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KastKing Fishing Rods Win Fish Alaska Magazine Editors’ Choice Award

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KastKing Fishing Rods Win Fish Alaska Magazine Editors’ Choice Award

March 05
15:51 2019
New award winning KastKing Krome fishing rods takes the salmon and steelhead fishing tackle market by storm with many pro guides and recreational anglers converting to KastKing fishing gear.

Garden City, Long Island, NY – KastKing (, a brand of Eposeidon, Inc., in Garden City. Long Island, New York, is pleased to announce that their KastKing Krome Fishing Rods primarily for Salmon and Steelhead fishing were awarded the covetous Fish Alaska Magazine Editors’ Choice Award.

KastKing Krome series fishing rods were designed by KastKing’s Director of Product Development, Al Noraker, who has decades of experience with fishing rod design and fishing for salmon, steelhead, and other freshwater and saltwater species in the Pacific Northwest. Noraker used a combination of advanced technology materials and state-of the-art components such as Toray IM8 carbon fiber rod blanks with nano silica resins, Kevlar fabric, Fuji K-frame Alconite tangle free fishing line guides, and Fuji ACS and TVS reels seats in constructing KastKing Krome fishing rods.

In their announcement of the Editors’ Choice Award Fish Alaska Magazine wrote, “KastKing’s Krome series are the new kids on the block, and they are available in 15 technique-specific versions from a 7’11” back bouncer to a 12-foot Pro Troller trolling rod. We tested the Pro Troller 10’6″ and 12-foot models, and the 9’6″ spinning rod. The components are Fuji. The carbon handles are textured for a better grip. The lower section of the blank has Kevlar reinforcement extending through the handle, adding strength and lifting power. The overall rod actions are a little bit stiffer than most rods used for the Pro-Trolling application-this is a good thing, as it forces the flasher to kick a little harder, and it provides more lifting power to lead a big king to the net. Finally, the tip section is fluorescent orange, enabling you to see flasher action at a glance as well as any take downs. Though these two specific models are designed for Pro-Trolling, they are also excellent rods for backtrolling jumbo divers and big lures or baits for big Chinook, especially for rods fished out of the sides of the boat. The extra length will widen your trolling or backtrolling swath and help prevent tangles. We used the 9’6″ spinning rod for fishing bobber and jig combos. It is a fast-action rod and performs well for tossing spinners for salmon and steelhead as well. The price is right, too, making it one of the best fishing rods for Alaska.”

“This is a great story from people who really know great rods and we couldn’t be more proud,” said Noraker from his Denver Colorado office. Numerous Pacific Northwest pro fishing guides who are using KastKing Krome series fishing rods weighed in with their views about the breakthrough KastKing fishing tackle.

“From side-drifting for steelhead and pro-trolling for Chinook salmon to pursuing the next world record walleye from the Columbia River and jigging for sea bass and lingcod off the Oregon Coast, the KastKing Krome series has met all the needs for my guided clientele,” stated Bob Rees, of Bob Rees’ Fishing Guide Service in NW Oregon. “Affordable innovation is right, I’ve outfitted my entire year’s guiding programs with the Krome series and these rods have never failed me. Their durability is unmatched by any other rod on the market.”

Washington state based professional fishing guide Bruce Warren at Fishing For Fun Guide Service who targets sturgeon as well as salmon and steelhead, made the switch to KastKing rods after testing them on the Columbia River last year said, “I love the top quality components, the graphite handles, and the bright orange strike tips.”

“One of the best things I like about the rods is the bright tips due to the fact that we start at 0 dark 30, and you can see the first bites. Customers will like that as well because sometimes I am doing something and the customer can help watch them and see the bright tips. The sensitivity is great and the rods load up nicely and the quality of the rods is great,” says professional guide Mike Roth at Team Takedown Guide Service in Wenatchee, Washington.

As a guide the reasonable price is big to us as It can be very expensive do to needing a lot of rods. The warranty is good too.”

“Chad Niedermeyer Guide Service clients started using the KastKing Krome Pro-Troll series last year and now I fish only KastKing rods,” said Chad Niedermeyer from Warrenton, Oregon. “One of the main reasons for this is because of the backbone the rods have along with the soft tip, I loose less fish when fishing barbless hooks than my previous rods. My clients also comment how they like the feel of the rods and I enjoy the reliability and consistency.”

“We are thankful to the Editors at Fish Alaska Magazine for their insight and open-minded approach in testing and reviewing our KastKing Krome rods. KastKing respects and appreciates their honest, expert opinions,” says Tom Gahan Chief Marketing Officer at KastKing.

KastKing Krome series fishing rods are available at and are shipped to all 50 states. The online discounted price for KastKing Krome rods is $149.98 for all models and sizes.

Photo Credit: Rob Gerlitz, Rob’s Greenwater Guide Service, Garibaldi Oregon

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