First Look: Kistler KLX Feel N Reel Series Casting Rod By Walker Smith December 13,2016

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First Look: Kistler KLX Feel N Reel Series Casting Rod

Walker Smith

December 13,2016

With a blank weighing less than 3 ounces, this new bass fishing rod maintains the light weight of graphite and prodives the softer power of fiberglass.

I’ll be totally straightforward: I’ve had my eye on this rod ever since I heard about it at ICAST 2016. I’m a big-time crankbait fisherman—I prefer to crank over any other technique. I’ve done extensive research, field testing and product development throughout my career on every modern-day cranking component including lure shapes, lip angles, hooks, reels, line and especially rods.

After several months testing this rod in a myriad of different situations, I can comfortably say that it’s one of the best crankbait fishing rods I’ve ever used.

Here are my full thoughts on it.

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