2019 kistler z bones in stock

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby DavidSA » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:21 am

Revofisher wrote:I just pulled the trigger on the 7’3” hvy moderate action today. I did a phone order and Trey picked the phone up and took my order which was cool. He did mention the 5 power rods do not use the micro guides.


did he say what the do use?

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby Revofisher » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:32 am

sadly i cant recall what he called them. Im wanting to say semi conventional? so not full size guides but the step below that in size im thinking. it should be here weds so ill know for sure then.

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby DavidSA » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:55 pm

thanks, my kistlers of old have something that I think bigger then true micro. I don't recall those either.

Though I have to say, I don't get bigger guides on longer rods. Seems like longer rods would benefit most from lighter guides. Short rods not so much.

give us a report and pictures!

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby i_am_R2 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:52 pm

I think these guides are called semi-macro if I remember correctly?

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby Cal » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:58 pm

From Trey Kistler:

"We do use bigger than Micro guides we call Macro with the #5 rings for 1-4 powers and #6 rings for the 5H power rods"
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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby mwh33 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:35 pm

I picked up a 7'3" heavy. Mine should be delivered on the 5th.

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby MardukFIN » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:40 pm

:-k If its 3,4oz with those long cork grips and #5 guides, what would it weight with smaller carbon grips and REAL titanium micro guides (size #3)..

https://northforkcomposites.com/product ... x-ray-lmx/

Line rating isnt just same, but near enough.

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby DavidSA » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:10 pm

mwh33 wrote:I picked up a 7'3" heavy. Mine should be delivered on the 5th.



should be a sweet rod. I look forward to getting a report on the action of the blank. Not having it listed as a xfast might be a help if fishing braided line

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby Hogsticker2 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:08 pm

MardukFIN wrote::-k If its 3,4oz with those long cork grips and #5 guides, what would it weight with smaller carbon grips and REAL titanium micro guides (size #3)..

https://northforkcomposites.com/product ... x-ray-lmx/

Line rating isnt just same, but near enough.

The difference in a size 5 stainless guide, and size 3 titanium guide isn't like earth shattering or anything. Size 3 running guides are simply too small for most practical anglers. I prefer size 5 or 5.5 for ease of operation and simplicity. Not to big or small imo. I don't understand why more rod manufacturers don't utilize Fuji Titanium framed alconites. Bang for buck in every direction. Plus if Kistler used titanium SIC or Torzites, they'd jack the price up even more. These rods are already rather pricey. I also thought Kistler used a mix of Fuji and Kigan in their guide layouts. Have they switched for the new Zs?

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby MardukFIN » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:12 pm

True. Just weighted 8x #3 titanium runners versus 8x #5 ss guides. There was 0,3g difference 8-)

Carbon grips vs cork makes more difference.

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby Revofisher » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:45 am

so i got a few hours in with the z bone 7'3" 5 power hvy moderate action today tossing around some baits on the bank to see what it was all about even caught two fish on the test run. So as i first held the rod it felt just a tad tip hvy but as soon as i mounted a reel on the rod it was great. I do not have scales so i cant get the weight, but the rod is pretty light for a 5 power. The action of the rod kind of reminds me of the megabass fmj 6 power just a little bit more moderate bend throughout the blank when loaded up. i threw a 5/8 oz swim jig, 3/8 oz football jig, and a 1oz tungsten weight with a missle d bomb for the bait. it handled all the baits really well that i threw. 3/8 is probably the lowest i would go with this model however. I put a daiwa sv 103xs with 55lb sunline flipping frogging braid on the rod. tomorrow im going to put a lighter reel on it with fluro to see what it looks like. The rod has great power and the mod action model is awesome with braid no doubt. Im curious about the sensitivity with flurocarbon because it was super sensitive with braid one of the most sensitive rods ive used. I still cant define is it trumps nrx sensitivity will need a lot more time on that matter. Over its a great rod thats pretty versatile and the sensitivity is there for sure.

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby Cristo » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:52 am

As usual these rods sound super tasty I wonder if I will ever come around actually picking up some models :lol:
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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby Revofisher » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:14 pm

I’m stuck in the boat with you Cristo I’ve always been a Loomis guy still am and the last two years has been many Megabass purchases and they have their stay in the quiver for sure. In all honesty it was hard for me to get the rod lol. I’m glad I got one it’s a great rod no doubt. If I was a serious tournament guy I would get more of these for sure but the enthusiasm will still keep the Megabass around

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby mwh33 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:19 pm

I am a big Megabass user myself. I wanted to try something different even though I love megabass. My Z bone just arrived today. I am going to take it out tomorrow. Hopefully I like it as much as my Megabass, but my wife and my wallet secretly hope I do not like them that much.

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Re: 2019 kistler z bones in stock

Postby Revofisher » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:19 pm

[-( have the 7'3" medium spinning rod on the way... dang i need a cut off and a vacation from the tackle monkey.


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