For more than five decades the Kissel family has been building fishing rods. Today, angling artisan John Kissel has become the master of his craft by using the latest components that modern technology can provide. John creates fishing rods that can only be described as "masterpieces."

Kissel Krafts rods are great looking, built to perfection, and perfectly balanced, offering unparalleled performance.Monty McGuffin
Kissel Krafts custom fishing rods are the highest quality and most sensitive fishing rods I have ever used. John and his master rod builders made my first crank bait fishing rod specially for me at a price that was very fair, if not a steal! This rod fit my hand and had the perfect parabolic bend that I was looking for.Eric Aldrich

Meet the Kissel Krafts Professional Anglers

Meet the Kissel Krafts
Professional Anglers

Meet the Kissel Krafts Professional Anglers

Shawn Hendrix

Shawn is the winner of the 2013 Central Georgia Bass Trail Championship held at Lake Oconee and has been a member of the Peachtree City Bass Anglers Club since January 2008. He is also a participant in the Bassmaster Weekend Series and the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open tournaments.

Matt Arey

Matt is an experienced guide in hunting and fishing activities throughout North and South Carolina. He enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge of the outdoors with his clients and guests.

Martha Goodfellow

Martha is the Director for the American Bass Anglers South Carolina Couples Division and a participant in the Lady Bass Anglers Association, the FLW, B.A.S.S., and American Bass Anglers tournaments.

Tim Maxfield

Tim has caught 11 largemouth over 10 pounds and 9 smallmouth over 7 pounds! He is the 1981 South Carolina Poor Boy Federation champion and the Tennessee state sales rep for 11 fishing related companies.

Eric Aldrich

Eric is an outdoor writer and marketing specialist and has won 1st place at the Walmart BFL on West Point Lake. He has also won first place in the 2004 HD Marine on Lake Lanier and has had several other local wins and top 20 finishes in the Walmart BFL.

Aaron Batson

Aaron has won countless tournaments and has been featured in several Georgia Outdoor News issues. He is a participant in the BASS Southern Open Division, BASS Weekend Series, and American Bass Anglers tournaments.

Monty McGuffin

Marty is the producer and host of The Carolina Outdoorsman Show and is a well known angler with many accomplishments in bass fishing. His highly popular show got its start in 1992 and has received numerous awards over the years.

Paul Palmer

Paul grew up in Lorain Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. At the age of 26, he moved to east Tennessee and instantly became hooked on bass fishing. Since then he has had the desire & determination to compete at the highest level of bass fishing tournament competition.

Mike Faulkner

Bio and photo coming soon.

Darren Taylor

Bio and photo coming soon.

Cory McGaha

Cory is not only an passionate fisherman, but he is also the owner of Draggin Bass Customs. He has a busy year coming up in 2015 fishing many trials including American Bass Anglers, Skeeter, Fishers of Men and the BFL Savannah River Division. He is a very dedicated and aggressive up and coming angler working his way to the top for the great opportunity to be able to fish with some of the most talented people in this sport.

Nelson Poore

Nelson is currently 15 yrs old and hosts a local cable show in Alabama called Reel It In. He fishes B.A.S.S. High School events and ASABFA, and his favorite lake to fish is Lake Wheeler where the fishing is prime with Spots, Largemouth, and Smallies. He is honored to be on board with Kissel Krafts and hopes to grow with us as a representative.

Upcoming Events

Come See Kissel Kraft Custom Rods at the 2015 Bass and Salt Water Fishing Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Where:

North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC
Expo Link

Show Times & Dates:

Friday, January 9 from 10 am - 8 pm

Saturday, January 10 from 9 am - 7 pm

Sunday, January 11 from 10 am - 5 pm

Admission:

Adults: $8.00

Seniors & Military: $7.00

Junior Anglers (6 - 12): $5.00

Children (5 and under): FREE!

Announcement

Recently we announced that we were looking for new Sales/Marketing Pro Staff members, and the response was overwhelming. After careful consideration, Kissel Krafts is proud to welcome to the Pro Staff team: David O'Neal, Bill Dunston, Jr., Steve Sparks, Tim Grubbs, Kenny Beam, and Cody Black.

It was a very hard choice as there were a lot of great candidates. As much as we would love to add everyone that applied, we can not. But don't worry as we are constantly growing and will expand more in the future.

Thank you everyone for your support and for believing in us. We are very blessed.

Send Us Your Photo

Own a Kissel Krafts custom fishing rod? We'd love to see a picture!

Send us a picture of you enjoying your new Kissel Krafts custom rod and we'll add it to the Braggin' Board for everyone to see.

Send your picture to:
bragginboard@kisselkrafts.com

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