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2018 KLX Texas/Carolina Rig Worm Jig 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
- 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: Mod-Fast
- Length: 7'3"
- Power: Heavy
- Lure weight: 1/4 - 1 oz.
- Line weight: 14 - 20 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."
- Overall rod weight 4.3 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. Perfect jig rod Review by John

    I purchased this rod to throw jigs and heavier texas rigs on. The backbone is STOUT. There's no fish you can't winch out of the grass or structure with this rod. This rod is not heavy in weight like other company's rods are, but has an amazing backbone. the rod is extremely sensitive and you can detect every bite. (Posted on 2/6/18)

  2. Multi purpose Review by Donald

    Bought this rod to have for many different applications and it works well for all that I thought it should!! From pitching,footballjigs,buffleheads, Carolina rigs is does a outstanding job with all with its great action and perfect length at 7'3!! (Posted on 5/9/17)

  3. Perfect Jig Rod Review by Justin

    I was looking for a jig rod I could pitch with and skip at the same time. I like using heavier jigs like the 5/8 and 3/4oz. This rod gives me all the backbone for these lures while still having just enough tip to skip them under the cypress limbs. This rod stays on the deck. (Posted on 5/9/17)

  4. FLIP FLIP FLIP Review by Nickalas

    One of the best Flippin' Sticks you can have. Sensitive, Strong, Don't have to over work yourself with this Rod. Versatile Rod as well from a Finesse Jig up to a Big Boy Heavy Jig. Won't be disappointed with this Rod in your hands. (Posted on 5/9/17)

  5. Great all-around rod Review by PETE

    These KLX rods are awesome, so light and sensitive, well-made and durable, I'm crazy rough on my rods and I've never broke one, haven't even damaged any tips reeling down on hung lures. This is a great model to stock up on, plenty of power but not overly heavy, basically like a medium heavy rod with a little more beef down the butt section. Can use for almost anything! Excels at dragging, pitching, and frogging! (Posted on 11/28/16)

  6. Versatile indeed Review by Michael

    But I use this one almost exclusively as my worm rod. Our waters don't have the heavy cover that calls for a 5H or 6XH power worm rod. This 4H has plenty of power to horse 12" to 20" LMB out of the pondweed and other small to medium macrophytes found here in our Nebraska waters. I chose this model because it can cast lighter baits farther too. The tip allows it to load up nicely and send those lighter frogs and toads flying. It's a fun rod to fish frogs with! (Posted on 9/3/16)

  7. good rods Review by bill

    i have 2 of these rods. But for me they are to light for good hook setting on worms. They need a fast tip. (Posted on 1/14/15)

  8. Versatile Review by Mark H.

    From flippin an pitching to dragging a Carolina rig or football jig this rod can handle the job. It is also the rod I use it to throw a - rigs. Like I said "versatile"! (Posted on 1/8/15)

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