Fly Fishing Rod
When Built: May 5, 1990
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