / Services Used: All kistlers since 2005-2006...Mags, Heliums, LTA n LTX, Argons, Graphite Plus, Zbones, Kistler KLX!
Kistler Rod's are absolutely the most sensitive, strongest rods I have fished. After picking up my first Mag All-Purpose rod to my recent purchase of a KLX X-Heavy Stump Grinder, I was hooked day one. As a Marine Corps Combat Officer, I spent a lot of time deployed and as I was laying in the VA Hospital, I told my wife I wanted the best of the best of equipment. Knowing that a possible wheelchair is in my future, I searched for the "Best." I found it in Kistler Rods. I fished Castaway Rods from Billy Kistler early in 1991. "After I found
Billy and son Trey had created a line of rods and my experience
directly with Billy, I knew when I got one in my hands, I wouldn't
want to put it down.  Now, I own somewhere in the vicinity of 25 rods.
All are the greatest!  Kistler, please continue making those great
rods and know that I am a customer for life.  100 percent Kistler for
me!  Thanks for the quality rods that give me the advantage I need."
Major Billy Brooks, USMC Retired, USMC Combat Officer/Retired, Southaven, Mississippi
Well I decided to fish a local tourney trail this year called Kbbc and my Kistlers havent let me down my team is currently in 3rd place in points. From using my Z bones to Mag cranking rod i still am amazed how senstive they are when bite is tough. Thanks again to Trey, Lance and Cindy they are best and always God Bless tight lines
John Miller
Just recieved my 7' klx casting rod. Use it mainly for swim baits, no question, the finest built, most sensitive, lightest rod ever for the money, just ordered another one, can't wait! Great job kistler, Im sold!
kevin
Another great outing with my new KLX rods, still can't get over how these rods feel and perform. I caught several bass using the KLX (KLXCRT70M) crankbait rod, never found the big ones but caught plenty of 2 pounders and placed in the top 12. AND, if you ever had any dought about the strength and back bone of these rods, well with what I caught Saturday and this rod didn't snap, then all dought's should be put to rest. I actually caught a 3' to 4' bull shark, yes a shark in the Tensaw river. I fought this shark for about 5 minutes before he finally spit my lure. I had that rod looking like a bow and arrow a couple of times but it never gave way on me. Now the only issue I have is, which KLX to buy next. Good Fishing and stay safe out there.
Ray Long
Products Purchased / Services Used: KLX
I have been using Carbon Steel rods for about 4 months now with great success. You cannot possible buy a better rod for $100. I had switched to mainly KLX rods about a month ago and it is simply the only rod I will every need. I am a very picky person when it comes to any type of gear, my duck decoys are top of the line. But the Kistler KLX rods are the top of the line and there is no substitute. I can feel the lightest bite and even feel bites on slack line. If your searching for a rod look no further. If you need any more proof go check out my YouTube channel.
Casey Minshew, Rippin' Toads Productions, East Texas
Products Purchased / Services Used: KLX and Carbon Steel series
I received my first custom Z Bone this weekend. I've never purchased a rod at this price point, and doing so without ever handling one in the flesh had me a bit nervous. My expectations were understandably very high. I was simply blown away. If fear of the 'unknown' is preventing you from taking the leap of faith and buying a Kistler, rest assured that what you receive will be beyond your expectations. I am selling every bit of gear I can spare to purchase another Z bone.
Ian Olson
My kistlerrods rods are the best I was able to win 3 tournaments so far this year. I love kistlerrods so much. If it wasn't for zbone it wouldn't be possible to get those 4 and 5 pounds in the boat by boat flipping them. I love my kistlerrods rods
Cameron Mattison