Kristal 640-M Sceptre Tournament Series Kite Rod Combo
The Kristal 640-M Electric Kite Reel was designed specifically for kite fishing. The 640-M features a stronger electric motor capable of lifting 25 LBS of dead weight, in a powerful yet light weight package, along with a manual over ride handle. The lightweight and compact design of the 640-M allows this reel to be comfortably fished from a trident rod holder.
The Kristal 640-M electric kite reel plays a vital role when fishing kites. Manual reels become a nuissance when you are hooked up and the kite needs to be retrieved, there is nothing more convenient and efficient than flipping the switch and letting the reel do the work! By it's very nature, fishing live baits off the kites is labor intensive, eliminating the need to reel in a kite manually is priceless.
When selecting a kite rod most anglers tend to select an inexpensive rod. Reasoning dictates that since the rod is not going to be used to fight a fish, the least expensive choice is best. The weakest point of most kite rods is the rod tip guide. The passage of braided line together with swivels will immediately begin to eat away the metal of the rod tip guide. Eventually the line will go through the metal creating a rough surface that will break the line. The breakage of the kite line while the kite is in flight may result in loosing the kite as well as your release clips, baits, and swivels, not to mention a trophy fish! Our Sceptre Tournament Series Kite Rod eliminates that problem through the use of our new Tungsten Carbide Stainless Steel Kite Tip. Tungsten Carbide guides were designed for use with stainless steel wire lines, such as monel. Tungsten Carbide greatly surpasses the necessary strength to handle braided lines and the swivels we run through the guide. Our kite rod tip guide will not break when spectra braided lines, dacron, or swivels are passed through it.
The Sceptre Tournament Series Kite Rod is a full sized kite rod measuring at 36 inches in length, the butt section is 15 inches so the bottom of the kite reel does not touch your gunwales. This professional grade super heavy duty kite rod features an aluminum reel seat that can accommodate the larger electric kite reels. In addition we align our reel seats where the reel tightens towards the butt of the rod. This alignment is imperative when running offshore. Kite rods or any rod, where the reel is tightened from the bottom towards the rod tip WILL become loose when running. This type of reel seat alignment will eventually cause the loss of an expensive reel, or someone getting hurt because the reel came off the rod, causing injury.
When I designed our entire line of Sceptre Tournament Series Fishing Rods I took all these known flaws out of the equation. My focus was to build a line of tournament tuned fishing rods of impeccable quality. Sceptre tournament quality performance driven rods will exceed your expectations.