The Kistler Carbon Steel Micro Casting Rods are virtually indestructible. Featuring Kistler’s proprietary 38-million modulus carbon graphite fibers, the series delivers steel-like strength and power unlike any other rod on the market today. Now equipped with premium American Tackle Micro Guides as well, they are lighter and more sensitive than ever before.

The American Tackle Micro Guides with Nano-lite inserts and rock-hard 304 steel frames offer some key advantages over conventional guides. A full 1/4-ounce lighter for starters, the reduced mass of the Micro Guides translates into increased vibration transfer and sensitivity. Their smaller size and the fact that they sit much closer to the blank also ensures less line tangling and fewer backlashes - eliminating the "line slap" produced by conventional guides. These same properties also allow fishing line to fly through the guides for longer casts, while neutralizing the issue of guide frame torque, as well as, broken or cracked guides/inserts.

A no fore-grip design further reduces weight and facilitates maximum sensitivity transfer, and a Fuji, blank-exposed reel seat in conjunction with a high-grade cork, split grip handle system provides all-day comfort and superior balance. Delivering cutting-edge performance, the Kistler Carbon Steel Micro Casting Rods are lightweight, super strong bass fishing tools.

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Rod handle lengths are measured from the butt of the rod to the top of the foregrip. [ View Diagram ]

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Customer Reviews

Comments: I love my Kistler Carbon Steel 6'10 MH.  I was skeptical at first because there were not many reviews on this when I purchased but I am so glad I did.  I use primarily Powell  and Abu Garcia Veritas Rods but a friend of mine turned me onto Kistler Rods.   I still like the feel and sensitivity of my Powell Max rods best, however, I cannot seem to put this rod down!  It handles big, Lake Erie smallmouth and largemouth bass well.  Mark-  To answer your question: These are true, quality Micro Guides. 

From: Jimmy: Morrisdale, PA

Comments: This is my first rod with micro guides. I like 'em. For -$100 this is a very light well-made rod and with a Bantam Curado on it it's balanced perfectly.

From: Gary: Raleigh, NC

Comments: This rod is not what I expected from Kistler. The Mh 6'10 all purp rod fishes more like a ML. Its not real sensitive and does not have alot of back bone. I broke mine about 2ft down on a half way hook set. I hope better things come in the future.

From: Mike: Norman Park, GA

Comments:  I have fished many brands of rods in my 60+ years and this is by far the best of the best.  I bought the medium action rod and I can cast my 1/8 oz spinnerbaits a "country mile".  I matched this rod with a new Lews reel and the combination is the best I have ever had.

From: MrBing: Carey, ID

Comments: Used mine twice and it snapped about a foot and a half from the end under normal conditions. Its certainly not a good rod. I tournament fish and have not ever had a  $100 rod to do that. I hope they come through with the warranty

Comments: Light, feels good in the hand, seems to be real sensitive. Paired it with a Lews speed spool. The guides are true micro guides. Cant wait to see how it handles a fish.

From: Mike: Norman Park, GA

Comments: Own 3 of these rods and they're awesome other rods do not compare!

From: Nathan: TN

Comments: Andrew - Do these rods have what you would consider true micro guides, or are they in between micro and standard? Thanks

From: Mark: Spokane, WA

Comments: Just picked one up, I have to say, that they are one of the most light rods that have the most backbone. picked one up for jigging. The grips are amazingly comfortable and feel great in the hand.

From: Andrew: Greenfield, WI

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