What is the difference between the Series 1 and Series 2 Reels?
Both have the same bones and guts however the Series 1 has four bells and whistles that the Series 2 does not have. The Series 1 is lighter weight, it has carbon fiber drag washers that boast a whopping 19 pound drag, the line memory reminder dial, and the carbon fiber handle.
What is the difference between size 100 and size 200 reels?
The Size 200 fits into most hands very comfortably and holds more line capacity. The Size 100 is best for smaller hands, flipping and pitching all day because it is lighter weight.
What is the warranty on Kistler Reels?
One Year manufacturer warranty - Free replacement or parts.
How do Kistler reels perform after fishing in saltwater for a season?
We do not recommend using in saltwater unless you plan to clean your reels thoroughly immediately after each use if you want your reel to perform at its best season after season.
Where do I send my Kistler Reel in for repair?
Any authorized reel repair center. Simply ask us and we will let you know when the time comes.
How do Kistler reels compare to other reel brands?
Some might compare them to a hybrid that would combine qualities from Shimano and Lews. Well built for longevity and durability with silky smooth retrieves and casts.
What is the name of the Korean factory that makes Kistler Reels?
The Kistler Reels are handmade inside a factory that currently builds their own reel brand for Korean angler market. It’s not who makes Lews, Abu Garcia, Dockett, Shimano, Okuma, Quantum, Daiawa, BPS, H2O etc.
Which reel size is the best all-purpose reel?
The Size 200 is the best size reel for most all angler applications either in the Series 1 or Series 2. 80% of anglers retrieve with their right hand.
Will Kistler have reel parts available for years to come?
Yes, we will be stocking many popular replacement parts for your or our repair shops to order from.