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18406ej

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I picked up a Kunnan IM7 spinning rod at Bi-Mart to use as a fill-in until my broken Clarus rod is replaced by the factory. I don't know what the Kunnan's lifetime will be, but I have to tell you, at $27 it feels just like my Clarus. Anyone looking to get into angling at a low price should check these out.
 
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Never heard of it.
Can you tell me about it?
Line wieght length action etc. ?
 
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Length is 8' 6", medium action, 8-17lb line, 1/4 to 3/4 oz weight. Great rod for my bubble and fly set-up, as the length allows me to run the fly way behind the bobber. I also like the longer length as I feel it improves the casting distance from my usual bank fishing spots. With a KastMaster attached I can cast about 3 or 4 miles, I think...
 
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now thats what I mean, only 3 or 4 miles... darn cheap rods!!!;)
 
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Ill start saving up. My Trusty Abu garcia broke so now I need a new rod.
 
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You found a Kunnan new in a store?!!

"The Kunnan Co. made fishing rods & blanks as well as golf club shafts. The factory was located in South Carolina. In the early 90's the factory burned down and the company did not rebuild -- so Kunnan rods got very hard to come by."

I had a coupla 8'6" "Competitor" models that served me well...a long time ago! I don't recall IM ratings being used 20 years ago on the vintage Kunnans, so its possible that the company, or at least the brand name, has been reborn.
 
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OK, mystery solved. Apparently, new Kunnans are now available.

The vintage Kunnans were ahead of their time with stiff snappy actions but the limited technology of the day made 100% graphite rods brittle. I think I snapped the tips off of 2 out of the 3 I had.
 

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