Experience matters: it is the foundation to a truly great product and business. For over twenty-seven years I have invested my blood, sweat and tears into developing elite fishing rods that exceed consumer expectations. My family and I have invested all that we have - our entire selves - into Kistler Rods' brand, name, products, and legacy. No other rod company founder, owner and president have over 27 years of hands-on experience like I do. Passion for helping anglers achieve their recreational and competitive fishing goals guides our every manufacturing and supply decisions.
I thoroughly test each and every rod blank before is crafted into a full-fledge fishing-catching tool! This means each fishing rod blank has undergone significant stress tests before a rod is produced. You can view me testing blanks on the Kistler History Video series found on our website - it’s an amazing process and 99% of the time, I weed out flaws in a blank’s construction, if any, before a customer is ever sold a rod. Once I finalize blank durability testing, I oversee every single detail of production - along with hiring and training each and every single Kistler Rods employee. Our exceptional rod builders’ individual and collective dedication to consistently produce the industry’s best fishing rods is a reflection of my high standards. That’s why I can put my own family name right on each rod to prove that I am proud of our product and to be able to extend a competitive fishing rod warranty; however, it’s unlikely you will ever need to use our warranty in relation to a manufacturer defect.
I want to earn your business, loyalty, and trust. Customer satisfaction is paramount to the business, not profit. From my family, our pro staff, our rod builders and our team members, we cannot thank you enough for your business. I truly appreciate you taking the time to visit our web site and all of our many social media accounts - all of which will give you an in-depth look at our unique fishing rods in action. If you’ve never tried a Kistler Rod before today, I invite you to change your fishing forever and see how The Kistler Experience will improve your fishing success. Kistler Rods welcomes you to our growing family of dedicated fishermen. Thank you, Trey Kistler