Buying rods online

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Buying rods online

Postby Hookset5 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:01 pm

Hey all, I learned my lesson. A couple rods I have I bought because they were a good price. Only to find out they are most uncomfortable and the wrong power/speed. It took awhile for me to learn that a Medium Heavy from one manufacturer can be a Heavy from another. Fast or extra fast tips are also manufacturer specific. With that said, how in the world do you buy a good rod if your local stores don't stock them? I see many Okuma's and Shimano's lower/medium end quality but if I wanted to feel a Kistler for example, where do I go?

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Re: Buying rods online

Postby medfish » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:29 pm

I know it doesn’t help you out right now. But the ISE show in January is very good for just that. Many rod manufacturers are there. New product lines also.

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Re: Buying rods online

Postby JoeLanghans » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:33 pm

Why not return the rods or order the same rod manufacture you prefer using? I also recommend shopping at Tackle Warehouse or a local bass fishing store. Shopping at Bass Pro, Cabelas, Dicks, or even Fishermans Warehouse is a gamble and not specific to the sport, I wouldn't recommend the stores. Dobyns and Powell rods are the safest rods for anglers new to bass fishing.

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Re: Buying rods online

Postby MartinDeHaven » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:35 pm

If you are looking at getting your hands on a Kistler Rod, you will probably have to get in contact with a Kistler Team Member like myself. Most Tackle Shops do Not carry Kistler.
If you are truly interested in a Kistler Rod, message me on here or email me at and I can lead you in the right direction.
Thanks, Martin

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