Kistler Helium 3 Casting Rods - $249.99 to $289.99
Ten years ago Kistler Rods took the industry by storm with an entirely new concept in top level fishing rods - the Helium LTA "Lighter Than Air" rod series. The newest installment - the Helium 3 Casting Rods - borrow from the lessons learned from the previous Helium series, as well as, from the custom Z Bone series and the best selling KLX series.
The lightest, strongest and most sensitive stock fishing rods in their class, the Helium 3 Casting Rods are entirely MADE in the USA. In addition to their stunning good looks, they also features proprietary Hybrid High-Intermediate Modulus North Fork Composite graphite blanks. Equipped with faster actions and still “lighter than air,” the blanks were designed with the help of Gary Loomis, himself, and also include his Raw Carbon Design with glass scrim and proven resin system.
Premium Fuji components, including Fuji Alconite Macro-sized Guides (larger than micro, smaller than conventional guides) and Fuji Graphite Exposed blank reel seats, also ensure long last durability and top-notch performance. Totally redesigned from the blank up, the Kistler Helium 3 Casting Rods continue the Helium tradition of lightweight perfection.
-North Fork Composite’s Proprietary Hybrid High-Intermediate Modulus Graphite Blanks
-Patented ‘Hook Lock’ Stainless Steel Bait Keeper
-Trey Kistler's Trademark Smart Grip II EVA Fore Grip
-Fuji Graphite Exposed Reel Seat
-Fuji MACRO-sized (larger than micro, smaller than conventional guides) 316 Stainless Steel "K" Tangle-Free, Alconite rings
-Cork Handles with EVA Butt Cap
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Comments: I really like the 7ft Hvy Fast. I use this rod for just about all of my soft plastics. Mainly anything at or above 1/4 oz weight. I like the fast hookset and the power to move fish out of or away from the grass or brush. Lots of time the stout action is helpful just moving fish up from deeper water. I don't agree with the softer actions on a slow moving or stationary plastic. This rod is stout and fast.
From: CJ: Gretna, LA 2/23/15
Comments: I recently ordered the Helium 3, 7' medium extra fast rod. To me, this is THE perfect jerkbait rod. I might go with the shorter one in tight spaces, but this covers most jerkbait use. The rod is incredibly light and is not too much work on the wrist/arm. The extra fast action makes every rip of the rod go straight to the bait without being too flimsy, and the medium power allows just a little more give/bend than a heavier rod, keeping bass caught on those treble hooks most of the time.
From: Zach: Stroudsburg, PA 1/22/15
Comments: I recently received the Kistler Helium 3 7' medium power extra fast action rod. I was immediately impressed with the weight of the rod. The action is softer than what an extra fast rod should be but it perfect for what I intend to use it for. I bought this rod for finesse bass fishing techniques. Paired with a revo mgx, air bfs bearings and a shallow spool. This is absolutely perfect for shaky head, dropshotting, wacky rigging, finesse jigs and light t-rigs. The tip transfers into a stout backbone for solid hooksets. With an 1/8th ounce weight the rod loads great and gives the reel the added momentum to cast light baits.
From: Eric: Houston, TX 4/10/14
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