The rod is listed as having the following specifications:
Lure weight: 1/4 - 1 1/2 oz.
Line weight: 14 - 30 lb.
Handle length: 10"
Line guides: 9 plus the tip
http://www.kistlerrods.com/p/KR/c-mt-wo ... JTH70.html
It is a great rod, however, something on my rod did not seem right, as the handle was too long and it was missing some guides.
I measured from the rear handle from the rear of the reel seat to the butt cap. It measured 11" total, not the 10" as listed.
Also, my rod only has 7 guides and the tip guide, for a total of 8 guides. The rod is listed as having 9 guides plus the tip for a total of 10 guides.
Is my rod "defective" or is there a typographical error on your website?
Even though I agree that's odd, I think you're asking in the wrong place. Shoot them an email or something.hotwheels wrote:Is my rod "defective" or is there a typographical error on your website?
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My rod also came from Simmons - about 15 months ago.
As iAngler suggested, your questions are best asked of Kistler Custom Rods. I suggest you either call or email them with your concerns directly rather than try to sort it out on a public board where no-one can help you come to a resolution.
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Don't take what I say as fact..as I've been having more than my share of "senior" moments lately (and flashbacks..hehe).
Perhaps someone else can jump in here and confirm that I'm not totally "whacked out".
One other thing I noticed was that the black rubber winding check in front of the reel seat is not glued. When i moved the winding check forward I noticed there is a 2mm to 3mm gap inbetween the blank and the inside edge of the reel seat threads, and that I can wiggle it.
On my APC and other rods, the reel seat and blank fit together snug. Shouldn't this part of the rod be gluded?
For $180 this rod is going back and I am getting a refund. I am going to get a Cumara or have a G Blanks built instead.
FYI: Simmons did not know about the typo either. Their service was fast, as they actually called Kistler. He too offered me a refund. Also, they do not sell seconds or damaged merchandise. This is the 4th rod I purchased this year from them. I highly reccomend them.