KastKing Resolute Rod Review (2021 Update)

Few brands are able to match the level of quality and affordability that KastKing is known to bring to the table when it comes to fishing tackle and gear items. The KastKing Resolute is one of the company’s most popular models thanks to the rod’s reputation for being made to ‘tournament-quality standards’ while still being priced at a much more reasonable rate than similar rods produced by other brands. 

The Resolute is crafted from durable IM7 graphite material, which is known to be surprisingly tough, yet sensitive enough to allow anglers to feel the subtlest bites in most situations. This rod is known to be one of KastKing’s most popular models as it comes in a large variety of different lengths, types, powers, and actions. Serious anglers are able to narrow down their selection to just the right size and capability in order to have a rod that’s specially designed to be used for a distinct purpose

A closer look into the components and materials that have gone into this rod make it easy to see why so many anglers prefer to purchase a rod like the KastKing Resolute as opposed to any number of high-priced premium rods that are currently available on the market. 

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  • ULTRA-SENSITIVE KastFlex IM7 CARBON BLANKS - KastKing Resolute fishing rods are designed to deliver tournament performance at a value price. Sensitive and powerful IM7 KastFlex carbon rod blanks give...
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KastKing Resolute Overview 

This rod is very similar to KastKing’s other highly popular model, the Crixus, but is crafted from a more durable blank material known as IM7 graphite. With outstanding sensitivity and good overall strength, it’s easy to see why this rod is especially popular with anglers all over the world. The brand has designed the Resolute to function in both fresh and saltwater conditions, making this rod a great choice to serve as an angler’s all-purpose fishing rod that can be employed to catch any number of game fish species

KastKing designed this rod with their popular golf-club style handle that is made to help increase the overall sensitivity for anglers, as well as boost their grip when casting or reeling in their catch. With very high-quality guides and rings along with a tough reel seat, there’s no denying that this rod is able to stack up quite well when compared to some of the premium fishing rod models on the market today that are usually priced at hundreds of dollars more than the Resolute. 

Pros:

  • Affordable price
  • IM7 KastFlex carbon blank material 
  • Golf Style Superpolymer Grip
  • Made for salt or freshwater
  • 27 different varieties of combinations 
  • Casting or spinning versions 
  • Great sensitivity 

Cons:

  • Sometimes susceptible to breaking under heavy pressure

KastFlex IM7 Carbon Blank Material 

One of the KastKing Resolute’s most popular qualities is the KastFlex IM7 Carbon Blank construction material. While this type of blank might appear to be different from the graphite material that many other KastKing rods are made with, it’s virtually the same as graphite with a more sporty name. Regardless of what it’s called, KastKing Resolute’s rod material is among the most sensitive blank construction offered by the company. 

While anglers might opt to purchase a high-end rod from other premium brands for a hefty price tag, the Resolute actually offers comparable sensitivity to some of the top fishing rod manufacturers models for 2021. This is another part of why KastKing’s Resolute rod is ideal for beginner or novice anglers who might just be getting started in the sport. It’s understandable that newcomers might not want to spend large amounts of money on a single fishing rod, so the Resolute comes in as a viable option for anglers that are more budget-minded, but are still seeking out a quality product. 

KastKing Resolute Fishing Rod IM7 Blanks

Golf Style Superpolymer Grip

One of the most overlooked aspects of a great fishing rod is the quality of the grip. Many brands seem to focus very heavily on the blank material, guides, or other components, but having a solid grip goes a long way in making sure you stay in control of your rod when it counts. KastKing’s Golf Style Superpolymer Grip is arguably one of the most comfortable rod grips on the market for 2021 and features a specialized non-slip material that helps anglers stay confident in their ability to keep their hands in place whether they’re casting or reeling in a sizable catch. 

The Superpolymer Grip’s construction is also made of material that helps to amplify the rod’s overall sensitivity. KastKing knows the importance of maintaining control over your fishing rod at all times and the Resolute is designed with a grip that gives you a solid combination of control and comfort. 

Quality Components 

The KastKing Resolute is crafted with MicroWave Air Guides made by American Tackle. This guide system has been deemed one of the best in the fishing industry as it is scientifically designed to increase casting distance and accuracy. The specialized guides and rings are made to cut down on the overall levels of friction caused by fishing line and the Resolute performs at a surprising level when used with braided, fluorocarbon, or monofilament fishing line

Plenty of Options 

Unlike other rods that only come in a handful of lengths and power levels, KastKing has designed the Resolute with the understanding that anglers love to customize their gear and tackle items. The Resolute can be purchased as a spinning or casting rod and comes in lengths that vary between 4’6” and 7’6” long. Anglers can also choose between having a Resolute rod that is of the ultralight power or even a much heavier style rod that offers fast action for going after larger game fish species. 

Video Review

KastKing have put together this video showcasing the benefits of the Resolute so have a look so you can see it in action:

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KastKing Resolute Fishing Rods, Spinning Rod 7ft -Heavy - Fast-2pcs
  • ULTRA-SENSITIVE KastFlex IM7 CARBON BLANKS - KastKing Resolute fishing rods are designed to deliver tournament performance at a value price. Sensitive and powerful IM7 KastFlex carbon rod blanks give...
  • AMERICAN TACKLE MICROWAVE AIR GUIDES – American Tackle has won numerous fishing tackle industry awards for their innovative MicroWave Air Guide Systems. These patented new fishing line guides...
  • AMERICAN TACKLE REEL SEATS - A fishing rod is only as good as its components, and if your fishing reel doesn’t stay firmly in place, you’ll never be satisfied. KastKing insures solid reel...

Specifications

Length-Action-PowerLine Wt(lb.) | Lure Wt(oz.)Details
Spinning-4’6 /Moderate /UL1-4 lb. | 1/32-1/8 oz2Pcs /4+1 Guides
Spinning-5’0 /Moderate Fast /UL2-6 lb. | 1/32-3/16 oz2Pcs /5+1 Guides
Spinning-5’0 /Fast /L4-8 lb. | 1/16-1/4 oz2Pcs /5+1 Guides
Spinning-5’6 /Moderate Fast /UL2-6 lb. | 1/32-3/16 oz2Pcs /6+1 Guides
Spinning-5’6 /Fast /L4-8 lb. | 1/16-1/4 oz2Pcs /6+1 Guides
Spinning-6’0 /Moderate Fast /UL2-6 lb. | 1/32-3/16 oz2Pcs /6+1 Guides
Spinning-6’0 /Fast /L4-8 lb. | 1/16-1/4 oz2Pcs /6+1 Guides
Spinning-6’0 /Fast /M6-12 lb. | 3/16-5/8 oz2Pcs /6+1 Guides
Spinning-6’6 /Moderate Fast /UL2-6 lb. | 1/32-3/16 oz2Pcs /7+1 Guides
Spinning-6’6 /Fast /L4-8 lb. | 1/16-1/4 oz2Pcs /7+1 Guides
Spinning-6’6 /Fast /M6-12 lb. | 3/16-5/8 oz2Pcs /7+1 Guides
Spinning-6’6 /Fast /MH10-17 lb. | 1/4-3/4 oz2Pcs /7+1′ Guides
Spinning-6’6 /Fast /H12-20 lb. | 3/8-1 1/4 oz2Pcs /7+1 Guides
Spinning-7’0 /Fast /M6-12 lb. | 3/16-5/8 oz2Pcs /8+1 Guides
Spinning-7’0 /Fast /MH10-20 lb. | 3/8-1 oz2Pcs /8+1 Guides
Spinning-7’0 /Fast /H14-25 lb. | 1/2-1 1/2 oz2Pcs /8+1 Guides
Spinning-7’6 /Fast /M6-12 lb. | 3/16-5/8 oz2Pcs /9+1 Guides
Spinning-7’6 /Fast /MH10-17 lb. | 1/4-3/4 oz2Pcs /9+1 Guides
Casting-6’0 /Fast /M6-12 lb. | 3/16-5/8 oz2Pcs /7+1 Guides
Casting-6’6 /Fast /M6-12 lb. | 3/16-5/8 oz2Pcs /8+1 Guides
Casting-6’6 /Fast /MH10-17 lb. | 1/4-3/4 oz2Pcs /8+1 Guides
Casting-6’6 /Fast /H12-20 lb. | 3/8- 1/4 oz2Pcs /8+1 Guides
Casting-7’0 /Fast /M6-12 lb. | 3/16-5/8 oz2Pcs /9+1 Guides
Casting-7’0 /Fast /MH10-20 lb. | 3/8-1 oz2Pcs /9+1 Guides
Casting-7’0 /Fast /H14-25 lb. | 1/2-1 1/2 oz2Pcs /9+1 Guides
Casting-7’6 /Fast /M6-12 lb. | 3/16-5/8 oz2Pcs /10+1 Guides
Casting-7’6 /Fast /MH10-17 lb. | 1/4-3/4 oz2Pcs /10+1 Guides

Conclusion 

KastKing’s Resolution is billed as having ‘tournament performance at a value price’ on the company’s website. Most anglers who have used this rod will agree that it’s a great combination of high-performance and exceptional value. These two factors, along with a number of great features make this an ideal choice for anglers on a budget, or fishing enthusiasts who are relatively new to the sport and are looking to step up their game with a better quality rod. 

Last update on 2021-07-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Donny Karr
 

Donny Karr is an avid outdoorsman and writer whose work has been featured in magazines and websites for nearly a decade. He enjoys bass and crappie fishing in the lakes around the southeastern United States, as well as trout fishing in the streams and rivers of the Appalachian mountains. He enjoys keeping up with the latest news and gear items in the fishing industry and is always looking forward to his next outdoor adventure.