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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

Dorsal view of a Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
Some characteristics from the microscope images for the tentative species id: The postero-lateral projections are found only on segment 9, not segment 8. Based on the key in Jacobus et al. (2014), it appears to key to Neoleptophlebia adoptiva or Neoleptophlebia heteronea, same as this specimen with pretty different abdominal markings. However, distinguishing between those calls for comparing the lengths of the second and third segment of the labial palp, and this one (like the other one) only seems to have two segments. So I'm stuck on them both. It's likely that the fact that they're immature nymphs stymies identification in some important way.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Iliketofish on Nov 1, 2008November 1st, 2008, 11:44 am EDT
i got a pole called Kunnan boron president have you ever heard of it i try looking it up on ebay but i couldint find it its a 8'0" 244 cm?

thank you....Mark
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Wbranch on Nov 7, 2008November 7th, 2008, 7:07 pm EST
A telephone pole? A vaulting pole? A flag pole? Obviously not a FISHING ROD.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Jjlyon01 on Nov 8, 2008November 8th, 2008, 4:44 am EST
It could be a non-production rod from a small company that may not be well known or they have gone out of business. It may even be a custom rod from an individual builder
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CaseyP on Nov 8, 2008November 8th, 2008, 9:34 am EST
hey, Iliketofish,

Google Kunnan Rod. you'll come across some discussion of this brand by saltwater spin fishers. It's old, so you won't find spare parts or repairs, but some folk seem to like them. your particular model wasn't mentioned on the one page i checked

They aren't fly rods, so on this forum you won't find much interest. hope this was helpful to you.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
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Taxon on Nov 8, 2008November 8th, 2008, 10:44 am EST
Hi Mark-

We have a common bond. I too like to fish. Here is a thread on RodBuilding.org which discusses Kunnan rods.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Alexandria Pa

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JAD on Nov 8, 2008November 8th, 2008, 1:56 pm EST
Hi Mark

Thanks for the post, nothing like a new fishing rod or poll.
You can dream all winter of the huge fish your going to catch.

Have a short winter


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