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2017 Helium 3 Medium-Heavy 7' 1" X-Fast Fishing Rod

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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% 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: 7'1"
- Power: Med-Heavy
- Lure weight: 1/4 - 1 oz.
- Line weight: 12 - 17 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."

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. plastic king Review by Brian
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    This rod handles most of the plastics I throw. Very versatile rod. Senkos, worms, lizards and even swimbaits and underspins. Solid tool. (Posted on 2/1/17)

  2. great x fast taper and power Review by Barney
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    Great rod for pitching jigs with fluorocarbon lines has great balance to weight ration . Really great feel both ergonomically and in sensitivity. Backbone kicks in very quickly for instant hook sets when you need it most Defitnely recommend (Posted on 11/16/16)

  3. Best Jig Skipping Rod Review by Jeff
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    After reserching rods for what seemed like months I settled on this particular rod for skipping jigs. After speaking to Trey himself about another rod that I originally wanted for Skipping jigs, He recommended this rod. Thanks a million for the advise. I truly love the action of the rod and has the perfect tip for skipping jigs and the backbone to drag them away from the docks. (Posted on 11/4/16)

  4. Good as Gold Review by B. Rich
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    Got this rod in today and you couldn't ask for more in a go to TxRig rod. Light, sensitive, balanced, but with a backbone that will hold its own. At the price point and the quality you get, every dime is well spent. I'll definitely be adding another to my line up in the near future. (Posted on 10/25/16)

  5. Superior Rod for the Money Review by Dave
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    The Helium3 is one rod I have been looking for since Gary Loomis sold G Loomis to Shimano, I was so excited in my research to find out that Trey Kistler uses rod blanks made by Gary Loomis and that the rods are made hear in the USA.
    The feel and the performance of this rod are bar none head and shoulders above the competitors rods, I use this rod primarily for fishing football jigs here in California, it's light weight and sensitivity make for excellent rod when having to fish jigs thirty feet or deeper. (Posted on 8/15/16)

  6. This rod sets the standard for excellance Review by Mike
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    I have matched this rod with a very lite reel and you can use this rod all day long and not get that sore elbow the next day, For those of us with carpal tunnel this is a huge deal.. (Posted on 8/10/16)

  7. Excellent worm/senko rod Review by Matt
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    This rod is exceptionally light and works well throwing weightless senkos or texas rigged worms. Great for casting or pitching light baits. Can't go wrong with this all-around soft plastics rod. (Posted on 8/2/16)

  8. Lightest and toughest rod out there!!! Review by Brandon
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    This is by far my favorite rod ever!!! I throw any kind of plastic on it and have no trouble getting them to the boat. This is the lightest rod I have ever had in my hands! This rod allows for great feel and has great power to get them in the boat! You will land more fish with this rod!!! Best rod on the market! (Posted on 7/26/16)

  9. Lightest and toughest rod out there!!! Review by Brandon
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    This is by far my favorite rod ever!!! I throw any kind of plastic on it and have no trouble getting them to the boat. This is the lightest rod I have ever had in my hands! This rod allows for great feel and has great power to get them in the boat! You will land more fish with this rod!!! Best rod on the market! (Posted on 7/26/16)

  10. Awesome Rod Review by Adam
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    I ordered 2 of these rods to replace my GLoomis rods. The Helium rods are so much better than a Loomis. These rods are a great worm and jig Rod. Great customer service also. Thanks Kistler (Posted on 7/24/16)

  11. Awesome! Review by RayC
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    This rod right here is the perfect plastics rod! Lightweight, sensitive with the extra-fast tip that's perfect for pitching, but plenty of backbone for bone jarring hook-set! I highly recommend this rod! (Posted on 7/15/16)

  12. AWESOME Review by BassAssasin
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    This rod is simply amazing. If you are looking for a great rod to fish your soft plastics then look no more! This rod has the sensitivity that isn't comparable to any other rod and the back bone to horse those big ones in the boat! Not to mention the light weight of this rod (Posted on 6/7/16)

  13. Amazing! Review by Jeremy
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    Just got the Helium 7'1 Extra Fast and it is amazing! It is extremely light and just the right size for throwing jigs. Kistler has definitely impressed me with this rod! (Posted on 4/7/16)

  14. Lightweight Review by Mike Outdoors
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    Wanted to do a follow-up review now that I have had a chance to get more use out of this rod.

    Still super happy with the performance of this rod and it is so lightweight that you can fish all day without fatigue. The rod is a perfect match for my Smoke reel. Fit and finish are excellent and the rod just looks darn nice.

    You will not regret purchasing this rod. (Posted on 4/5/16)

  15. Awesome Review by Chad
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    When I first received this rod I thought it felt kind of top heavy. After putting it to use I soon realized it was my favorite rod. I use this specific rod to throw Texas rigged plastics while fishing deep ledges and points and its simply amazing! (Posted on 4/2/16)

  16. Best Rod I Have Review by Randy
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    This rod is fantastic. Super comfortable, extremely light weight, super sensitive and a joy to fish with. Customer service is great to. When I received my rod, I noticed that one of the guides was slightly bent. I called them, went through a few questions and they decided to send me a new rod and payed for the return shipping for the defective one. I will only use Kistler rods from now on. (Posted on 3/2/16)

  17. Lighter than air! Review by Johnathan
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    This Rod is the lightest Rod I've ever owned! Super sensitive and I can literally use it all day without any fatigue! I'll be buying more Heliums to for the baits I throw the most very soon! (Posted on 1/21/16)

  18. All Purpose Power Review by Gerard
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    Absolutely love this rod. I use it as a football jig rod and it never disappoints. Loads well with ample amounts of power. Super sensitive and balances well with light reels. (Posted on 1/13/16)

  19. Amazing! Review by Chad
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    been using this rod for awhile now and its deadly on some smallies using a senko. So sensitive and the handle is amazing. Get one!! (Posted on 12/30/15)

  20. Don't buy just one! Review by Twitch
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    I paired this up with a MGX. Unbelievable! It performs great with all baits. A true all-purpose rod. (Posted on 10/28/15)

  21. Extra fast H3 Review by Chris
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    This rod is stout yet still has a great tip. All Heliums are sensitive and light and this is no different. I love letting my buddies fish with this rod. They are amazed at how it fishes. Awesome for plastics and jigs...can feel every thing. (Posted on 10/27/15)

  22. Great Feel Review by Mike
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    I was truly amazed at how lightweight this rod actually is. Feels fantastic, super sensitive and you can throw this all day without fatigue. It is also a sharp looking rod! (Posted on 10/10/15)

  23. Unbelievable Review by Billy
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    I didn't think there could be a rod lighter and more sensitive than my Helium LTA's and LTX's. But Trey Kistler has done it. The Helium 3 I received last week is by far the lightest rod I've ever had in my hand. And the sensitivity is unbelievable. You can detect the lightest bites. I think you might even be able to feel a fish just swimming by your bait. You've done it again Trey. Kistler's are the best rods on the market. (Posted on 6/2/15)

  24. Helium3 Review by Jeff
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    The Helium3 series of rods is beyond belief!! Never had a rod that is as sensitive as this rod!! Took it out on the water and with all of the boat traffic and waves if was as if was just me and the fish!! Can't wait to get another!! (Posted on 4/7/15)

  25. Awesome rod Review by Wayne
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    I recently purchased this spinning rod. It is the most sensitive fishing rod I have ever used! I can feel bites that I've never felt before with other rods. I have hooked up with more bass since I started using Kestler rods. Can't wait to buy my next Kestler rod. Thanks for making such great rods!!! (Posted on 1/23/15)

  26. lighter then air Review by Todd
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    These rods are true to the lighter then air they claim to be .I asked myself how could they keep improving the helium series rods .I don't know how they do it but they get it done .What an impressive series of rods these this rock!!I have people ask me all the time if they can fish with my rods ,sometimes its hard for me to get them back ,people absulutly can't beleive how this rods feel .Thank you kistler for a great line of rods . (Posted on 12/17/14)

  27. Simply the Best! Review by MattAnderson
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    The Helium 3 rods are hands down the best rod on the market. I swear By FINS Braid and the macro guides allow me to use any leader material I wish and easily flow through the guides. Plus the they balance very nicely and the sensitivity and strength is other worldly. As a kayak angler I need a rod that is also extremely durable to handle the abuse I put it through and the H3 handles it like a champ. (Posted on 12/16/14)

  28. Greatness Review by David
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    One great all around Rod! Sensitive enough to feel the lightest tx rig or jig bite. Works great for moving baits like square bills and bladed jigs. Incredible Rod. (Posted on 12/16/14)

  29. Best worm rod i have used Review by Okhissa2
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    This Helium 3 Medium-Heavy 7' 1 has Fast became my favroite worm rod, the balance and sensititviy on this rod is unreal for those lite stikes on a worm. I plan on picking up another one as soon as i can, By far the Best worm rod i have very used. Thanks Kister (Posted on 12/16/14)

  30. my go to rod Review by Bobby
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    If I only had one rod to fish multiple baits on this would be my choice. (Posted on 12/16/14)

  31. All around topwater rod Review by adam
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    If you love to throw topwater baits this is a must have rod. This rod can throw all the topwater baits up to 3/4 oz. Must own rod for any topwater fisherman. (Posted on 12/16/14)

  32. Best on the Market Review by Brandon
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    I bought this rod for my B-Day in April and put it through the works fishing bedding and pre spawn fish with 6" senkos, and if the fish are looking at it, you can feel it. Best sensitivity on the market and great attention to detail. I've been a Kistler fan since they started and happy to see the Helium line getting better with age. (Posted on 7/23/14)


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