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2017 Helium 3 Medium-Heavy 7' 4" X-Fast Fishing Rod

SKU: He3MH74XF 
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$269.95

Kistler rods Celebrates the 10th Year Anniversary of their Helium series with the brand new HELIUM3

10 years ago Kistler Rods took the industry by storm with an entirely new concept in top level fishing rods when they introduced their Helium LTA "Lighter Than Air" rod series. This newest installment of the Kistler surge onto the market will appeal to those looking for the absolute lightest, strongest and most sensitive stock fishing rod available in its class. Borrowing from the lessons learned in designing their custom 'Z Bone' series and their fastest selling KLX series, the designers at Kistler will once again rock the fishing industry with the Helium3. Entirely MADE in the USA and with stunning good looks, this new Helium3 will undoubtedly be the go to rod for the fisherman looking for the ultimate in performance. The Helium3 is totally redesigned from the blank up. However, in keeping with the Helium tradition the new Helium3 will still be the best looking and lightest rod in the rod box with innovative features like:

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS:

-Gary Loomis's North Fork Composite Next Generation 98% T 800 Carbon Fiber High Strain Modulus, Faster Actions and stiffer backbones, raw carbon exterior and Gary's proven high compression resin system

- Patented Hook Lock bait keeper, stainless steel. Locks in your lure while in transit.
- Trey's trademark Smart Grip II eva fore grip for added comfort and reel tightening ease
- Fuji Graphite reel seat
- Kigan Zero tangle stainless steel guides, with MACRO sized Coalite inserts with zero ring loss (pop-outs) 
- Kigan Tip top design with seamless weld to reduce line wraps and zero ring loss (pop-outs)
- Action: X-Fast
- Length: 7'4"
- Power: Med-Heavy
- Lure weight: 1/4 - 1 oz.
- Line weight: 12 - 17 lb.
- Handle length: 10.5"
- "The handle length is measured from the bottom of the butt cap to the bottom joint where the reel seat meets the cork."

EVERY Kistler Rod is "Quality Certified" by our process of thoroughly testing and hand inspecting from our expert team in Magnolia, Texas, USA.

QUALITY CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST
- Casting Action/Flex Test
- Power, Torque and Backbone Test
- Reel Seat Function and Stability Test
- Stay-Put Guide and Clear Coat Check
- Accu-Align Guide and Reel Seat Check
- Precision Crafted/Blemish Free Check
- Trey Kistler's Fish Ready Seal of Approval

ROD PROTECTORS are available for sale to protect your rod, guides and line.

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  1. Awesome! Review by John
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    love all my Helium Rods have several Helium II rods and got new Helium 3 love them all. Top quality rods you can find very sensitive and reliable rods never own. (Posted on 2/21/17)

  2. Best Jig rod ever! Review by SHANE
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    I use this rod to throw jigs from 3/8 to 1oz. The sensitivity is incredible. The rod weighs next to nothing, which allows you to fish all day without fatigue..... best contact lure fishing rod out there! (Posted on 1/2/17)

  3. Sensitivity and Leverage Review by Thomas
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    Im getting older and finding the benefits of longer, faster rods. I have always caught fish with my shorter rods but started missing
    some lately, especially on deeper plastics. It didn't take long for the He3MH74XF to change my mind. Not only could I FEEL the bite better but when I lifted that 7'4" rod the hook was SET GOOD! Great rod again from the folks at Kistler!!! (Posted on 1/2/17)

  4. Awesome jig rod Review by Bret
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    I use this rod for everything from flipping a 5/16 finesse jig to dragging a 3/4 football jig. This rod is the perfect power and action for multiple presentations. One of my favorite rods for sure. (Posted on 12/15/16)

  5. Off the charts sensitivity and versatile! Review by PETE
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    This rod is insanely light and sensitive, you can feel the fish breath on it before they eat it lol! Awesome for dragging jigs, c-rigs, t-rigs, had a lot of luck using for light pitching too. Can handle moving baits as well, pretty much whatever they're biting tie it on this rod and you're good to go (Posted on 11/28/16)

  6. So versatile Review by Mark
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    This rod is so versatile. I find it wonderful for pitching open water targets, wobble head jigs, C-rig, spinnerbaits, rattle traps, magnum squarebills. But my favorite thing is to toss 4-6" paddletails or swim jigs with this thing. Can cas them a mile feel every thump and plenty of power to drive in the hooks. Amazing rod, out of this world sensitivity and in my opinion the helium 3 rods are the best value in all of the rod market. (Posted on 10/31/16)

  7. VERY Impressive Rod Review by Heather
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    Rod is light and balanced perfectly. X fast action with a nice soft tip and plenty of back bone when you drop the hammer. Excellent components i.e. cork, macro guides, fuji reel seat... oh and made in the USA. Great rod! (Posted on 7/26/16)

  8. Cant say enough! Review by Thomas
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    As I have several trips on this rod now...it has won a spot on the deck every time. It can do many things, but it is the lightest MHvyXFast I've ever fished. My fav for 3/8-3/4 T rigs, jigs or Blade baits. You just cannot go wrong with this super sensitive stick...I have seldom had two duplicate rods on deck but this may be the first. Once you set the hook...they are yours! (Posted on 7/8/16)

  9. Great jig rod! Review by Thomas
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    I bought this rod last Feb and finally had a chance to fish it . The fast tip and medium heavy action add great sensitivity to this rod. It also has plenty of backbone to get them out of the heavy stuff too. Matched up with the a Lew's Tournament Pro reel it balances out perfectly. Tossing 1/2 oz jig/craw combos was a dream. Didn't catch many fish but I know I will when the summer pattern kicks in I will...another "keeper" from Kistler! (Posted on 6/1/16)

  10. Perfect Carolina Rig Rod Review by Brad
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    Rocks, grass, deep points, ledges or flats this is the perfect rod for Carolina rigging your favorite spots. Well balanced and handles 3/8-3/4 ounce rigs with ease. The x fast tip makes hook sets a breeze. Sensitivity for feeling those subtle bites is phenomenal!! The only rod I throw my carolina rigs on. If you haven't ordered rods from Kistler their packaging speaks volumes to the care the take in building and getting the rods to you in perfect condition. My rods came I and 8ft pvc tube with hard end caps. Rods were meticulously wrapped and packaged. This won't be my last order from Kistler!! (Posted on 5/1/16)

  11. Great contact bait rod! Review by Thomas
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    I fish a LOT of jigs and contact baits. I would consider the He3MH74XF one of the most versatile open water jig/plastics rod I have ever owned. Its great for Football jigs, Grass jigs, and Texas rigs, under 1 oz...even heavy spinner baits for those deep fall bass. Super sensitivity and plenty backbone to bring em out of the cover!!! I team this rod up with a Lew's Tournament Pro G Speed Spool, 6.8:1 and 14# fluoro and I'm good to go out and catch em!!!... (Posted on 2/4/16)

  12. Awesome Review by Mike
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    I have 5 Helium 3's and they are the best rod you can buy in this price point. Have not tried the Z Bones but don't know how you could improve much on this design. They are super sensitive and have never damaged any of them. Really like the carbon look and subtle guide wraps. A really sharp looking rod that performs. (Posted on 12/19/15)

  13. multi purpose rod. Review by Bryan
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    This rod has been a great addition to my arsenal. It has performed flawlessly for multiple techniques. Any time you need to make long casts all day and have enough backbone to get a good hook set this is the rod you need. I like to use it for 5inch swimbaits. It is so sensitive and light that I can feel when the swimbait barely touches the top of the grass. If you are a fan of the swivel jig head technique you will love this rod. Can cast a mile and sturdy enough to pop the bait over rocks but light and balanced so you can throw it all day. (Posted on 11/24/15)

  14. go to Review by Richard
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    Every bass angler has one set up that gets more use than any of their others, and this one is mine! This is a great all around rod for a jig, texas rig, carolina rig, swimbait and many other applications. You can put this rod in your hand and go to work all day and feel great doing it! (Posted on 11/22/15)

  15. Love my He3MH74XF Review by Compa
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    I want to provide some feedback on my new favorite Med Heavy rod. The He3MH74XF is the rod you need if you want to fish heavier chatterbaits. I am talking about 3/4oz to 1oz chatterbaits. I have been searching for a rod light enough, long enough, but still have that great balance and control. I been using this rod all year fishing deep grass beds with a heavy chatterbait and let me tell you it’s been the ticket. If you are a chatterbait fisherman you know the struggles of trying to find the perfect rod for this unique technique. Standard Med Heavy rods are usually 7 foot, but since this rod is 7’4” I believe that little extra length is key to fishing these baits deep. Also, it has also become my new favorite Buzz Frog rod. You’ll be able to cast your buzz frog a few extra yards with this rod and the back bone perfect when setting the hook. If you are in the market for a med hvy rod, for chatter baits, Baby E swimbaits, or Buzz Frogs, this is your baby. (Posted on 10/30/15)

  16. Like fishing ledges? Review by Twitch
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    I have a couple of these heliums now. It's a must for offshore guys. Great for football head jigs, hair jigs, big worms and small swim baits. Perfect for long casts and solid hook sets. (Posted on 10/28/15)

  17. He3 extra fast Review by Chris
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    These Helium 3 rods are the reel deal. excellent components and an awesome blank. I have 5 He 3's and love how they feel and fish. The actions and power of these are spot on. The only rod I know of that is more sensitive is the Z Bone. This rod is a must have in your locker. Plus all are made right here in America.. u cant beat that! (Posted on 10/27/15)

  18. Excellent Casting Jig & Biffle rig rod Review by Brian
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    I have 4 of these rods setup for casting jigs, football head & Biffle rigs. Perfect action for each. The sensitivity for following the bottom is great and rod has plenty of backbone to get a solid hookset in deeper water. (Posted on 10/23/15)

  19. Grass Jigs to C-Rigs Review by Dave
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    I own over 10 of these Helium rods, but I have to say this rod may be the most versatile of them all. I have two of this particular rod and I use them from flipping 3/4-1oz Jigs, to throwing C-Rigs for big bass. I have also thrown hollow belly swimbaits on it as well. Definitely a must have in your arsenal. (Posted on 4/2/15)

  20. Perfect Review by Jason Reinke
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    I have been using this rod for Carolina Rigs and Football jigs for the past 6-8 months with great success. The rod has enough tip to allow you to cast very well and it loads perfect on a big sweeping hook set. Next to a 7'3" Z-Bone I have for the same applications this rod is a very close 2nd and a great alternative for the price. (Posted on 1/9/15)

  21. Incredibly Versatile Rod Review by Dallas
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    I have constantly been amazed how Kistler can continue to improve and innovate their rods year in and year out. I was a huge fan of the Helium LTA series and have been blown away by the Helium 3 series. I bought this rod last summer for fishing big worms and football jigs and it has performed absolutely flawless. Great hook set and perfect taper for those long casts. Just as impressed with its versatility in throwing spinnerbaits/swim jigs/chatterbaits/square bills. Incredibly versatile rod. (Posted on 1/9/15)

  22. new H3 Review by david romuar
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    I just got 3 new H3s . . . all I can say is WOW! I have been in love with my Helium LTAs for a long time. The comp crank and 7'3 MH are mainstays in my locker. The new H3sare lighter, stronger, more sensitive and have a look more in line with the newer Kistlers like the KLXs and the new Mags. If you fish for a living or weekend bragging rights (the checks are nice too!) you NEED to pick these rods up, if not, you can write your entry fees over to me every month and I will gladly take them. LOL (Posted on 1/9/15)

  23. Favorite rod on the deck!! Review by Matt
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    I have five of these rods! I would consider it the most versatile open water rod I have ever owned. I use them for Football jigs, light Grass jigs, Texas rigs, big spinnerbaits, Crankbaits and Night fishing. Have great sensitivity and plenty backbone to bring em to the surface!! (Posted on 12/19/14)

  24. awesome Review by Richard
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    I love this rod for football jig and Carolina rig applications. It has a stout back bone with the perfect amount of tip to get great hooksets on the longest cast. (Posted on 12/16/14)

  25. Love the longer rods..... Review by Mike
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    This rod is my go to rod for Carolina rigging! With its longer length I can pickup the slack quicker than I could with my previous rod that was only 6'6. Love the way you guys have different lengths available (Posted on 12/16/14)

  26. Great Jig Rod Review by Mark
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    I am so glad the Helium rod is back into the Kistler lineup. The Helium rods have always been a great rod for Kistler and its customers. This actual rod is a superb football jig rod and the sensitivity will definitely help step up your fishing game. (Posted on 12/16/14)

  27. best spinnerbait rod Review by Karl
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    Best spinnerbait rod ever!
    I have two he3 7'4" s and rig each with a different spinnerbait. The sensitivity is simply the best even fishing deeper than 15'. I can still maintain blade contact and can feel that blade stop with the bite at the deep! (Posted on 12/16/14)

  28. Love the Helium Rods Review by Greg
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    Many years ago my first Kistler Rod was the original Helium. That rod made me a believer. I still have and use a couple of the originals. I didn’t think they could ever be better, but as always innovation is a staple at Kistler Rods and the Helium 3 is the best yet! (Posted on 12/16/14)

  29. Texas rigs and jigs it does it all Review by josh
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    Bought this rod last year and haven't put it down all season long. With the fast tip and medium heavy action you can make this rod work a bait that will put fish in the boat. It also has plenty of backbone to get them out of the heavy stuff too. Matched up with the right reel this thing balances out perfectly. One of my top 5 favorite rods of all time. (Posted on 12/16/14)

  30. Simply Amazing Review by Bryan
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    I purchased this rod for fishing Texas rigged plastics. I have been searching for better bottom contact rods. This is it. Hands down. I can feel EVERYTHING I come in contact with regardless of the bait or weight fished. It is simply amazing. (Posted on 9/29/14)

  31. Awesome Rod Review by Ross
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    I always wanted Kistler to make a Helium in the 7'3-7'6 MH rod. They came out with this 7'4 MH and set the bar with this rod. The most versatile rod I own now…. from pitching a jig to dragging a football jig on ledges, it has become my favorite rod that Kistler makes. I would recommend this rod to everyone and will be buying more of them in the future. (Posted on 9/24/14)

  32. Great Rod Review by adam
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    I fell in love with this rod for light jigs/chatterbaits/swim jigs. Very versatile rod, I would recommend this rod to anyone. (Posted on 9/19/14)


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