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2017 KLX Grass Punching-Stump Grinder X-Heavy 7' 3" Fishing Rod

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On the banks of the North Fork River, behind Gary's lodge is a new blank factory in Woodland, WA properly named North Fork Composites Inc., Trey Kistler and Gary Loomis (not G.Loomis) worked together again to find an answer to the need for high performance fishing rods at a value unheard of in the industry today. After pots of coffee and cokes, Trey and Gary worked together to design a rod blank that matches unparalleled sensitivity, lightness and strength. Out of Gary's North Fork Composites production comes a blank that has Kistler's signature 'raw carbon' look that provides the sensitivity you've come to equate with the Kistler name. And because it is made here in America you know it's going to be a dependable rod for years.

With the foundation of Gary's Next Generation IM Intermediate Modulus blank, adding top quality components and Kistler innovations make the KLX a rod that has to be experienced to be believed. And of course it is built right here in the good ol' USA by Kistler's certified rod technicians.

When you look at your new KLX rod you will immediately notice very little fanfare in the way of fancy colored wraps, or paid endorsements signed on the shaft. Instead, the American Flag, and the very best rod we could possibly build for the money.

Pride in building the very best for our customers. It's the foundation of the Kistler values. So you can say - ..'Fishing NEVER Felt SO Good!'


- Fuji blank exposed reel seat
- Fuji MICRO (larger than other brand micro rods) Stainless steel "K" tangle free, Alconite rings and Kigan Z guides
- Action: Moderate-Fast
- Length: 7'3"
- Power: Extra-Heavy
- Lure weight: 3/8 - 2 oz.
- Line weight: 20 - 65 lb.
- Handle length: 10 "
- "The handle length is measured from the bottom of the butt cap to the bottom joint where the reel seat meets the cork."
- Overall rod weight 4.7 ounces

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

- 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. A+++++++++ Review by Richard

    Used this rod to throw a weightless fluke over the Hay Grass on Sam Rayburn this past weekend. Most of the strikes would come just on the inside edge of the grass, but I was able to keep the fishes head up and get them over the grass without any problem. I used this rod almost all day from daylight till about 4 p.m., I couldn't even tell I had been using it. The rod is extremely light weight for a X-heavy action rod... Kistler did it again, couldn't ask for better performance.... (Posted on 2/23/17)

  2. Plenty of backbone Review by Tony

    This rod seems to be a good jig rod . The length is perfect for me . It has backbone to spare and still has a good tip . It works perfect for me to pitch jigs around docks and stumps . I imagine it will get some duty as a frog rod as well . Kistler's customer service is top notch also . (Posted on 1/30/17)

  3. I cant function without this rod Review by steven

    I have had this rod for over a year now. I bought it for light flipping and pitching. I didn't really know how it would turn out, I have always been a strong advocate for at least a 7'6 rod for flipping and pitching. I now use this rod more than any of my other flipping rods. I like to use it for sparse vegetation with a 3/8 weight and a big straight shank flipping hook. plenty of power to drive the hook home, which I was surprised about. plenty of sensitivity and absolutely durable. I have caught hundreds of fish on this rod and if it was weak, I would have broken it. not a huge fan of the price, I wish it was a little more economical but I have bought more expensive rods that were not as good as this one. in my mind, this is what you should get out of a $200 rod. as time goes on, I realize that I have more and more kistlers. I think I have 6 now. maybe I should stop buying the other crap and just buy kistlers. (Posted on 5/24/16)

  4. Fantastic heavy cover rod Review by Danny

    As others have said...this one is always in the locker...no, that's not true. I always have this rod on the deck! Super versatile heavy cover rod. Frogging, punching, flipping...I've even used it for carolina rigging and swim baits.

    Sensitivity is excellent...it's just that right blend of "I can tell what the bottom consists of" and holy crap...I'm swinging on everything! (Posted on 4/22/16)

  5. An extension of my arm. Review by Steven

    I never leave home without this stick. It is the most balanced and sensitive rod I have ever fished and the taper on it allows it to be the most versatile jig and texas rig rods I own. The sweet spot for me on this rod is jigs 1/2oz or less. The best investment I have ever made on a rod. (Posted on 4/2/16)

  6. FLIPPING STICK! Review by Brandon R

    If you are looking for one of the best flipping sticks out there, don't look any further! I love to flip laydowns with this rod! You can winch the bass straight from the thick of it all... (Posted on 1/28/16)

  7. Great Pitchin Rod Review by robert

    This rod is excellent for pitching into tight areas and pulling big fish out, the shorter length makes it ideal for any situation the big fish are holding in. This rod can handle 2oz weights with precision and ease. (Posted on 1/3/15)

  8. Home run Review by Okhissa2

    If you are looking for a all around Great Heavy action rod Look No further the KLX Grass Punching-Stump Grinder X-Heavy 7' 3" will do it all and then some.. I brought thi rod just to have a extra Heavy action rod for Jigs but soon found out this rod will handle anything from those A Rigs to flipping a jig,, Another Kistler home run. (Posted on 12/16/14)

  9. versatile heavy duty rod Review by charles

    this is the very first rod i bought from kistler. i recieved the rod in great condition, no problems. like my other kistler rods i have purchased since buying this one, it is lightweight, comfortable and sharp looking. i use it for grass mat punching, and frogging. made here in the u.s...cant go wrong with this rod... (Posted on 8/18/14)

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