Originally Posted by Crazy Alberto
How many of you remember the original â€œEagle Clawâ€ (yellow) rods?
Gosh... after posting this... My age is showing.
Anyone heard of Kunnan Graphite Rods??
Posted July 15 2007 - 07:32 PM
Still have, love and fish my old yellow Eagle Claw 3# fly rod - As a matter of fact I had it out popping for largemouth in the local lake yesterday
I also still have, love and often fish my old Kunan Advantage Plus, Sensor-Scopic freshwater bass rod. Turn a lock nut on the top of the handle and the thing extends or retracts from 5' 4" to 6'.
I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --
and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am. ~ Crash Davis
I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.
Posted July 16 2007 - 07:50 AM
Posted July 16 2007 - 08:27 AM
none of the Kunnans were smashed- all broke by either heavy load or rod to rod collisions...
I would definitely put them at the low end of the scale.
in a crepuscular dawn we breathlessly wait.
some repose in cathedrals and dream about fishin
I just keep smiling and let His hand shape my mission...
(*member formerly known as 'luker')
Posted July 16 2007 - 08:34 AM
I have 3 of the eagle claws spinning rods. They are fun to catch small fw bass on.
They were my Dads. I will always treasure them.
Posted July 16 2007 - 10:39 AM
I couldn't imagine breaking that rod fighting a fish!
Their surf line had 3 lines of quality the advantage line (burgundy blank)being the cheapest,competitor line(dark green blank) was their mid grade,and the classic (black blank) was their top of the line.Wish they were still making rods,they were ahead of their time
Posted July 16 2007 - 11:01 AM
Posted July 16 2007 - 11:16 AM
The factory did indeed burn down, ending that venture.
It was longer ago than the old guys recall, reaching high popularity around 1985, and ending about 1988.
There was never a connection with Fenwick, just a couple of cool ads with sales manager **the late Bill Campbell** pointing at the camera and saying "Watch out Fenwick!", and announcing his intention to supplant them as the top name in factory-built rods.
This was when Fenwick was in Orange County and Kunnan USA was in suburban San Diego, most of the world thinks they are right next to each other.
They were excellent rods, I still have a golf-style shirt with the logo on it.
"The best kind of fish in the world is the one on the end of a kid's line"
Posted July 17 2007 - 10:24 AM
When I purchased it new it was one of the "go to" plugging rods here in NJ.
Thanks in advance,
Posted July 17 2007 - 11:17 AM
Went to see the whatfixer.