Town of Houston, British Columbia

Fly Fishing Rod

Fly Fishing Rod

Concept by: Warner Jarvis
Designer: Andrew Knapett

When Built: May 5, 1990

Dimensions:
Weight: 800 pounds
Rod length: 60 Feet (18.3 Metres)
Reel diameter: 3.5 Feet (1.1 Metres)
Fly length: 1.75 Feet (.5 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Aluminum that is anodized bronze to resemble graphite

Location:
Steelhead Park

Reason for Building:

Landmark

Additional Information:

Raised money by selling shares - 1830 shares (a piece of the rod) for $5 per centimeter

The fly is a fluorescent orange Skyomish Sunrise and sits on a 5/8" line of hollow plastic. A nail knot and a blood knot are used on the rod.

The rod was machined in six local shops with 470 hours of donated equipment and shop time and 576 hours of donated labour, with 41 local companies contributing to the final package.

Information Sources: Houston and District Chamber of Commerce and http://district.houston.bc.ca/History/World_sLargestFly-Rod.htm

Picture Source: http://district.houston.bc.ca/History/World_sLargestFly-Rod.htm

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Last Updated: July 30, 2001